Amy Louise
Amy Louise 30 Oct 2017

Just got engaged on Friday (yippeeeee!) and planning on getting married...

Just got engaged on Friday (yippeeeee!) and planning on getting married October 2019. Just wondering what sort of time scales people are looking at and whether I should be starting planning. My partner reckons we don't need to start for another few months but I disagree! xxx

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 30 Oct 2017

Hi you could start checking things out it will give you an idea of how much things could cost :)

Sarah Pearson
Sarah Pearson 30 Oct 2017

I have started a a pintrest page, there are a lot of ‘pins’ that have time scales on there along with a lot of inspirational ideas x

Naomi Chappel
Naomi Chappel 30 Oct 2017

It’s never too early to start. I would start looking for ideas now x

Steph V
Steph V 30 Oct 2017

I'm not getting married until June 2020 and already planning stuff, it's never too early. If you do want a certain date for 2019 you should start looking at venues and/or registry offices as they get booked up fast. 😊

Zeena Hadi
Zeena Hadi 30 Oct 2017

Hi im getting married in August 2019. So i started a pintrest so i could get some ideas. I have done a brainstorm relating everything to do with a wedding. Then made a list of all the things i needed to do. So far in 3 weeks i have booked my wedding hall and the venue for the after party and the caterers. To me they are the most important for now then everything else can come in time. Also had some save the date cards done. I personally think its better to do things like rhis now then its less stress in a few months time. Hope this helps.

Susie Booth
Susie Booth 31 Oct 2017

Never to early. I'm June 2019 and have started budget planning and looking at venues...good thing I did as they were already booked in weeks running up to our date x

Marie Richardson
Marie Richardson 31 Oct 2017

I'm getting married Aug 19 and I've booked my venue, the registar and a DJ up to now so I don't think it's too early. If definitely start looking at venues asap x

Vikky Fishwick
Vikky Fishwick 31 Oct 2017

I got engaged a month ago and already the venue, the church and a possible dress maker, getting married next year. Its never to early to start. It makes everything easier if anything.

Emma Nelson-Bailey
Emma Nelson-Bailey 31 Oct 2017

Defiantly start looking at what budget you have, and venues. if you have a particular date in mind, the earlier you book it with a venue the better, as then you are guaranteed to have this date, photographers are another thing that book up quickly, especially if there is a particular person you want. We booked our venue almost two years in advance, but that's because we are marrying on our 10yr anniversary, so will be special for us. Good luck

Rhian Priest-Dibben
Rhian Priest-Dibben 31 Oct 2017

We are getting married 2020, but booking venue this year to get 2017 prices :) We won't book anything else for a bit after we book the venue.

Jessica Bateman
Jessica Bateman 31 Oct 2017

We get married 2019, we have books venue, photography, brough my dress? Flowers girl dresses

Kattrina Loizou
Kattrina Loizou 1 Nov 2017

I'm getting married end if Sept 19 and we already started! Our venues were nearly full for 19 already

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We get married 2020 we have venue, dj, photographer and transport booked. Been engaged a year x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I got engaged a few weeks back and we too are arranging our wedding for oct 2019. We already have a venue, tableplans, enquiring for music, catering etc etc. I think it's best to be prepared! :) x

Kerry Stevens
Kerry Stevens 1 Nov 2017

Never too soon to start planning!

Laura Roberts
Laura Roberts 1 Nov 2017

Never too early, my SIL is getting married next August and some suppliers she’s contacted are already booked up x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I'd book now!! We got married last week but My wedding planner said people are booking for 2020 already! Congrats and good luck! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I got engaged last september, had all main things booked by November and in the blink of an eye its 9 weeks to go! It does fly by! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

The best thing about booking in advance is you will get things at a cheaper price.
Also you can make sure that you can definitely get the things you want, when you book in advance. Some venues have a long wait list so at least book that now xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I get married August 2018 but we got engaged August 2016. By October 2016 we had booked the church, venue, photographer/videographer and venue dresser, we also got wedding insurance and booked the registrar. It's never too early especially if you want the best suppliers, places get booked up very quickly!! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

Get your venue and photographer booked as soon as you can, then everything else can wait for a bit. That's how it worked for us anyway x

UKbride Member 1 Nov 2017

We got engaged in July this year, and are getting married in July 2019. We started planning in September, as places are already getting booked up.

