(Closed) Will people take us seriously? Need advice, please!

posted 5 years ago in May 2015
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Go for it- the worst thing they can do is say no. But usually, at least around here, venues book up over a year ahead of time, so it’s not unheard of to book two years in advance. It’s not like you are trying to book for 2018- they should be able to pencil you in, or at least tell you when they will be able to.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’ve inquired with a bunch of vendors over the past 2 months for our March 2015 wedding & everyone took us very seriously, no explination needed.  We even booked our venue earlier this month & were locked into the 2014 pricing (the price there goes up a bit each year and they haven’t determined 2015 pricing yet)!  Also, nearly all of the vendors I’ve spoken with said that we were smart looking around this far in advance since we basically have first choice in vendors before they’re all booked.  You can never have too much time….2015 will be here before we know it! Best of luck 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Look I think you should have NO trouble booking a venue 2 years in advance. Where I am, we got scoffed at for only planning the wedding a year ahead; a lot of venues were already booked out. So it will probably work out in your favour – you’ll have your pick of venues. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

In my town, venues are sometimes completely booked two years in advance! I don’t think you’ll have any problems. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you’re willing to sign a contract and fork over a deposit, they’ll take you seriously! I wouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i don’t think it should be a problem booking 2 years out.  just make sure that the terms are specified in the contract regarding pricing and packages, outside vendors, decorations, etc.

i have heard of brides that had booked early and then the venue changing management and changing all of the pricing and terms.  it was going to cost her 2x more than she had budgeted for.  also, put down just the minimum deposit.

Post # 10
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21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We just booked ours last week. When looking around we heard from all the venues that May is one of the most popular months and that we should consider booking soon! So we found a venue, fell in love and booked!

They will take you serious, no worries!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got engaged in 2011 and I’m getting married next month (22 month engagement). Both our catererer and our reception venue had policies not to book more than six months in advance. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I just booked our venue for late summer 2014 and they already had SO much booked for even later that year. My venue WAS booking into 2015. I think some vendors (venue, church, etc) will be ready to talk to you. Some may tell you they only book a year out, but you can still visit with them and see if it would be a good fit, and then call ASAP when you can book.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would say don’t worry about it. We got engaged in March this year and I have contacted so many vendors already. I have two apointments set up with vendors for thsi week and next week.

I don’t think you have to explain anything to them. May is a busy month for weddings.  I’ve gotten a few comments when people would hear my wedding date and they would just say better to plan ahead than wait til last minute. 

I went to a bridal show and was a little embarassed at first to mention my date but I saw other brides there that weren’t planning weddings until 2016. 

Don’t stress yourself out over the wedding plans this early! 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

When we get married, we will have been engaged for 22 months. 

Here’s my advice: DONT BOOK. 

Unless you are in a high traffic area (like me), it’s unnecessary. 

But mainly, I give you this advice because 18 months later, there are so many things I want to change, but I cant because I put the deposit down arleady. Seriously, I booked thinking that this venue, caterer, and DJ were the ones. Now I am regretting my DJ and venue choice. 

2 years is plenty of time for a business to also go out of business, have a natural disaster, or a change of management. Wait until a year out. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m going to be a June bride, but everyone has taken my inquiries very seriously, and offered me tastings and meetings as well. If someone is unprofessional, find a vendor that isn’t 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@laciekate:  If you’re ready to pull the trigger and sign contracts and put down deposits, yes, they’ll take you seriously.  If you’re “just looking” for a wedding two years out, I doubt it. 

 

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