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Just Said Yes October 2023

Yes I’m planning 24 months out…. Did you?

Cristina, on September 22, 2021 at 8:54 PM Posted in Planning 0 31
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Hello!!!! Yes I am planning 24 months out. That’s okay to me. We just put our deposit down today and I’m curious if others have done this as well? We want to pay for it ourselves… so this leaves us room to plan and pay and save as we go. I’m thinking of booking photographer and florist first.

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Latest activity by Zaria, on November 3, 2021 at 7:53 PM
  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    Not 24 months but we were at 20 months
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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
    KYLIE ·
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    My wedding was planned in four months—there are advantages and disadvantages to any length engagement, but the good news is you have two years of fun and decision making ahead of you!! My best advice is to not overthink details, lock in vendors you like when you identify them and avoid second guessing decisions!
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  • Stephanie
    Dedicated October 2021
    Stephanie ·
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    Nope! My engagement will only be a total of about 9 months. 🤣. Less time to draw out the stresses of wedding planning!


    But seriously, venue will probably impact your florist needs.
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  • Rachel
    Savvy October 2023
    Rachel ·
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    I'm doing the same! (Oct 5th 2023)


    We're planning far out for financial reasons as well as 2022 being pretty booked up as we're doing a destination elopement (Greece)
    So far I've only booked our trip and photographer. Our venue is a public area (2 person elopement plus photographer) so I'll apply for the permit later on. I've looked around at dresses online but won't go dress shopping until next Fall 😊
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  • Cece
    VIP November 2022
    Cece ·
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    We planned on a 2 year engagement. But thanks to covid it will now be a 4 year engagement 🙄 Sure wish now that we’d listened to everyone and only done 1 year 😆
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    Just Said Yes October 2023
    Cristina ·
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    Yas! Oct 7 2023! Everything seemed kind of booked so we said whatever let’s push it to 23. Family seems upset about it but we aren’t!
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  • Rachel
    Savvy October 2023
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    Yes! There's no rush. Our families just laughed. (Second marriage for both of us)


    We planned our elopement/honeymoon 2 week trip then picked a day to get married when we're there 😂🥰
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    Just Said Yes October 2023
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    It’ll be my second marriage and his first. Honestly if it were up to me I’d forgo a lot of the “normal” wedding stuff. But Just bc I’ve done it before doesn’t mean I have to keep that from him having it. We just did a week in Vermont and I was very open to eloping there. Greece is probably where we will honeymoon! Congrats to you both it will be wonderful im sure !
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  • Rachel
    Savvy October 2023
    Rachel ·
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    Yes! Definitely should be the wedding of his dreams too. I hope y'all have the perfect day for both of you!!


    We both did the "big" thing and would both rather run away instead 😂😂 still spending the same amount of money but on 2 weeks for just us!
    We're doing Athens/Delphi, Crete, Santorini, and Mykonos if you need any help with those areas for your honeymoon! 🥰🥰 we're traveling 10/1-10/14/23
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  • Lindsay
    Savvy June 2023
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    We started 22 months out. Booked a wedding planner, venue, and photographer. We’ll probably get the dj and caterer booked in the next few months. I wanted to get the majors done this year so I don’t have to think about it the first half of next year
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Bought the ring 3/2019, engaged 7/2019 & married 4/3/21. We actually chose our date the day after we got engaged. We had our venue booked by the end of September 2019. So glad we had that time to plan our wedding! My husband is a firefighter/medic & is the captain of his crew. That means he’s busy both on & off shift which means I planned the majority of it!
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  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
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    We got engaged 24 months out from the original date (26 months from actual wedding day) and started booking 22 months out. I loved that we locked in lower rates and had more time to safe. However, had I known the state of the world last year, I probably would have made some changes.
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  • Juliana
    Savvy October 2022
    Juliana ·
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    They way places are booked up now because of everyone not being able to get married in 2020 the more time to plan the better.
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  • Fiona
    Expert May 2024
    Fiona ·
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    For my wedding we got engaged in August and got married the following April. For my vow renewal I am thinking about it now but not doing it until 2024 so definitely a bigger length of time to think about everything Smiley smile.

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  • Jessi
    Super October 2022
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    We're getting married 2 years and 5 days after getting engaged. While we were kind of hoping for a 1 year engagement that got ruined because most places were booked. I've actually really enjoyed having time to plan and not feel rushed. I have a friend who planned everything in just under a year and she's been so stressed.

    We first booked venue, photographer, and caterer. I know it depends on places, but I can't even get accurate quotes from florists until 8-10 months out so none of them will talk to me much now.

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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
    Laura ·
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    I wanted 6months, so we compromised with 1 year. Then Covid hit and we were at 18 months with only our sons. Now at the 2 year mark we're renewing our vows with family over Zoom at the chapel we always wanted. In the end ... whatever gets you married, gets you married. My only issue with the long engagement was family not being as excited and me changing my mind 500 times. I say - do you!!!!

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  • Allie
    VIP November 2021
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    YES we were almost exactly 24 months when we started planning and I'm so glad we took our time. It has allowed us to save up to pay for everything so we aren't using credit cards, taking out loans or obsessing over how we're going to pay for it. Plus we got all of the vendors we wanted because we were so early out. AND I was able to space out planning so I've never really felt overwhelmed throughout the process (until like, right now when I look and realize we only have 7 weeks left to get it all done). I've enjoyed having so much time before the wedding to make it perfect!

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  • Katherine
    Expert October 2021
    Katherine ·
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    We had a two year engagement and we planned right away. I now have exactly a month and I'm just needing to get small crafts out of the way. Sooner the planning the better!!
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  • Pat
    Dedicated May 2023
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    Absolutely NOTHNG wrong with this! We booked our venue for 2023 (May) and locked in at 2021 prices! We also have our DJ, and next month we'll see the photographer. I have 2 preview appointments for florists in October as well. I found my dress actually be accident LOL and just found THE shoes (I'm super picky about shoes, so I expected that one to be the stresser) I love doing all this planning at my own pace, plus spacing out payments helps the budget.

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  • Jasmine E.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine E. ·
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    We were originally planning on a 19-month engagement... but thanks to COVID it's turned into 31 months. It is nice to splurge a little bit more, but I've also been procrastinating on things like making decorations, because it feels like the day will never come.
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