I'd start making enquiries, and if you find somewhere you like book it. Plus it give you more time to pay everything off. Xxxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We are getting married August 2019 and everything is booked just need my dress

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I got engaged August this year and getting married may 2019. We booked the venue and registrar within a month and just booked the photographer yesterday. I'm looking at and booking one thing at a time. Spreading it out a little x

Adrienne Merrick
Adrienne Merrick 1 Nov 2017

I'm getting married Feb 2019 we've booked venue and registrar so far.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We get married october 26th have the registry office booked and i have my dress. Need to start getting on with everything else though a year will fly by xx

Rebecca Saunders
Rebecca Saunders 1 Nov 2017

If there's a venue etc that you definitely want get booking now:)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

Congratulations! You'll be surprised at how quickly things get booked up. I'd definitely start booking things now, especially if you want particular things. Have the best time planning! X

Danielle Ryde
Danielle Ryde 1 Nov 2017

I'm getting married in September 2019 and sorting venue I already have my dress x

UKbride Member 1 Nov 2017

I got engaged in Jan '15, this year I only just got him to set the date. I looked around and booked in the summer, we are getting married in September '18. You will be suprised to see what gets booked up so quickly and early. Get all the important stuff like venues, photographers, make up, hair, florist etc artists booked now, I struggled with hair and make up, alot of them were booked up until '20. The deposit is to save the date, then relax and look at detail bit by bit. Thats my advice!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We booked the venue and registrar 2 years in advance, got the last Saturday in September 2018. If you want a particular venue and/or date best to book now. Also if you're having a registrar book as early as possible as they fill up quickly. Use the full 2 years to plan, you'll enjoy it more as there will be less pressure and you're less likely to find the things you want aren't available x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We had 9 months to plan x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We're getting married in June 19. Have a serious think about your budget and what you might like. I'd prioritise finding your venue and a date and then you can relax a bit until next year. We got engaged in June and booked our venue in September for June 19.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

My daughter is getting married two weeks Friday and we started planing two and a half years before it comes round very fast and the more you get done the easier it will be as time goes by congratulations to you

Jaki Green
Jaki Green 1 Nov 2017

Congratulations!
We got engaged last November and started planning in January.
We get married 20th July 2018, it’s never too early to start! x x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I would at least start looking your budget and venues. Lots of wedding venues get booked up very quickly so do that 1st. Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We booked our venue two years in advance. You’ll be surprised how quickly things get booked up so I don’t think it’s too soon

Rhiannon Robson
Rhiannon Robson 1 Nov 2017

Congratulations!
I would start ASAP, it is completely crazy but things get booked up so fast!
We are October 2019 and have venue, registrar, cake and photography/videography all booked.
When we booked the venue back in August they already had one in for October 2019, we were the 2nd to book for that month xxx

Andrea Allison
Andrea Allison 1 Nov 2017

Mines exactly same 😞

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I booked in April for my wedding in march 2019.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We got engaged in March, getting married August 2019 and already have venue, wedding planner (who is coordinator and wedding decorator at the same time) and her hubby is our photographer. And also I booked the dress maker. We planned our budget and guest list. Never too late to start and if you are lucky you get good prices! at least we don't have to rush everything last minute and saving lots of stress

Gemma Holland
Gemma Holland 1 Nov 2017

I got engaged on 25th December 2016....my wedding is 31st August 2019 and I started planning mine in Jan 2017....

I've done church, car, venue, cake and table decorations....and the people and companies I have used said they were already starting to book up for 2019 so the earlier the better :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We got engaged in April this year and getting married end of June next year. We started planning pretty much straight away x

Kelly Jackson
Kelly Jackson 1 Nov 2017

Hi my partner wants bbq hog roast for reception but I have no idea how to go bout it I’m worried it will rain xx

Charlotte Mixture
Charlotte Mixture 1 Nov 2017

We’re also getting married October 2019, we have booked our venue and been to a wedding fayres, chosen our colours but other than that gonna leave it a few months. Started getting ideas but need to save some money for deposits before we can book anything else! 🙂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We planned ours 2 years in advance, we just looked round when we felt like it and book things we liked. We had things booked well in advance but it meant we had plenty of time to focus on the little bits like clothes, gifts etc and we knew everything was organised so we were both really relaxed on the run up to it!

