@Maggietron I think that's a good timeline. Definitely settle the details first because sometimes travel arrangements or the hotel's availability can really change your plans (it definitely changed ours). Trust me, 3 months is plenty of time when your wedding is a year away. Most people will not book until the very end so try not to worry too much about that. I really stressed out with people not booking but most came through for us in the end
I was a mess! I figured at one point we would be the only ones at our wedding. Heck! my dad waited until the final day to pay. Honestly though, you are right, everyone waits until the end. So a heads up on that - you may not see a lot of people pay until the last week, so 3 months is more than enough time!
Edit: I was talking to another member this AM and she had people PAY the deposit, then not pay the final payment and they never once contacted her. WOW!! I was hoping since noone has verbally told us they aren't coming now, that our numbers will stand. But until that fat lady sings I guess there is no guarantee.
Edited by calgarybride2015, 30 September 2014 - 09:27 AM.