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Liberty
Beginner May 2021

Planning too early?

Liberty, on January 27, 2020 at 6:21 PM

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Hi fellow brides and brides-to-be! Our wedding isn't until next May but so far I have booked our venue for the ceremony and reception, our caterer, and our photographer just to get an idea of how much money I have to spend. I'm getting a lot of snarky comments from people saying that I'm planning...
Hi fellow brides and brides-to-be! Our wedding isn't until next May but so far I have booked our venue for the ceremony and reception, our caterer, and our photographer just to get an idea of how much money I have to spend. I'm getting a lot of snarky comments from people saying that I'm planning too early. I'm not sure if it's because I'm overly sensitive or that they're right. I think I'm just anxious about the whole thing. I have a very strict budget and by planning this sixteen months early I feel like I have a better idea of how much I want to save every month. Any thoughts or comments?

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  • Liberty
    Beginner May 2021
    Liberty ·
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    I know! I always look back on this post and thank myself for getting a lot of it in order before COVID hit. Happy planning, girlie!!
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  • Katylyn
    Just Said Yes October 2023
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    I am currently trying to book a venue and am looking at several vendors. My wedding is October of 2022. I'm of the mind set that the earlier you plan, the better off you are, either if something happens that you need to change, or to avoid the last minute stress as the wedding approaches. Also, the farther out you book, usually the smaller your payment amounts are if you go on a payment plan.

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  • Tia
    Just Said Yes September 2021
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    I don't think there's anything wrong with the rate you're going. I got engaged Feb 2020 and our wedding is in September 2021. By August 2020, I had ceremony and reception venues, caterer, photographer, florist/coordinator, and DJ lol. I even had my Save the Dates out in October 2020! So we'll just be early planners together! Smiley smile

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  • Shanta
    Beginner July 2021
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    It’s not too early .... it’s better to be prepared than rushing towards the end . I got engaged August 22,2020 and I immediately went to planning the next few days . Our wedding is July 3rd and I can say I’m glad I went hard early because Were one payment away from our final payment to the venue . Everything else is paid for and ready to go, giving us more time to enjoy each other without stressing ..
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  • Erika
    Devoted August 2021
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    I started planning our wedding on 2019. Our original wedding date is 4/24/21, which we pushes back to Sept 11th.


    I dont think it's too early to plan. I say you have an advantage with starting early and have a lot of time to save $$$.
    Enjoy this moment. Don't let people's comments ruin it.
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  • A.francis
    Devoted April 2023
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    We got engaged and literally a month later we booked our venue and been on the roll ever since. We aren't getting married until November of next year. We are doing what works for us. I personally do not think you are doing things too early. I do believe that you are going about this smartly. Whatever naysayers you have, do not even matter,

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  • Lauren
    Dedicated September 2021
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    I'm revisiting this post because my fiance and I booked our venue and I bought my dress for our Sept. 2021 wedding on the tail end of 2019. Now I'm concerned that we may have jumped the gun and started too early. With Covid and things slowly reopening we are hopeful, however, we also aren't sure we will be able to have the wedding we started paying for. We are trying to stay hopeful, but it seems like money wasted at this point.

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  • Pia
    Super May 2021
    Pia ·
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    Hi Liberty Congratulations 🎉🎈🍾🎊! Happy planning it’s NEVER too EARLY!
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  • Stefanie
    Savvy June 2022
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    You are definitely not early! Especially with COVID! I started planning for my June 2022 wedding in March of this year. And I am glad I did because honestly most of the venues were out of dates and a lot of the vendors were booking up fast. Don't feel pressured. If anything it gives you more time to find design ideas and poses you like for your pictures!!

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  • Candi
    Dedicated September 2022
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    No such thing as to early! Get wedding insurance if you feel it’s necessary! It’s so affordable and covers everything! I’m planning a year ahead. I’ve accomplished so much in just 3 weeks engaged. Wedding Wire is amazing! It’s made it so easy!
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  • Pia
    Super May 2021
    Pia ·
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    Hi Liberty NO it’s NEVER TOO EARLY to start. It’s more beneficial financially. Congratulations 🍾 and enjoy the journey
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  • Pia
    Super May 2021
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    Hi Lauren! It’s NEVER wasted if you’re all having fun getting married and enjoying the journey. Prayers that all goes well
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  • Ashley
    Expert October 2021
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    Never too early! Get everything you can done early so you’ll have less to worry about later on! I said this in 2018 when I got engaged, planning for a 2020 wedding. Little did I know I’d have a bonus year to plan 😂🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Jmz
    Rockstar July 2022
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    No way girl, you do you! I had the BEST TIME having a long engagement and spreading out the planning. I also kept a very tight budget and certainly spreading out payments helps. Some people are judgy because they have nothing else going on, I suppose 😂
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