Jodie Hughes
Jodie Hughes 11 Feb 2018

How long would you take to plan a wedding? 2 years?

How long would you take to plan a wedding? 2 years?

93 Comments
Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 11 Feb 2018

We're getting married a year to the day he proposed. All done and could happily be married anytime now so 6 months without too much stress (worst thing was cutting back the guest list to 70)

Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 11 Feb 2018

Done ours in less than 12 months, just gotta pay for it all now...

Demi McGarry
Demi McGarry 11 Feb 2018

We are getting married in November 2019. We just booked the venue in October. So 2 years to plan and pay xx

Mary Green
Mary Green 12 Feb 2018

We are in the middle of our house being built, so will sort that within the next year then plan for 2020!!

Lauren Hayes
Lauren Hayes 12 Feb 2018

We’ve had 2 years to plan ours but I’m very organised and I’m getting impatient now. Finalising can’t be done until next year but I’m definitely ready😂 so I’d say about a year?xx

Julie Lancaster
julie Lancaster 12 Feb 2018

Started planning mine in November and I'm greying married in june so 8 months in total

Carol Daniels
Carol Daniels 13 Feb 2018

We started planning our January this year and we are getting married may 2019 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

We done it in 10 months after being engaged for 4 years getting married this April xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

9 months x

Shelley Rayworth
Shelley Rayworth 13 Feb 2018

We got engaged January this year an getting married 2020, could easily do it earlier if we had the money x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

3months.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

6 months x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

Ours was booked 26 months in advance. We get married this year. Xx

Natalie Casey
Natalie Casey 13 Feb 2018

We got engaged September 2017 and wedding was booked October 2017.We are getting married October this year!

Josie Long
Josie Long 13 Feb 2018

We get married in 2020 so just over 2 years to plan and pay for it. We need that much time though as we are moving and renovating our house too x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

We gave ourselves a year not long enough

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

7 months only because it was the date we wanted x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

I started planning mine in august 2017 but didnt actually book anything until january and i get married in august so not even a year

Lauren O'hanlon
Lauren O'hanlon 13 Feb 2018

We booked ours April last year get married in May so 13 months x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

We started in October and marry in May this year. You can do it in any time frame taking into consideration your givig notice period x

Sarah Nicholls
Sarah Nicholls 13 Feb 2018

We've had 11 months. Been more than manageable.

Nikita Byrne
Nikita Byrne 13 Feb 2018

6 months for us. All sorted now (6weeks later) just need to pay for everything

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

I have done my whole wedding in 4 months I'm getting married the end of next month xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

We got engaged in January this year and get married in July this year! Just got to pay for it all now x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

Planned mine in 10 weeks x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

Was meant to be two years and Abit, got engaged June 17, we were originally getting married 04 Jan 2020, now may 31st 19, I am very indecisive

Naomi Mason
Naomi Mason 13 Feb 2018

Got engaged in Nov picked and played for the venue in December getting married in nov x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

We are planning ours in less than a yr

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

16 weeks!

Bethan Roberts
Bethan Roberts 13 Feb 2018

To actually plan I don’t think you need any more than 6 months. But to pay for a wedding id recommend 2 years lol xx

Jackie Williams
Jackie Williams 13 Feb 2018

We got engaged in last May and getting married in June and had all the big things done by October and everything else done now just waiting on rsvps to finish the little things and as we had lots of time it's been stress free 😊

Jayne Young
Jayne Young 13 Feb 2018

Depends on what kind of wedding you want. My friend had a cancellation at the venue they wanted, a beautiful hall, and organised theirs in 8 weeks! Including having a wedding dress made to measure, so it can be done!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

It takes as long or as short a time as you want...I took 12 months from booking the venue but I know a girl who did it in 2 months due to her husbands relocation in the RAF

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

As quick as possible, a few months. Don’t drag it out.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

We booked in Dec, planned from mid Jan and got married 15 Aug. Short time makes you decide instead of ponder.

