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How early is too early to book your venue?

Brooklyn, on January 12, 2018 at 3:49 PM Posted in Planning 0 51
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Okay, my fiancé and I would really like an October or November 2019 wedding. My grandfather has been gracious enough to offer to pay for our venue and has given us no price restrictions so Friday’s and Saturday’s are both options and we have no particular date in mind, just the desire of a fall wedding. I really want to tour a venue I fell in love with and hopefully book an official date but my fiancé says we have more than enough time because of the flexibility we have. I guess my question is when did you ladies book your venue? Do you agree that 21ish months is too far out?

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Latest activity by Philippe's & Racheal, on October 16, 2018 at 4:32 PM
  • Mrs_Jenkins
    Devoted June 2018
    Mrs_Jenkins ·
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    It depends on the venue! You should ask them if they have a time limit on how far in advance they book, and if they do, what is their policy on cancellation.

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  • Sarah
    Master June 2016
    Sarah ·
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    We booked a little over a year out, but we have venues in our area that dates book up over two years in advance.
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  • Future Louie
    Super August 2019
    Future Louie ·
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    I booked exactly 21 months out and I honestly feel like it was a breath of fresh air. I was able to at least 'ground' our wedding in an area and date to get real ideas in my head instead of being overwhelmed with all the options out there.

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  • FutureMrsW
    VIP March 2018
    FutureMrsW ·
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    I don’t think it’s necessarily too early. You should tour the venue and ask them how far they book up in advance/how far they’ll allow you to book in advance. Since you have a specific season in mind I think it would be worth checking into at least to see if they’re really popular at that time.

    My venue books up to 18 months in advance. Maybe even more now. FH and I booked ours 14 months in advance and the venue was booking out further than that and told us we were lucky to get the date we did.
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  • Sarah
    Savvy May 2019
    Sarah ·
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    I have learned its never too early! I fell in love with a venue and am about 1.5 yrs away from my wedding and it was already booked for all the Saturdays in June I wanted! So now we are doing a Friday wedding, but it worked out perfectly in the end and its also cheaper!

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  • FutureMrsN
    Super October 2018
    FutureMrsN ·
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    It depends on the venue! We booked ours about 20/21 months in advance and it was only 1 of 2 open Sunday dates available for Fall (Saturdays were all booked). I thought it was way too early and hadn't contacted them yet, but glad I did when I did!

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  • Forestwed
    Master May 2018
    Forestwed ·
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    Not at all. Venues near me are already booking for 2019. At least book the venue so you have a date then you can take your time with other things but don’t wait, fall weddings are a popular time.
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  • Brooklyn
    Savvy May 2019
    Brooklyn ·
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    Thank you ladies! I’m going to go ahead and book a tour and if they allow me to book this far in advance then we will! I just know if I leave the timeline up to him we’d be in trouble lol
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  • Sara P.
    VIP October 2018
    Sara P. ·
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    We booked ours 15 months before and we had to choose an alternative date bc we wanted a Saturday in November and they were all booked up by August the year before when we were touring. I say if you know what you want and the money is available, book it so you don't have to choose something other than your first choices.
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  • Rachel
    Devoted August 2018
    Rachel ·
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    I started looking 22 months out, 5 out of venues were already booked for the date I wanted. I had to change my date for the perfect place. So it really depends. If you have a specific date or place in mind it never hurts to get information
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  • Bridecb
    Devoted June 2018
    Bridecb ·
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    It depends on your venue (how quick do they book up? When do they allow bookings to begin?) and also you and your partner (will you change your minds?) once you answer these questions you’ll know what to do! Smiley smile
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  • Rachel
    Devoted August 2018
    Rachel ·
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    5 out of 6*
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    I booked mine almost exactly a year and a half out. It's never too early. Fall is a popular time. Tour and book as soon as you can and take your time planning the rest.

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  • K
    Just Said Yes July 2018
    Kayleigh ·
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    Book now if you’re confident!!!! Venue prices go up overtime! I booked mine the earliest I could and now the prices went up, we saved money booking early!!
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  • Lisa
    Super May 2018
    Lisa ·
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    We booked ours 1 year in advance because they were very popular!
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  • MrsMcCormick
    Dedicated November 2019
    MrsMcCormick ·
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    Hi! My fiancé and I are getting married in October or November 2019 as well and I’m hoping to have something booked by March. Once the venue is booked you can take time to relax! Definitely book sooner rather than later so you don’t risk having your dates filled up!
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  • futurmrslowe
    Super December 2018
    futurmrslowe ·
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    I was booking for 11-12 months out for November of 2018 (and ended up with December 1, 2018) . Here in Dallas/Fort Worth, many venues were already booked for October and November a year out...

    It probably depends on the local area....

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  • Tobemrs.knudson
    Devoted June 2018
    Tobemrs.knudson ·
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    I started looking about the time you are. I ended up deciding to go with a venue that I'll have to wait until this may to book.
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  • kelly
    Super June 2017
    kelly ·
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    We booked exactly two years in advance because I knew our venue was very popular for weddings and I wanted to lock in less expensive prices.
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  • Yoomie
    VIP October 2018
    Yoomie ·
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    We booked out venue 20 months out. It's a super popular venue and we picked a popular date as well (Columbus Day weekend, in DC) so it made sense to us to book it that early.
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