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Hi 2023 brides!!

Jordan, on July 8, 2021 at 8:57 PM Posted in Planning 14 76
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Hi everyone! My fianc茅 and I have set a wedding date in April 2023 (I wanted plenty of time to plan, and he wanted him to be 30 and me 25 lol). For anyone else with a longer engagement, how soon are you selecting things like your dress, or certain vendors? Just curious how other people are setting their timeline 馃槉


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Latest activity by bevbabe, on September 21, 2021 at 10:35 AM
  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
    Nicole
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    I was engaged for over 2 years by the time we got married. We had our venue, caterer, and photographers locked in with contracts 2 months after we got engaged (22 months from our original date). Florist, officiant, and miscellaneous vendors came around 18 months out or so. I bought my dress a year out (purchased at a sample sale, so would have waited a little longer if I bought new). If your top choices for vendors are booking, I鈥檇 start looking into and booking them. I know some of the vendors I still follow on social media are booking their 2023 couples already. Not only would it give you a concrete number to continue to save up for, but it may also lock you into lower rates versus waiting (we locked in some 2018 rates for our 2020 wedding by booking early).
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  • Jordan
    Beginner April 2023
    Jordan
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    Oooo! That makes a lot of sense!


    That鈥檚 super helpful, thank you!!!!
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  • Pat
    Dedicated May 2023
    Pat Online
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    May 2023 and we have the venue booked (at 2021 prices). We just booked the DJ, and I am deciding between 2 photographers. I also bought my dress, because it was THE one. LOL The rest can wait until after the New Year.
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  • Karissa
    Just Said Yes April 2023
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    April 30, 2023 =). We booked our venue, and are meeting with the photographer/videographer &DJ next week!

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  • Karissa
    Just Said Yes April 2023
    Karissa
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    April 30, 2023 =). We booked our venue, and are meeting with the photographer/videographer &DJ next week!

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  • Shayla
    Just Said Yes March 2023
    Shayla
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    My wedding will be on March 19, 2023馃コ鉂わ笍. Personally I like to do everything ahead of time. At least the most important things. I got all my vendors except cake and flowers. Everything else is pretty much set. I would suggest get your venue first! And everything else will fall into place after that! 鈽猴笍馃檹馃徎 Congratulations and goodluck 鉂わ笍
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  • Allesandra
    Just Said Yes July 2023
    Allesandra
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    Hii! My Fianc茅 and I are getting married July of 2023. I was told it鈥檚 never to early to start looking. We already found our venue but I think I鈥檓 going to wait until the middle of 2022 to look for my dress and the other vendors.
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  • Jackie
    Just Said Yes May 2023
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    May 2023!! I booked my venue almost immediately (got engaged April 2021). I booked my wedding planner in early June and just booked my photographer yesterday. I'm now looking into DJ, ceremony music, videographer and makeup. My main goal is to book my one wedding a day vendors asap! The rest like florist, my dress, centerpieces, tablecloth, etc. can wait. My friend who is getting married in November 2021 waited too long to reach out for makeup and hair and had slim pickings. So while I'm not sure if they count as a one wedding a day vendor, I want to at least start reaching out to makeup artists and hairstylists now so I'm not left struggling to find one last minute. My planner told me hotel blocks (I'm an out of state bride) and transportation usually open up their rates about 1 year before wedding date, so we are waiting on that too. I'm also going to wait I think 1.5 years in advance before asking my wedding party. People have suggested not asking until 8 months-12 months before your wedding, but I feel like that's too far! So I plan to ask my party this fall. Sorry this is so long!

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  • Marissa
    Just Said Yes September 2023
    Marissa
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    My fianc茅 and I booked our venue for 9/23/2023. Things are booking up fast because of covid, etc. We will go check out catering soon and book photography. As for the rest we will probably wait until next summer.
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  • Angela
    Just Said Yes April 2023
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    04-15-2023
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    Just Said Yes April 2023
    Elisabeth
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    Getting married in April in 2023 too !! I have the vendor and DJ booked already. Im not planning on getting my dress until around November of next year because my weight fluctuations. Next step is booking a photographer/ videographer. I looked at a few that are already booked for our date. A lot of vendors are getting booked quickly because of covid pushing back weddings.
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  • Michelle
    Just Said Yes June 2023
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    Hello All!! Our wedding date is June of 2023!!! We鈥檝e purchased our rings (not sure why we started their). We pushed our date out to try and pay for the expenses as we go instead of accruing a lot of debt. A few weeks ago we met with a wedding planner!! YAAAAAY!!! I鈥檇 like to start visiting venues and securing the location, I believe the venue will determine everything else for me (invitations, save the dates, our attire everything). Happy planning and happy to know I鈥檓 not the only 2023 Bride.
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  • L
    Savvy January 2023
    Lakisha
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    YAY!!! Getting married 1/1/2023. I鈥檓 having a Surprise Bridal Proposal Dinner on 11/20/21 and I have a dress appointment 12/4/21. I already have a dress chosen so I鈥檓 basically going to order it.
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  • Jennifer
    Just Said Yes August 2023
    Jennifer
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    Mine and Michaels wedding is set for Aug 26, 2023 and we are picking our vendors now and paying for them ahead of time. Weddings can be so stressful so we鈥檙e getting all the heavy lifting out of the way now.
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  • Nicole
    Beginner October 2023
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    Getting married in October 2023 and I鈥檝e had my dressed picked for several months now. I already know who my wedding party is gonna be bad roughly how many people will be there. I鈥檝e looked at 1 venue so far and as for vendors I鈥檓 completely lost on how to do any of that.
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  • Nikki
    Just Said Yes May 2023
    Nikki
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    We have our colors, wedding party, and where we getting married at done and our wedding is May 2023
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  • Kelly
    Just Said Yes December 2023
    Kelly
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    My wedding is December 2nd 2023 and I have deposits on everything already.
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  • Sarah
    Just Said Yes September 2023
    Sarah
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    Date Twins !!!!
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    Just Said Yes April 2023
    Stacey
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    April 2023. We booked the venue 24 months out because others venues in the area were already full until Jan 2023. It's an inclusive package, so we have our dj, food, photography and decorator done. We also chose our colors and I bought my dress because it was a sample sale, and I wouldn't have gotten a dress like that in my budget! I won't do much else this year except select and send save the dates, and ask my bridal party.
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  • Shekia
    Just Said Yes May 2023
    Shekia
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    Yes I can't wait ours is planned for May 2023
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