How early did people start booking things? I'm getting married early 2021 and I've been to a few wedding fayres but vendors have started freaking me out saying they have bookings for my year already! We've got the reception venue booked as it is a family friend who runs it, but nothing else. Any tips? Xx
Hi the experts recommend 18-12 months before :)
They’re probably trying to scare you into booking, our wedding is 2020 and no problem what so ever with Venues, florist, cake makers etc... (our venue actually doesn’t take bookings more than a year before)
You can always ring up suppliers but take what they say with a pinch of salt as they might get commission from bookings on the day, you never know :)
I’m 2021 too and have no idea 😔
Booking wedding venues/details etc 10 months before the event and I’ve had no problem with availability!
Unless it's a bank holiday weekend (especially august) You should be fine. They probably just want to get you to book their services.
If they can give you 2018 prices in 2021 then there’s no harm in booking your photographer etc. Good luck xx
I got engaged and married within 10 months so don’t be pushed, they’re probably trying to scare you so they make a sale!
Every vendor is different and if they are popular they may well be booked. We had to book our venue 2 and half years in advance. Start booking things as you can put down minimal deposits to keep your date reserved.
They try to scare you. I've got 8 months to plan mine and not having any problems x
I honesly dont know why people plan so far in advance we booked our wedding end of nov and began booking photographer DJ room decorations all this month and everyone we have wanted have been available we are getting married in august this year so to me 2 years in advance is not really that necessary
We did photographer, venue and celebrant first 🙂 when they could all do our dates then we looked at the rest.
We booked our venue last month and we are getting married oct this year, so don't worry too much about it
We are July 2020 and nothing is booked yet. We will be booking back end of this year
We've only had 6 months to plan ours. We're almost 2 months in and have had our first choices for everything. We are a Saturday summer wedding so I wouldn't worry about it. Obviously though, if you absolutely know there is something you want then get it. The danger with booking too early though is that you have years to change your mind.
Hi I'm getting married June 2020 and my venue, photographer and even the registrar already had bookings for my month so I booked to make sure I got the date I wanted. If you want a certain date I'd consider booking as soon as you can.
me and my husband only decided after years of being engaged to get married in 2017 we decided in feburary that we would marry and got married in november 2017 so not even a year and we had no problems. sounds like sales tactics
I'm getting married in 2020 and booked my venue, photographer and do last year. I have even brought centetpeices and started to make my invitations. At wedding fairs I have always been told "it's to early" or "you will change your mind". I didn't listen to them and booked things anyway.
All the things I have booked have said you can't book to far in advance because all the things you may want, may be gone if you listen to the people at the wedding fairs. My venue has since said they have had a couple of people ask for the same date and had to decline because of my booking.
Both me and my partner are pretty stubborn so all the decisions we have made won't change as we are happy with what we have booked.
Do what your gut tells you. If you think you're ready book them.
we started booking venue photographer cars 2 years before
I'm 2020 and when we were looking at booking last year suppliers did have some bookings already. I would recommend doing earlier than later though as with each year there's increases in prices . We've booked almost everything that's a big expenditure last year and will be paying last year's prices as they have to honour when you booked. If we'd have waited we'd have had up to a 25% increase on costs as they generally increase by 10% each year but booking in 2017 has saved us money. Not to mention we can continue to save and buy things here and there when there's offers etc. best of luck xx
I booked my hooneymoon . From that we picked a date . Looked and booked a venue and then registra x
Im getting married next jan.. only booked it this jan and only started booking things this last 2 weeks x
We are getting married August 2020. I fell in love with my venue and one of my best friends hubbys a wedding photographer so we have set date for those. Im just joining a church as moved so will hopefully talk to vicar when settled. Rest of it im not stressed over. It will fall into place nearer the time lol. I do like looking at what dress i might like though hehe xx