Amy Pritchard
Amy Pritchard 1 Nov 2017

It's never too early to start planning even if it's just picking out colour schemes and themes, I'm getting married 2022 and I'm always on the look out for wedding things so I got a much clearer image as to what we want

Tracey Whitehouse
Tracey Whitehouse 1 Nov 2017

Congratulations! I got engaged with years ago and started planning straight away! My wedding is now only 5 months away and I am on top of everything. You might want to try to haggle with the venue if you are booking it a couple of years away, they will be happy for a firm deposit booking so might be happy to give that years price instead of the increase most of them out in every year. Good luck x

Roseanne Farrant
Roseanne Farrant 1 Nov 2017

I would say get your big stuff booked up now (venue/church/dJ/photographer) and then do your other stuff later on. You don’t want to do everything now otherwise you won’t have anything to do later on and that will be something you regret. My advise it to set your budget on what you can afford and shop around. Don’t go for the first photographer you meet or the first DJ etc. 🙂 we got engaged last October and are getting married in June 2018 and we found Venues and photographers get booked years in advance. Have fun!! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

Im getting married aug 2019 and have booked the venue. Ive found so many venues and photographers etc are getting booked up already so ive booked some stuff already!! X

JoJo Russell
JoJo Russell 1 Nov 2017

Get the venue booked

Kim Probets
Kim Probets 1 Nov 2017

We’re getting married the end of November 2019 and we’ve already booked the venue 😊 going to start booking things in jan next year, I find most people said the earlier they plan things the easier it is nearer the time.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We are booked for October 2019 and I have everything booked except flowers and cake, suits and dresses. Where I was booking a supplier that can only do 1 wedding a day (photographer, venue, hair and make up) I made sure they was booked by the summer really but that’s cos I wanted the pick of the best companies and I’m picky. The longer you leave it the less chance you have getting who you want. Have fun planning I love it!

Claire Kennedy
Claire Kennedy 1 Nov 2017

I am getting married June 2019 and just got engaged in July this year. By the end of August I had venue and church booked. If you book this year you should be able to secure better prices. We have already picked bridal party and I am planning on dress shopping after Xmas.

Laura Wombwell
Laura Wombwell 1 Nov 2017

Get organising. I started early out of excitement and bordom but im so glad i did and so is my fiance

Laura Milton
Laura Milton 1 Nov 2017

Enjoy being engaged, even if only for a month! We were engaged and married within 6 months because we wanted to start working on a family and barely had time just to be fiancees. However long you plan, youll always have things to do last minute :) Xxx

Roxie Houghton
Roxie Houghton 1 Nov 2017

We got engaged in August, and started looking at venues in September, we want to get married in August 2019 but all the dates we wanted were already gone! We've had to compromise on the date we wanted to get the venue we wanted.
I'd recommend looking for your venue asap, and getting that booked, and then everything else can wait! :) good luck! X

Gemma Harris
Gemma Harris 1 Nov 2017

I got engaged in Feb and we're getting married in Oct 2019 too. I started planning as soon as we booked the venue in August. I've since booked videographer, photographer, registrar, flowers and about to book band. I've got SO much to organise (heavily themed wedding) I'd rather get these out the way and really focus on the look of the event

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

Congratulations to you both. Our wedding venue is currently receiving lots of enquiries for 2019. If you have a specific date in mind I would advise starting sooner rather than later and particularly if you want your wedding to coincide with the October half term holiday which is always a popular time.
You might also want to bear in mind that Christmas and the New Year are very popular occasions for engagements.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

We started planning immediately after announcing our engagement in April. We are having a Saturday wedding in August 2018 and needed a large venue (150 for sit down meal). By April we were a bit limited by availability.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

Never too early to start. Congratulations X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

