Just Engaged! When should I start the wedding planning?
First of all… CONGRATULATIONS girl!
Your dreamy wedding is coming soon!
Before you worry about when you should start the planning process, please take into account that there are some questions you need to answer.
Elopement or full services big wedding?
Before you start thinking about wedding planning, you should think about what you really want for your Big Day!
Do you prefer a big wedding with lots of services, vendors, and decorations? In this case, you need to start the planning the sooner, the better… ideally you should start 8-12 months before the Big Day.
In case you wish to have an elopement wedding, which means you need a few vendors and you do not need to arrange anything for guests, you can start the planning process later… 5-8 months are more than enough.
Which date have you chosen for your wedding?
Weekends in Summer months look like a nice idea to combine your wedding and your holidays for you and your guests.
However, the availability of wedding vendors and venues is lower than usual, which means that you should start the planning process early enough to strive for availability to all your lovely vendors.
For high-season weddings, the ideal moment to start the wedding planning process is about 12-18 months.
Legal or Symbolic ceremony?
Last but not least…
What type of ceremony you have chosen for your wedding?
Civil, symbolic, or religious ceremony?
The documents you need for the paperwork have validation of just 3 months. Make sure that in the last 3 months before the wedding you have completed all the bookings, so you can focus on the paperwork and the last details.
For a symbolic ceremony wedding ideally, you can start the planning process 8-10 months.
For legal ceremonies (civil or religious) make sure you start a little bit earlier to have enough time for the paperwork… ideally 10-12 months before the Big Day.
ENJOY THE PLANNING PERIOD!
Whenever you choose to start the planning process, enjoy the beautiful ride of it.
The wedding will last just a day… but the planning will keep months, so…