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Is 18 months too early to start planning!?!

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#1 August2010Bride

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    Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:06 PM

    Am I crazy for wanting to start planning my wedding? We have 18months until the wedding, what could I be doing right now? We will be putting down the deposit for our wedding package soon, and have already started a contract for blocking hotel rooms...

    What else should I be doing? When should I get my dress, etc.


    #2 *Heather*


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      Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:12 PM

      I started planning my Oct 09 wedding in Jun 08. I first chose our venue, then did the room block etc. Then I booked flowers and photographer all by Aug 08. After that it's been pretty easy-going. I casually searched for a dress and I ordered it in the fall (which is early but I found the one I like so why not?) You have lots of time so don't stress! It's never too early to start researching vendors you like though, and booking them. They book up really quick!

      #3 sstotz

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        Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:15 PM

        No way!! I wish I had started when I first got engaged (which would have been about 19 months befor the wedding)!! You could do everything from location, envisioning your ceremony, colors, reception... getting that out of the way will make it a breeze later on!!
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        #4 pearlygirl

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          Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:17 PM

          I don't think you are crazy to start planning now.....Some girls started planning their weddings when they were 12 and others started planning after their first kiss Mr. Right! JK

          This just means you'll be more organized and prepared than some of us who planned only 3 months ahead :)

          #5 Kristy621

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            Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:12 PM

            Planning is part of the fun... I will tell you what all the ideas whipping around this site I wish I had more time I would love to go back and be able to do some of the great stuff I have seen... Look around and take ideas piece them together and have fun!
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            #6 August2010Bride

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              Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:17 PM

              thanks for the reassurance! my fiance thinks I'm a nut! LOL
              I think I'll take my time, but try to start doing little projects so I wont feel rushed towards the end. I'm definately a planner.

              #7 ameliamae

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                Posted 08 January 2009 - 07:16 PM

                No, its not too early. My wedding is about 18 months away, and wedding is all i think about!! Plus it's nice knowing I have time to get things right and not completely stress :):)
                The future Mrs. Sellars!!

                #8 BBtoB

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                  Posted 08 January 2009 - 07:18 PM

                  I think there are lots of things you can do...think about a color scheme, start looking at places. Narrow down a region and then start to research specific hotels and resorts. I have found that working with a travel Agaent is best. I went with Destination Weddings.com They have for the most part been really good.

                  I would recommend to wait on looking for your dress. I got mine early on, and now wish I had waited a bit. I see so many other dresses I like, but since I pulled the trigger, there is no turning back! I feel kinda stuck. I really loved my dress when I first got it, but now when I see other's (and you will on this site) it makes me wish I had waited. Oh well. And the fashion seasons will be changing soon so all the new styles will be coming out. You will have that happen a few more times over the course of your engagement.

                  Good luck! And congrats! Enjoy!

                  #9 Mrs D To Be!

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                    Posted 08 January 2009 - 07:25 PM

                    Its never too early! We are getting married may 2010, and we started planning this time last year!!

                    Means when the time comes to book photographers, buy dresses, choose colours, you will have had plenty of time to change your mind, and so your choices, should, be right! So in theory, there should be less stress!

                    good luck planning lady!

                    #10 punkie569

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                      Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:59 PM

                      I'm not getting married for 22 months and I'm already starting the planning. Although at this early stage I'm not sure where to start myself. We mainly choose to set a date so early so everyone has plently of time to save up. Good luck with your planning!
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