Alyssa
Beginner March 2021

Too early to plan?

Alyssa, on August 5, 2019 at 10:50 PM Posted in Planning 0 24
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Definitely need people's opinions! I plan on getting married in 2021 and everyone is telling me it's way too early to plan and start working on the wedding, but I personally felt that all that time is needed to be prepared. Now I have the wedding planned and people are telling me to get rid of everything and start fresh 1 year before the wedding. What do you all think? How early is too early to plan?

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·

    I wouldn't start fresh if you love what you've already planned! Everyone's planning styles are different. In my opinion, better early than late. It's no fun to scramble stressfully during the final days leading up to the wedding!

  • Allaura
    Devoted April 2021
    Allaura ·
    My wedding is also not until 2021 and I’m planning right now. I don’t think it’s to early to plan and I definitely don’t think you should start over lol
  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
    Jessica ·
    I started planning 19 months out, and while some of my ideas have already changed I absolutely need all that time to do all of my research, work through ideas, finish my DIY projects and stuff! Things may change between now and then, but there’s no need to scrap everything and start over! Also, tell them sometimes you can lock in cheaper rates by booking early! One of the all-inclusive venues we considered offered 2019 rates for our Sept 2020 wedding if we booked by 5/31/19, their rates were increasing $6.50/per person and $250-750 venue fee based on day of the week, would have saved us over $1k if we decided to go with them. Definitely better to be ahead on planning than stressing last minute, don’t even let people tell you what you should or shouldn’t do.
  • Miosotys
    Dedicated January 2020
    Miosotys ·
    I planned my wedding before I’ve even got engaged! Soooooo... 😂
  • Jessica
    Just Said Yes 0000
    Jessica ·
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    I have been with my boyfriend for 13 years and I have helped plan so many weddings except my own. We haven't even got engaged but I'm testing the waters now and planning ahead of time. Too many of my friends have been bridezilla because they weren't properly prepared.
  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
    Anna ·
    Good grief! Don't listen to them! Go with your plans. If you are like me, you like what you like and time has nothing to do with it.

    I'm a planner and I understand planning is our fun.
    Do you, let them say and think what they will.

    I got engaged in February. Getting married next June. I picked that far out intentionally, so I can plan

    I say, plan away! It's your wedding❤
  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    You can plan, just be open to change. You might fall in love with a completely different venue or dress than you had in your head. Go with the flow but you absolutely can pin ideas and look at vendor reviews. You’ll be well prepared for full planning.
  • Alyssa
    Beginner March 2021
    Alyssa ·
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    Lol I think in some way everyone has
  • Cassy
    Devoted September 2020
    Cassy ·
    I don’t think it’s ever really too early to start! I started planning about 18 months out and everyone said the same thing to me and would call me crazy but they just don’t understand how much goes into planning, there’s so many details you don’t even think of until you actually start researching stuff. Plus the time flies by so fast you’ll be happy you started when you did. I cannot believe that 5 months have gone by this fast and I’m almost a year out from the wedding now it’s crunch time!
  • Jennifer
    Beginner December 2019
    Jennifer ·
    I think it really depends on the type of wedding you are having, when, where, and how much.
    If it’s something small then it is too early. If it huge and you want a specific location In mind that gets booked one-two years in advanced the. It’s good you started already. In addition, it also depends on how much you are doing yourself. If it’s only you that are assembling favors, centerpieces, signage, backdrops, it all adds up. Especially if you have a full time job, kids, school, there isn’t enough time, so it’s good to spread it all out. Lastly it gives you time to calculate how much it will all cost and you are able to save. Which will save you a lot of stress.
  • K
    Savvy June 2021
    Karyna ·
    I’m getting married in June of 2021 and I’ve already started planning. It’s NEVER too early to start planning. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s YOUR wedding and you can do what you want.
  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
    No way! Start now. Some popular venues book 12-18 months in advance for popular Saturdays (esp May, June, Sept, Oct). Dresses can take 6-9 months to arrive once you order.
  • Cristina
    Dedicated August 2021
    Cristina ·
    My wedding is 2 years out and my FH and I have already gotten a lot planned. We need the time to save but wanted to start figuring out the details so we already know what we want
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    It is kind of early but it isn't if you're just browsing pinterest
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    But I will add that I wish I had more time aha that way you can research all the things you'd want and the best/cheapest way to do it
  • Kassandra
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kassandra ·

    I don't think it's too early!! I wish I would have pushed the wedding back a bit to have more time to plan and save. We still have awhile to go but I am already stressing about forgetting something

  • Chelsey
    Dedicated July 2020
    Chelsey ·
    I feel that it’s not early at all some people need more time planning I suggest that once you go looking for the things you want keep in mind that you may be switching up some things as you view other styles. My wedding is July 2020 and I had been planning since December 2018 and just started purchasing things I even went cake tasting and I was told I was doing things early. Wishing You Good Luck
  • Kaleigh
    Expert December 2019
    Kaleigh ·
    DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU HOW TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING! You do what’s best for you.
    We got engaged October of 2017, and we’ll get married this December. Let me just go ahead and tell you, it was THE BEST decision we ever made. 1) Everything will be paid off BEFORE the wedding, so we will not start our marriage in debt.
    2) We got 2017 pricing which saved us THOUSANDS!!! We could not afford our dream wedding had I waited until this year to start booking and planning!
    3) We are now a little less than 4 months out from the wedding, and other than a few minor details (Guest book, alterations, minor decor) EVERYTHING IS DONE! And I’m am stress free!

    Bottom line, throw a ✌🏻 to the haters and DO WHATS BEST FOR YOU! Because at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
  • Kate
    Devoted November 2019
    Kate ·

    I don't think it's too early! You're about a year and a half out. If you're able to book any vendors now, you may be able to take advantage of this year's pricing. I was able to get 2018 pricing from my photographer, since we booked in very early January and were already talking to her last December. Only things I might wait on are finalizing your wedding party and guest list.

    I started planning my wedding last November, though we didn't get engaged until February. I just really wanted to get married this year and get a head start. Even with that head start, there is still a lot to do!

  • Ashley
    Expert October 2020
    Ashley ·

    Our wedding is 10-10-20. We got engaged on Christmas Eve last year. We booked our venue on January 5th of this year. One because we loved it and two it gives us time to pay it off. I saw the manager of our venue 2 weeks after we booked it at a bridal show and she told me that she had gotten several calls for our date since she had last seen me.

    All this to say that I am a planner so I started planning right away. I am also buying little things here and there because things add up quickly. I am open to changing my mind and actually a lot of what I have picked up now are DIY things and if I don't like them I know that I have time to fix or change things and it makes me less stressed.

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