Hayley Carline
Hayley Carline 13 Feb 2018

Till I can afford it... So another 20 odd years!

Catriona White
Catriona White 13 Feb 2018

Depends on SO much.
If you have set ideas in terms of date venue suppliers etc you might need to plan further in advance especially if you want a summer wedding.
The type of wedding has an impact; if you want something more DIY and detailed you'll want longer to do that and the more ppl you have the more there is to do.
It also depends what else is going on in your lives; how much time and money you can commit now.
We've been engaged just over a year and marry in July. 18 mints has meant I can have big gaps in planning when work is crazy (which I need because my job is very demanding). It's a big wedding with international guests and even so I could easily have done it in 9 months if I'd just buckled down and not procrastinated but I'm glad we took longer for a less stressful build up. Although I kind of wish we agreed on a spring wedding; I'm bored of waiting already 🤣

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

The longer you have the more you’ll spend and the bigger it will get, trust me and we planned ours in a year, that was plenty of time. Was the best day ever though and we don’t regret going big Good Luck and enjoy x

Sophie Taylor
Sophie Taylor 13 Feb 2018

10 months!!

.Melanie Brice
.Melanie Brice 13 Feb 2018

I'm getting married in Cyprus in 2020 so doing all the planning now.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

We had nearly 7 months.... We decided on a date in Sept 2016 and Married in March 2017 X

Leanne Young
Leanne Young 13 Feb 2018

We got engaged new years day (2018) and booked our venue for 19/7/19 all the big things booked and paid for, we could have done it a lot sooner but I've always wanted to get married in July and I didn't think 7 months would've been long enough to plan but it turns out I could've had it all done by this July! It's now just a waiting game to marry the man of my dreams x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

Planned mine a year before.. whilst doing a massive house renovation. I learnt not to overthink things and you know what everything turned out perfect

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

Completely depends on you the time it takes. My wedding was planned in 2 months and got married 2 months after

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

Iv had 11 months getting married november im on my 2nd month and almost planned and all is booked next part is the buyin..

Laura Hall
Laura Hall 13 Feb 2018

I'm June 19. Started doing main bits sorted in my head . Plan to get bits January sale then hopefully a calm few months before the wedding.
But depends how much time you have I have 2 under 3s

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

I did ours in 7 months and we didn't skimp on it either.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

Two months! We went to Portugal last August to visit friends and had a look at some houses. Fell in love with one and decided there and then to escape Brexit and not just buy a holiday home, but a permanent one. We'd already been engaged three years and when we got back to Letchworth, in September, we started sending out invitations for our wedding in November! My hubby drove me and the cats from Letchworth to Central Portugal, x6 weeks ago and we're having a ball!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

We did 2 years

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

14 months x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Feb 2018

4 weeks

Tanya Crossley
Tanya Crossley 14 Feb 2018

Started talking about ours in October last year but not started to set things on stone yet and getting married July next year on my 23rd birthday

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

Ours was 9 months, book just before Christmas and got married August, it was perfect x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

Has less than 12 weeks notice from booking to the day! Everything booked n sorted after two weeks! Was twiddling my thumbs waiting then!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

Got engaged in November getting married 21.4.18 and all organised xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

it took me 8weeks to plan and pay for it

Charlotte Green
Charlotte Green 14 Feb 2018

We’re doing ours in 6months!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

96 days! 'normal' hotel wedding x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

We took two years

Bryony Hamm
Bryony Hamm 14 Feb 2018

I think if you need to save money that’s the main thing that might take longer. We have planned it within just over a year (from researching and visiting venues to the day). I think this is enough time, but if you want a certain venue/date/vendor and they are booked up then you may struggle with that timeframe. We were flexible on dates and with who we have hired and have made a few compromises (ie couldn’t afford everything we initially talked about!) We have been lucky with money from family but would have needed longer if we had had to save up more! So definitely factor that in.

