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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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!