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What would you say is the "average" amount of time to plan?

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We got engaged in May of last year and will be married in July this year. I think time lines are different for everyone but we wanted to give our guests lots of time to plan and save for the trip so we went invitations in October.

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I guess it does depend on what resort you choose and what comes in the package, group size, distance to travel etc....

 

We got engaged in july 2009, booked asap, think it was sept 09 so our guest would have plenty of time to save and plan mostly? Hoe this helps there is so many things out there saying all sorts of timelines, definately depends on ur circumstances and budget I would say most importantly.

 

best of luck and happy planning.

 

jodie.xx

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We got engaged in February '09, but didn't decide on a DW until May. We choose a cruise wedding in June, booked our cruise & wedding package for August 2010 and sent out save the dates right away. We wanted our guests to have as much time as possible to save money. We sent out invitations last week so anyone not coming on the cruise would still have time to change their mind and book. So it will be 14 months from the time we started planning to our wedding day.

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We got engaged last Saturday of Sep 08 and got married first Saturday of May 09. So planning was 7 months. The first month was dedicated to picking a destination, resort, an date. We sent STD right away (electronically). November was the dress month, December was the on-site visit, food tasting, wineries visits, and meeting with wedding planner and minister. The last four months were dedicated to the rest of it - the website at the beginning of January, and mostly shopping (mostly online ! BM and GM outfits and gifts, rings, FI outfit, flower girl and ring bearer outfit, OOT bags, flowers, cake topper, etc), all the DIY stuff (invites, programs, table numbers, place cards, welcome booklets etc), and fine tuning (picking music, first song, readings, writing ceremony, picking lounge, chairs, table plans etc). It was just perfect amount of time for me and avoided me to go crazy with a too long planning - or procrastinating.

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