Katy Brown
Katy Brown 14 Feb 2018

We got engaged NYE and get married October so 8 months. We’ve booked everything already lol

Amy Dear
Amy Dear 14 Feb 2018

Started planning in Jan, getting married in October

Gabrielle Baker
Gabrielle Baker 14 Feb 2018

It really depends on waiting lists especially for popular venues.
Always good to start looking early.
Other things like dress and flowers you can take your time and look closer to the wedding date.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

The planning but is the easy and enjoyable bit but paying for it is what we used 18 months for, best day ever! Also wedding stuff books up in advance especially if you are having a weekend wedding so sometimes you need the extra time x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

I planned ours in 7 months.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

Planned and got married in under 3 months very stressful but worth it

Wendy Bacon
Wendy Bacon 14 Feb 2018

Getting married march 2019 engagement party this sat x venue booked next week, registrar 23rd march for ceremony. Excited going to wedding fairs. Best man etc confirmed x got 4000 so far good luck all x

Debbie Watt
Debbie Watt 14 Feb 2018

Took me 5 months 😁

Thomasina Pollin
Thomasina Pollin 14 Feb 2018

Started planning last year, Getting Married June 22nd 2019 😁

Sharon Delaney
Sharon Delaney 14 Feb 2018

We did everything in 2 days .

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

About 4-6 months I think mines took in total

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 14 Feb 2018

WE're getting married this weekend - just over a year since he proposed

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

Lynne Roberts 3 weeks?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

We planned ours in 5 months

Debbie Kydd
Debbie Kydd 14 Feb 2018

Booked venue in October and getting married in May xx

Amy Bickmore
Amy Bickmore 14 Feb 2018

My wedding is 2 1/2 years after we got engaged, but apart from booking the venue we aren't going to plan anything else until a year beforehand.

Rebecca Bolton
Rebecca Bolton 14 Feb 2018

We are getting married August 2018. Proposed June 2017. Only really started planning in August 2017. So I think a year is enough x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

engaged in january 2016 and decided in january 2017 that we could afford to get married in july 2017 so planned everything in 6 months all whilst studying, working and training for a marathon! just depends if you know what you want and if you have the money!

Jodie Brain
Jodie Brain 14 Feb 2018

I think if you’re organised and have the money ready, then 9-12 months. We started officially planning a year ago and everything is pretty much done. Not getting married til August so now just feeling impatient 😂😂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

We got engaged and 5 months later we were married! Xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

I had two years to plan ours worked out well as we paid for everything so I had time to shop around and make sure I really had what I wanted! X

Kelly Joyce
Kelly Joyce 14 Feb 2018

He proposed 28th April 17 and getting married 27th April 18

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

We planned in a year - plenty of time. I agree that any longer and it gets out of hand and too expensive.

Gemma Hardy
Gemma Hardy 14 Feb 2018

4 months. We get married a week saturday 😍

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Feb 2018

18 weeks! There was no time to faf about & it was fabulous
People still talk about it 3 years later x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Feb 2018

6 months for us

Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown 15 Feb 2018

I think it really depends on your money situation we are taking the two years to plan and pay it off as my and my fiancé are having to pay it all ourselves x

Tracey Selmes
Tracey Selmes 15 Feb 2018

We've left it to just shy of two years so that we could save enough money to have everything we wanted. I'm planning pretty much all of the wedding about 18months before hand just so that we can enjoy the build up to the wedding.

Tina Dhimar
Tina Dhimar 16 Feb 2018

I started 2 years in advance...thankful I have can take things slowly!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Feb 2018

Due to a complete lack of funds I've been planning my wedding for 7 years and counting at least when we can afford to get married I'll have a clear idea of what I want x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Feb 2018

We started planing ours may last year it should of been this August but due to our unexpected pregnancy we've pushed back a year but everything is near enough done just little things like suites and bridesmaids dresses left x

Eleanor McCullough
Eleanor McCullough 17 Feb 2018

Our wedding is 2020, have the venue booked already and other things sorted too. 🙂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Feb 2018

364 days.. if you’re clear on what you want you can do it easily

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