hello lovelies, quick question, me and my w2b are planning to get married in 2020, we don't have an exact date because we haven't been to look at venues yet, how soon do we need to get a venue sorted? I'm so eager to get the ball rolling but w2b seems to think we have ages to book a venue :/
We booked ours 2 years in advance,
Hi as soon as you like :)
I would say as soon as you can. Mine has been booked. Not getting married for another 2 years
If there is a specific venue you want get that booked first! I get married next year and booked in 2015. They were already taking bookings for 2019!
Book it as soon as you find your perfect venue, better earlier then leaving it and not ending up with the venue you wanted
If you find the perfect venue then book it as soon as you can. Places get booked up 2/3 years in advance x
I booked my venue in 2014 as soon as we got engaged but we set the date for Aug 2018 ... booking it early means you have the venue and date you want and don't have to settle for the date they can fit you in! Also we found by booking early they hadn't released their prices for 2018 at the time so we're paying 2016 prices (we found this for a lot of suppliers as well!)
Depends on the venue, I booked mine in February and not getting married until June 2020!
It's never too early. Good venues book up fast especially for weekends in the summer months!
1yr in front x
It depends on your venue, we are getting married 26th October 2019 and booked recently, however we had to settle for a different date to the one we wanted as they already had someone in for that date. Xx
I booked my venue 2 years in advance and had to take a cancellation date as they were already fully booked!
My h2b thinks the same, and we're getting married summer 2019! I'd say getting it booked means you know your date and you've got longer to pay for it!
I would discuss a date and start looking now and if you find the venue you like put down a deposit, because mine had booked up so quick some venues are booking 3/4 yrs in advance. Least that gives you the chance of paying the venue in instalments x
We booked two years in advance, got the last Saturday in that month. If you want a particular date and/or venue I'd say booking 2/3 years in advance is needed. Especially if you want a Saturday wedding.
I would start looking asap, I work for a wedding venue and brides and grooms book their date a few years in advance especially if there is a specific date or day of the week you would like!!
Depends if you have heart set on a particular venue and date. They do book up. However I got engaged at end of June this year and booked venue at the beginning of August for Jan 2018 and got a great deal so it is possible. Just depends what you want.
we booked our venue August 2016 and get married August 2019, just depends on your venue but i know our venue has already got bookings for 2020 x
We get married may 2019 and booked our venue 2 months ago... its a good job we did as the 2 other room were already booked (we wanted the marquee) and the following day 2 other requests came through for the same day... get it done as soon as u can x
If you find a venue you fall in love with I'd book it as soon as you can. My venue (in 2016) had bookings well into 2019 already! .. It's also really helpful to work out cost etc. We budgeted around the price of the venue & meals etc. X Good luck x
I would start looking as soon as. We booked ours just under 2 years before we got married. I think a lot of couples tend to do the same.
our venue has already had requests for 2020 so I'd say get looking, we're booking this weekend and we're not getting married until July 2019
My venue was booked up 2 years in advance we wanted a August wedding but now settled for a autumn wedding 🙂 so if I was you I would start looking now
If u end up choosing a Saturday u'll find they book up way in advance, so the sooner the better, we booked almost 3 yrs ahead to give us time to pay for it all x
From experience ide say book it and yoir church/registry asap! Ive had a few venues be gorgeous but booked. same with photography and cars. Get all the big things booked and deposits paid this year/next
My venue said to me they are taking bookings for 2020
Start looking early especially if you dont know what type of venue you want. We had one in mind but by the time we came to book it had been taken over by another company and the prices went up alot. We had to start again...it worked out perfectly for us as we know have a venue where we can all stay the night, lots of extras in the venue which have saved us money and the date my oh really wanted. There is no harm in looking early. Its leaving it till late that causes the extra stress if you have set ideas in mind x
I don't get married till March 2019 and booked my venue June 2016. The venue I wanted was taking bookings up to 2years in advance luckily I knew where I wanted to get married and booked it straight away.
