(Closed) When to start planning??

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
13292 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know the the deal about cruiseline weddings, so this may be off base.  But I’m March 2013, and I’m already planning things.  We’ve booked our venue and are narrowing down caterers and photographers now.  I think if you want to start planning, you aren’t too early (It’s just over a year out!  That’s not too soon – but not late, either!). 

What do you need to plan for the actual wedding?  I’d say figuring out the guest list may be one of your earlier tasks since that’ll most likely be the hardest, especially since the boat limits how many people can be aboard for it!

Post # 4
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i would plan guest list now, and save the dates- since it is a destination wedding so to speak.

find out what all the cruise ship will take care of, what you need to take care of- dress( depending on your bridal designer it might take 6 months or more to get dress…

if you are having a wedding party pick those people now so they have time to save for the wedding too

i started planning a week after i got an engaged– august 25is the day we were engaged. i bought my dress the 31st of august–(not really wanted to buy that soon but i got con into the dress by the bridal consultant(paid in full) cant change my mind. i still havent gotten it yet….


Post # 5
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

it’s never too early to start planning. and because the cruise ship will take care of the basics, how about planning for save the dates and invites, your gown, welcome gift bags and so on.

Post # 7
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

it’s nice that you are going with a venue that will take care of a lot of things for you. Honestly, it’s not that much fun to be wedding-obsessed for so long. Make sure you have a clear timeline for what you want to DIY, or when you want things done by, like save the dates and finalizing guestlist, your attire, etc. but live your life.

I’m less than 7 months away now and I try to limit my wedding obsession to a few evenings a week… sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

congrats by the way!! i’m also getting married on a boat, but it’s permanently docked (old renovated ferry 😉

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