Hi everyone! My so and I just got engaged a few days ago, and we are rushing into planning
We can't seem to agree on the month. We would move to have a wedding in 2020 in Seattle. I am aiming for September but my fiance thinks I'm rushing and that 9 months isn't enough time to plan. Thoughts?? Have you had to plan with only 9 months? If so, how was it?
Mine will be about 9 months from when we started planning. Officially engaged (when he gave me a ring) is only 5 months.
We don’t have a huge wedding so planning hasn’t been bad. It’s a DW and there’s a total of 10 of us that will be there. I booked a venue, officiant, photographer and videographer within the first couple months of planning. Dress shopping was done around the time I got officially engaged, which wasn’t much time to order so I had to get a dress that was already at the store. It’s doable, but we aren’t also having 100 guests to feed and entertain. Depends on how you guys plan!
We planned ours in 8 months and it was totally fine. My sister had a baby in April, so June was the earliest we could do it. The first weekend in June, I and about half of my 40 guests were competing in Special Olympics Summer Games, so I couldn't pick that weekend. I didn't want to have a long engagement and I wanted to be married before my birthday in September, so we were married on June 23rd. We had plenty of time to plan our wedding.
*We had over 200 guests, but I was allowed to invite only 40.
I think its doable. We got engaged in August of 2019, and we'll be married in April 2020. You do have to knock out the major vendors quickly, but after that you should be able to coast and do things at your own pace. It's kind of exciting because there's not really a lull, though we did take some time for the holidays to just relax and be with family. Congrats and good luck! Happy planning!
My fiancé and I got engaged back in April and are getting married in February so we've had 9-10 months worth of planning by our wedding day. I'd say if you are diligent and can budget it, go for it! I think we've had plenty of time and like you we jumped into planning. 😊
We got married six months and one day after getting engaged. The key is remembering you're going to need to find your big vendors quickly (venue, catering, photography) and that if you have a particular vision you may end up paying more or you may not be able to get the venue you want (if that makes sense) because September is super popular for weddings right now.
9 months is enough time to plan, but September/October are the most popular months to get married and I think you’d struggle to find a venue with openings at this point. When I booked my venue, it was June 2018 and I wanted to book for June 2019. Dates for June 2019 were still open, but they told me September and October 2019 were already fully booked and some weekends in September and October 2020 were ALREADY starting to fill up!
So basically if you can find a venue then great! But I wouldn’t get your heart set on a date until you can find one. And prepare to be flexible with it... you may need to end up doing a less popular date like in August or November if you really want 2020
I think it’s doable, but if you’re having an October wedding, the 10th seems to be incredibly hard to find people who aren’t already booked on major vendors. I was talking to vendors in October and a lot of them were booked already in my area.