Neffe
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How Long Have You Been Planning?

Neffe, on July 26, 2018 at 9:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 70
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How far are you into the planning process? Between the length of your engagement, to when you became a part of the Community here on WeddingWire - I see people in all different stages and phases of their planning timeline. Some couples have been thinking about their wedding vision for years, while others are planning in just a few months!

How long have you been planning your wedding? Has it only been a couple months, years, or days?

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Trying to figure out how to plan everything on your specific timeline? Check out our expert tips here: Pros and Cons of a Long vs. Short Engagement, 10 Tips for Planning a Wedding with a Short Engagement, and How to Plan your Wedding in 6 Months.

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  • Sara
    Super July 2019
    Sara ·
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    Official planning started in March 2018! I'm on top of it all! Woo. The Pinterest planning started about five years ago haha.

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  • Kelci
    Super June 2019
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    Started planning in 2016. Then wedding got postponed from 8/ 25/2017 until 6/1/2019. So I’ve really started planning since November 2017
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
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    I've been planning for a very long 14 months, but everything is mostly done! We have a (hopefully very short) 6 months left as of today!

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  • Mrs. Mecking
    Expert August 2018
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    Got engaged April 5, 2018, joined WW a few days later, started planning April 13th. Getting married August 31, 2018. Pretty much everything is done other than ordering the cake and flowers but we are having an inmate wedding of 15 people. I plan on knocking these things off my list this weekend.
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  • ArwenToHisAragorn
    Expert October 2018
    ArwenToHisAragorn ·
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    Started planning April 2016! Ready for it to be October!

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  • April
    Expert September 2018
    April ·
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    I've been engaged for almost 3 years but I didn't start planning until about 9 months ago. So ready to be married and for the planning to be over!

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  • Brandy
    Expert October 2018
    Brandy ·
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    Started planning in February of 2017. We still have about 2.5 months left. I feel like I've been planning FOREVER! lol

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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
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    Have been on WW since we set a date Nov. 2017. Started planning Jan. 2018. All vendors r booked. Started DIYs. Just paying everything off for the next 10 months.
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  • B
    Devoted September 2018
    Bri ·
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    We've been engaged for 3 years but only started planning in June for a September 28 wedding. We have our venue, DJ, catering, and photography all set up so most of the big stuff is set. I'm going to look at dresses next week.
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  • BB-H
    VIP September 2018
    BB-H ·
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    We were engaged at the start of November last year, but we didn't really start planning until January due to the holidays and show schedules. So, we're in month 7 of planning with 2 months left I guess. I had lots of ideas on pinterest as to what I thought I wanted, but once we got into planning, things got more realistic lol. As they say, you have your pinterest wedding, and then you have your real wedding! haha!

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  • Porterpoppin
    VIP March 2019
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    Got engaged December 2016, didn't start planning until August 2017 for a September 2018 wedding, postponed wedding to March 2019, mostly everything was planned at this point, just ready to be done!!

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
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    I’ve been engaged for just over 7 months but the first 5 months of my engagement were very vague planning ideas (we chose colors, our bridal party, my dress, wrote the first draft of our guest list, etc) but didn’t start booking anything or really buckling down into planning out the details of the day until about 2 months ago.

    It was nice to have a few months in the beginning though to ease into it and figure out what we wanted before we started pressuring ourselves to make final decisions!
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  • Erica
    VIP August 2018
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    We got engaged 10/15/16. We started touring venues and discussing a budget shortly afterwards. We booked our venue in April of 2017 and gradually built everything else since we had an official wedding date. So officially we have been planning since April 2017 and we get married next Sunday August 5th.
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  • L
    Beginner September 2018
    LaQuesha ·
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    Got engaged may 9th my bday and started planning july 13 after my divorce was finalized lol our wedding is sept 29th
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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    Planning started right after engagement Feb 2017 we are getting married September 22, 2018. I think we had a good spread between engagement and wedding.

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  • Neffe
    Master July 2020
    Neffe ·
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    Aww, congrats!! It's quite impressive to see how quickly you're planning!! Awesome! Smiley smile

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  • Neffe
    Master July 2020
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    You're on a roll Bri! Smiley sexy Best of luck dress shopping!!

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  • Neffe
    Master July 2020
    Neffe ·
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    Lol, I can only imagine!! I am excited about your upcoming wedding! You'll finally get to see all of your hard work of planning come to life!! Smiley kiss

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  • Neffe
    Master July 2020
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    Lol, Pinterest planning is embedded by default! Haha

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  • Brittany
    Master April 2019
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    We've been planning for 7 months now. And have about 9 months to go.

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