As you have time to look, look and find what you are happy with
We got engaged in July this year, but we are getting married in June 2018, it all fell into place as St Audries had a free weekend, so we booked it
Do what feels right and just keep in mind that it's about you and your partner being happy x
No harm in looking at venues. Gives you an idea of what you'd like also you'll find out how quickly venues get booked up in advance.
I'm getting married 2019 I booked the church in Feb this year and everything else just followed month later venue I wanted things in place so I no what I'm paying and what's happening 🙂
We wanted a bank holiday weekend as our venue only does weddings on Sundays - we booked it in April this year and got the last BH they had left for 2019. They already have bookings for 2020.
Personaly I'd say it's a bit early to be booking anything now - who knows where you'll end up in the next two years, let alone three! But if you've got your heart set on somewhere then I guess there's no harm in getting into their calendar.
Just booked mine and due to lack of availability I'm having to get married summer 2019. You have abit of time but honestly I would start looking now even if you don't book it yet just work out where
Book early so you can hold this year's rates at time of booking.
You do have ages to book a venue but no harm in doing it now. At least if you do it now you get to pick any date you like :) x
We booked our venue just under two years in advance. We went to a few different venues and when we found the one we wanted, we wanted to make sure we would definitely get the date
9 months from booking to wedding. I refused to think about wedding stuff for years and years
Depends a bit. If you want one of the most popular Saturdays in a very popular venue in the summer the sooner the better. My daughter just booked a bank holiday Sunday in may next year no problem - lots of venues had availability.
We are getting married April 2020 and booking venue with deposit on 1st Oct :)
We booked ours six months before
The sooner the better
As soon as you find the dream venue, go for it :-) then you know there's no disappointments nearer the time. We didnt have long but all worked out fine - We booked ours in Sept 2016 and we married in March 2017 :-)
everyone tells me I'm super organised for a 2019 bride because I have so much ticked off but in all honesty, I had to, people told me you don't have to sort most things till a year before but if I'd waited till next year, I wouldn't have gotten the band/photographer/piper/venue because when I booked them at the start of this year they were like mostly booked for 2019, diaries are filling quicker and earlier! if you're in a position to do it, I'd book something sooner rather than later, to avoid having to settle for second best x
Earlier you book, the lower the price, and it gives you longer to pay it off
I started about 18 months beforehand and was thinking at the time that i was just being a control freak lol, but now am so glad I ticked off all the main bookings as according to a lot of my contacts, 2 years seems to be about the time others think about stuff. I'd get your most important things booked asap, or ask the contacts when they will accept a booking and go from there x
We was lucky , we booked ours in February for October but the time of year we want is not that popular. But if you want spring summer wedding then start looking at venues, there are some great wedding Fayre's coming up, choose what season you want as well
We got engaged Feb 2015 and had a venue march 2015 I get married next July so three and a half years later. It's meant we have suppliers that we want not what is left. Everyone thought we were mad but we have everything we want. We booked our last big thing last august makes for a easier run into the wedding knowing everything is done.
Earlier the better as you can add on at least 5% per yr to the price as they are now so try an book asap x
This was my post, I couldn't find it on the ukbride website to see everyone's answers so I'm glad it's made it onto here, thank you everyone for your replies 😄
I would definitely say book as early as you can. My h2b was exactly the same and said we had ages to look. When we found the venue we liked we booked it a year and a half in advance and they only had one Saturday left. Venues get booked up quickly so it's best to get the venue you love as soon as you can and then you can relax and plan everything else :-) xx
Asap.really. the more time you have to sort things.the better. Less stress. But be aware so registry offices or venues that hokd ceremonies may not take ceremony bookings till a year before.
I booked mine 3 years in advance and it was filling up then. Now I have got 7 weeks left can't wait.😆
It took me ages to find the perfect venue. It may take you a while. I would just go and have a look. You dont have to book anything straight away. But i'd definitely start looking. You dont know what budget you are aiming at if you dont start looking early. Once you have the venue, you can start planning and there is no rushing!!
