Am I planning my wedding too soon?

We just got engaged on Valentines day last week. We are looking at November 1 as our wedding date. Do you think that is too short of an engagement? Should I be worried since that is when daylight savings time ends?
Posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:55 am
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Canooknic
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 If you feel that you can get it organised in time then absolutely go for it! There are lots of ladies that have short engagements.

Do you already have a venue in mind? Have you checked that its available?

I don't think daylight savings will make any difference - although you might want to include something with your invitation or on your wedding website (if you're planning to have one!) just so everyone is aware of it!

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:15 am
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You can TOTALLY plan a wedding in that time! Once all the big things are booked, there really isn't too much in between. I say start your serious planning now (dress, venue, etc.) the rest falls into place!

Our wedding was a week (or two? now I can't remember) after the clocks changed and I was so nervous, but it worked out fine! Our photographer assured us she would take care of it. She went to our location a few times after the time change and scoped out the best sun spots and timing. We had our ceremony at 1:00 instead of later, so that we would beat the sun set. It left a decent sized gap for our guests before our 5:00 reception, but we had to do it. We had two photographers which allowed us to take pictures seperatly beforehand. Me getting ready with my BMs and him with his GM--as well as individual shots with our families. After our reception we quickly took some pictures at the church, then hoped in the limo  for our picture spot. We ended up with plenty of time for the shots we wanted!

 

 

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:24 am
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 Yes, start planning now!! I have a shorter engagement than you and I am SO glad that I started right away! Now I only have a couple small details to work out!

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:44 am
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 Also, keep this in mind: YOU will worry about details much more than any of your guests.  Do YOU remember the color of the napkins at the last wedding you attended, or what the plate design was?  People are there to celebrate and remember YOU, not the details.  So have fun planning, but keep perspective.  Some of the very best weddings I've ever attended (out of more than 500 so far) were done with relatively little planning and a focus on being creative and personal rather than "perfect."

 

Tyler

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm
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 You can totally do it! Welcome to PW!! The other posts are spot on :) Everybody needs/wants a different length of engagement, so do whatever is best for you guys. Just get the big things booked and don't sweat too much about the small details. It will be beautiful. Congrats on your engagement! 

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:14 am
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You absolutely should be planning your wedding now since it is this fall...the earlier the better. I prefer short engagements as I was only engaged for 3 months. My husband proposed in May 2012 and we were married on September 15, 2012. This was plenty of time to plan my wedding, purchase my wedding dress (no alterations needed) and also take engagement photos with our photographer. So you will be just fine and I'm sure your wedding will be beautiful.
Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:25 am
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 It's  not too early. I have been planning mine for 18 months by the time my wedding date comes around

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm
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Congratulations to you! You can do it! It's never too early to start planning, I would definitely try and find a venue to booked ASAP for the available date you want to go with.

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 10:43 am
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Congratulations! As these ladies stated, you have enough time and it is best to start now. Go for it! Happy Planning!
Posted on March 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

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