(Closed) What's the LEAST amount of time you'd need to plan?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How much time?
    One month or less. : (15 votes)
    22 %
    2 to 5 months : (18 votes)
    27 %
    6 months to 1 year : (23 votes)
    34 %
    1 year or more : (6 votes)
    9 %
    I just love polls. : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    4683 posts
    Honey bee

    Depends on the size of the wedding. A weekend for a courthouse (a nice courthouse with a photographer and a few flowers and a nice white sundress), 3-6 months for a small wedding or elopement, 6-8 months for a bigger wedding. 

    Post # 4
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it depends on your expectations of what a wedding should be like

    Post # 5
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I already know I need at least a year, just due to our families and money and planning a wedding in North Dakota while our family is all over the place. 

    Also I voted I like polls. Because I like polls.

    Post # 6
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It’s completely dependent on what you want your wedding to be like. How many people? Is it in a popular venue in town or at your house? Do you have the money saved already or will that take time? 

    Post # 7
    1432 posts
    Bumble bee

    4 months, 100 people, lots of DIY. Don’t think I coulda done it any quicker.

    Post # 9
    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    It seems like there are some things that you could do before you know when exactly the wedding will be (like buying a dress). The tricky thing would be the things that require booking time way in advance (like caterers and venues).

    (Also, if you’re inviting people who will have to fly in, I know that I like to book flights out at least 2 months in advance.)

    Post # 11
    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Depends on what your doing…..a big wedding may take a year a smaller one maybe a few months.

    My guy and I have been together for 4 1/2 years and engaged for over 3 and we know we want to be married in February….just didn’t now what year. I asked him the other day when and he said it has been a while so why not this February? Surprise! Gotta plan a wedding in 4 months lol!  But it’s all good cause were only doing something really small. So I’m not worried, but it would have been nice to have 6 months. 😀


    Post # 12
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We got engaged and married in just under 6 months. I had a few basic plans worked out (I knew I wanted to get married at City Hall and have a big party later), but it came together quickly. I was working 12-hour days at the time, but I had my mom to help me with some DIY things. Unless you’re planning something over the top or need to save up a lot of money over time, there’s no real need to drag it out!

    Post # 13
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Just because the dress and venue were the most important elements to me…my venue had to be reserved many many months in advance (it’s a library…we reserved it at almost exactly a year in advance to make sure) and even if I were having a courthouse wedding, for me personally I would still want an expensive designer dress that fit me like a glove, and it takes about 7 months for the dress to be made and come in…so definitely no less than 7 months, even if I couldn’t have my venue and had a courthouse wedding, I’d still want my dress!!!

    Post # 14
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Depends on what you and your FH want out of a wedding. We got engaged in March, didn’t actually start planning until April, and got married in December. I actually got bored around October because I had planned just about everything and was just impatiently waiting! We had a decent sized wedding, about 140-150 showed up, and it was semi formal. I probably could have done it in 6 months instead of 8, but for the size and type of wedding we had, 6 would be the minimum for us.

    Post # 15
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    You can have fast, good, or cheap… pick any two.

    I could totally do it in less than a month, as long as I had the money, or as long as it didn’t have to be elaborate and meticulous.  

    Post # 16
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Yes, it depends on the size of the wedding. I started planning mine a year out and I wish I had more time….it’s coming up so quickly…LOL.

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