I get married 2020 and we put a deposit down in July just gone. Our venue is booking fast for 2019 so didn't want to be disappointed. Don't assume you have ages because before you know it 6 months has passed and your date is gone
Another thing is don't book venue until you know registrar is available for that date
We booked our venue early give you longer and more time to plan everything else around it with full focus xxx
I got engaged last September had the venue booked February this year and get married September 2019
If your heart is set on a particular date or popular weekend i.e. A bank holiday etc then just get it booked. Means you don't have the drama later on of being heartbroken when the venue of your dreams can't fit you in. Also, as someone else has said, they may well honour old prices instead of the new increased price for the year you're booking so you'd save a pretty penny too!
As soon as, definitely by early next year I would advise to have somewhere picked as popular venues are booked 2 years in advance xxx
Book sooner rather than later - it gives you a chance to save and budget properly, and also means you're likely to pay less. We're paying 2016 prices for all our suppliers, for our wedding in October 2018 (we booked at the beginning of 2017 before the new season prices were released)
I would get onto ASAP 2019 is almost fully booked already in a lot of places!
I tried places that were booked over a year in advance. Best to do it as soon as you feel confident in your date and what you want.
The easiest way is don't do it
If you see the venue you like then you should book as soon as possible because if it's a popular venue dates will get taken quickly and you don't want to miss out xx
Just find the venue you want and book it soon as possible. I'm not getting married for two years and booked my venue ready. At least we have enough money for everything aswell and are paying less monthly so it's more affordable xx
We get married next August and booked our venue January 2016 - so over two years! Book it asap - they get booked up quick!
It is possible to do a wedding in a hurry but it all depends what you want. A lot of venues do get booked up 2years in advance for popular dates. If you can do an unpopular date or a weekday then do it as you will save a fortune!
We booked our venue 18 months ahead. We wanted a Sunday in the summer and even booking that early ahead we had the choice of only 2 dates... some venues get booked up quickly!
Plus the quicker you book the longer you have to pay for it.
We have just booked ours for October 2019 x
We get married August 2018 and we booked our venue February 2016. When we did there was only that and one other August Saturday left. If you know when you want I'd start to think about booking it
We're getting married in 2020. Some people are taking bookings now, we've booked our venue and just using the time to chill about the rest. One thing I will say you might get a cheaper price booking now.
Im surprised by the amount of brides who book so far in advance. I understand wanting a specific day but is it not a bit ridiculous to book like the one above, FOUR YEARS in advance?! Who knows if the relationship will even last that long these daye and then what, you're tied to an expensive contract with nothing to show. I feel its down to people wanting to show off now more than actually having a wedding for what it is, a celebration of marriage.
I'd say book asap to get the best chance of getting your preferred date we recently booked for 2020 - our venue had bookings in already but still lots of space so we got the date we wanted! One thing to keep in mind though is that if you need to book a registrar for your venue, I think they can only be booked 2 years in advance so make sure to remember to book them closer to the date
We would always recommend getting the venue booked as soon as you have decided on the date'ish. It can be so disappointing when you find the perfect venue and you can't get booked in. MakingMemorieswithTLC.co.uk
Definitely start looking now because you Don't know how long it will take to find your dream venue. We booked ours 2 years in advance and they only had a handful of dates left for the time of year we wanted to get married. I'm with you on getting the ball rolling. Venues get booked up so quickly so the sooner the better good luck xx
What we did is find a venue that's suits you both book a primulary date book registrar straight away as popular dates & times go very quickly.... we booked our venue & registrar 18 months before but our registrar only had 2 available time slots for that date left.....one of which was 10am or 3pm luckily for us we got 3pm! We had the most fantastic day at Whitwell and Reepham Railway Station on Saturday 9th September 2017 x x x x