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Planning Timeline: Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on April 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 1 118
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Most people would say the planning doesn't start until after the proposal - but that doesn't seem to be the case with millennials! Maybe it's because we're waiting longer to tie the knot, but two out of three millennials take at least one wedding planning action before getting engaged.

Did you get a head start on your wedding planning? Or did you stick to the traditional planning timeline of waiting for an official engagement first?


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Latest activity by Sweetness, on December 25, 2020 at 1:55 PM
  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
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    Traditional, we didn't plan at all until after we were officially engaged.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    Traditional for the most part. I daydreamed about venues before the proposal, but nothing more.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    Traditional. I dreamed of what i would like but it's much more fun to make it all real.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
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    Traditional! I didn't do any planning until a year after we got engaged.

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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
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    Traditional. I had only browsed pictures of dresses online
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
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    Traditional. No planning was done until after we were engaged.

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  • Jessica
    Super May 2019
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    Traditional. No thoughts of a wedding until we agreed to get married.

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  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
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    Modern i bought my dress long before i was engaged but i had to it was in an antique store in Pennsylvania.... i live in michigan talk about never seeing my dream dress again so i got it plus it was only $100
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  • Sarah Eliza
    Dedicated May 2022
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    Traditional
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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
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    Traditional. Except for Pinterest. I've had a wedding Pinterest board since I was 19. It's changed as I've gotten older & my style has changed.
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated August 2021
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    Definitely modern. We have our venue booked (and a few other things) already even though we haven’t gotten “publicly” engaged. He ordered a custom ring and has something nice planned for a proposal but I didn’t want to lose out on our dream venue for next May.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated July 2020
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    Traditional.
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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
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    Modern, we knew we were heading quickly towards an engagement, so we started planning before it was official. We also knew we wanted a shorter engagement, so we wanted to make sure we could get a venue and stuff like that.

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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
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    This is basically what we did. He unofficially proposed and we started planning and then surprised me when my ring came in with an official proposal!

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  • Katie
    Super November 2019
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    I've had my wedding planned since Pinterest became a thing 😂
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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
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    Modern. The proposal was still a surprise because I obviously didn't know exactly when he was going to ask me but we are very open and talk to each other about everything and we knew what we wanted so we started planning things a couple of months before the engagement actually happened.
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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
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    Traditional mostly

    I we didn't plan anything for the wedding until we had been engaged for nearly a year but about a year before we got engaged I jokingly signed up for free trials of like 3 different wedding magazines what is funny is he actually would look through them with me lol

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  • Arkilia
    Super November 2021
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    I knew one was approaching, so I started planning.
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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
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    Traditional but I had done a little bit of research on venues in our area before the proposal. Nothing was decided or booked until after.
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  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
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    Modern! We had talked about our wedding and I had looked at some dresses and venues online already!

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