It's never too early..especially for venue and then registrar 2 years to the date you get married. We get marries june 2019 and booked our venue and registrar this year. I have now sorted photographer, bouquets and starting buying bits for centre pieces. The reason for this is money...buy as you go. It all adds up but it doesnt seem as scary if its spread out! Waiting until further down line and seeing the money vanish all at once is what I didnt want. A few quid here and there...I dont miss it and I am pretty much organised now. So take my advice...plan and arrange things soon. Happy planning! :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

Do some research first. I'm doing all my research now for my July 2020 wedding

Sharon Lockyer
Sharon Lockyer 1 Nov 2017

I’m getting married December 2019 and have booked the church and venue. As I’m crafting table decs, invites, order of service etc I’m starting on the designs already

Emma Haward
Emma Haward 1 Nov 2017

We got engaged this August we’re getting married next August I know others who have gone from engaged to married in 3 months. I think once you get into it it doesn’t take long to pull together. I’ve sorted out everything via bridesmaids already and we’ve not even been engaged for 3 months xx

Lizzy Carter
Lizzy Carter 1 Nov 2017

We are getting married Oct 2019 and venues, registrars and photographers start to get booked up 2 years prior, I'd recommend sorting the things that get booked up the quickest, first. Congratulations!!!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I would put deposits down on venue, book the date with your registrar as soon as you can , Make up , photographers , lots leave flowers till last thing my advice bring a florist if your having artificial flowers book in advance as I’m already half booked up for next year and dates in 2019 last thing you want is a beautiful venue , wedding dress but awful flowers as these will be on your photographs for years to come .

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I got engaged in Feb, and I’m getting married in March. Secure your venue and then don’t worry about anything for a year.

Sara Higham
Sara Higham 1 Nov 2017

We're August 2018 got reception and church booked. Currently sorting photographers and cars now

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Nov 2017

I got engaged 2015 and booked everything straight away to get our favourite suppliers we're getting married 2018 x

Emily Barnett
Emily Barnett 1 Nov 2017

I'm getting married September 2019 and have already done at least half of the bookings and planning x

Gillian Dick
Gillian Dick 1 Nov 2017

I booked everything 2 years before and wouldn't have got my venue if I hadn't. All the weekends were already away. I'd book as soon as you have the available money for deposits if you have certain bands/photographers/venues in mind to avoid disappointment

Bethan Roberts
Bethan Roberts 2 Nov 2017

I've fully booked and planned my June 2019 wedding. It's been sorted since August 2017 x

Francesca Nicholls
Francesca Nicholls 2 Nov 2017

I got engaged 11th July 2017 and had my wedding venue booked within 2 weeks. Getting married 20th July 2019 xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Nov 2017

Get your venue and place for ceremony sorted and then chill. Sometimes getting the photographer helps to depends on where you live

Lauren Kay
Lauren Kay 3 Nov 2017

I'm also getting married in October 2019 and have already booked our venue. I went to a few and they already had reservations on some of the days we were looking at (including the venue I booked) so we went for 1 week earlier. I've been shopping around for prices so I have an idea of how much we will be paying out X

Hollie Johnstone
Hollie Johnstone 4 Nov 2017

We get married August 2019 and have booked the Venue, Registrar and Photographer and will be booking a DJ in the near future in order to secure the one we want! We're also sending our save the dates with Christmas cards this year as have family all over the place and getting married in Mid August on Brighton seafront means having people NOT book holidays when they usually would and book hotels instead! Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 4 Nov 2017

I got engaged 2 weeks ago. We’re booking a date in the next few weeks. Everything else can wait till after Xmas but the date needs setting.

Chloé Roe
Chloé R 7 Nov 2017

Never too early to start planning. Also means youre more likely to get everything you want as it wont be booked!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Nov 2017

Ours is all booked and sprted for December 2019, and you wouldnt believe the issues weve had with sone suppliers availability!

Iona Lambert
Iona Lambert 11 Nov 2017

Woohoo congrats I would start now 😊

Sarah Storer
Sarah Storer 15 Nov 2017

We are getting married in oct 2019 and have booked our venue and ceremony. We have found a lot of places taking bookings for 2019. Good luck xx

Emma Richardson
Emma Richardson 18 Nov 2017

it depends on what you want you will be surprised at how quick venues getting booked and years in advanced too. even if you just picked your venue and put a deposit down its a start.

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