It takes HOW LONG to order a wedding dress?
April 7, 2012 4:42 PM Subscribe
So, how long does it really take to plan a wedding? (I know the answer is 'it depends on the wedding', but honestly, we don't even know where to start.)
posted by Catseye to Society & Culture (31 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
We got engaged last week. There's no desperate hurry to get married by a particular deadline or anything, but we are hoping to get married sooner rather than later within a reasonable timescale. That 'reasonable timescale', though, is a thing of total mystery. Is a year reasonable, or optimistic, or way longer than we'd need? Is there a particular order we should plan things in? Can it really take over six months to order a wedding dress?
I've had a lot of general advice along the lines of "decide what things matter to you!", but what would be really useful at this point is more specific advice that would help us estimate a date for the wedding and start planning with that in mind. I'm hoping for advice along the lines of "you need to decide A, B and C before you can start planning anything, but don't worry about D until closer to the time", or "decide X thing before Y and Z, because that's the most time-sensitive part," or "photographers always need about ten months' notice for a booking", or "if you want 200 guests and a beach in Barbados, it's going to take about ten months longer and cost four times as much than if you want 20 guests and somebody's back garden."
- we're in the UK (Scotland);
- we'll be doing the planning ourselves, and on a fairly tight budget;
- neither of us is particularly fussed about having The Perfect Day, but we do want to have a formal ceremony and a celebration with our friends and family;
- other than that, we have planned precisely nothing. Number of guests, budget, venues, etc., are all still to be decided.
Thanks in advance!