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Seana_1996
Beginner February 2024 West Midlands

Am i crazy looking at a 2025 date?!?!?!?!

Seana_1996, 12 May 2022 at 13:22 Posted on Planning 1 27
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Hi all B2B's,

Please tell me - Am i being extremely premature for booking a venue in 2025???

I'm currently looking at February 2025 for my wedding date but keep thinking to myself am i being too dramatic planning so far in advance. I'm actually in the weddings industry myself and even at my own work place we are not really taking 2025 bookings at the moment.

Thinking of it its 2 and a half years away which to me doesn't seem that far away, but my worry is all the suppliers i have my heart set on at the moment may have packed up or gone by the time 2025 comes along?

For me, I've always wanted the big white wedding and being in the industry seeing everyone's different styles and decor only adds more and more to my wish list making the money side of things expand way above the budget agreed.

I just want to ask if anyone is thinking the same as me? in the same position or am i just being stupid and need to bring it forward??

All comments welcome x

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Latest activity by Seana_1996, 17 May 2022 at 13:21
  • AJX
    Savvy April 2024 West Yorkshire
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    I don't think you're being silly, maybe take the time to think about what you really want i.e. colour schemes and themes, and start saving up money if you know that it's going to be over budget.

    One of my bridesmaids is getting married a month after us and shes not really started planning yet whereas all our major things are done and we've still got just under 2 years to go! It all depends on what type of person you are x

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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Awww thank you!!! My thought process was to find the venue, book and then take a step back from it and just enquire to a few suppliers for pricing and do the little bridesmaid / groomsman proposal things. I’m thinking more towards money coming out bit by bit and not in one massive chunk and it all be a hot mess organising everything at the same time. It’s inevitable trends are gonna change but I think it’ll be better for me to just keep adding to my scrapbook xx
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  • M
    Super July 2023 Cheshire
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    I think you have picked a good time it gives you more time to plan your dream wedding and you want it to represent you and h2b not all the other weddings you see but i totally get your worry about suppliers especially with covid causing a lot of places to close Stick to your scrap book and enjoy your planning x💗
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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Awww thank you!! Making me feel so much better about my thought process 😇 x
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    Super July 2023 Cheshire
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    No problem i came on here in 2021 wedding isent till next year but its best to start early i think gives you more time to plan all the decorative ideas which i think take the longest xx Can i ask what you do job wise x💗
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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Exactly!!! I see new ideas every single weekend that I take inspiration from, so it’ll be hard to chose what I want for my own. I have no problem you asking - I’m a wedding & events coordinator so the venue part of a wedding I’m confident in with what I need to ask and do but everything else is completely new to me which I need to start looking at🙂 xx
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  • B
    Savvy April 2023 West Yorkshire
    Becky ·
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    If you've found a place you like but don't necessarily want to put money down, you could do what we did. We asked them to pencil in but let us know if anyone is after the same date so we could give the deposit before another person nabbed the date. A bit more of a risk but it worked for us Smiley smile


    If you are certain about a place then I say book it but if you are still getting ideas on what you want i.e themes and colours ect, maybe hold off on booking places until you have a firm idea on what you'd both like. Opinions change and things happen (like money!) over time which could alter things. Just something to keep in mind. However 2025 is not an obscene amount of time not by a long chalk! Smiley smile Good luck!
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    Super July 2023 Cheshire
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    I want your job i would have loved to have been a wedding planner you will get so much help on here everyone is wonderful just take your time and enjoy the planning process one step at a time x💗
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  • AJX
    Savvy April 2024 West Yorkshire
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    That was our thought process too and then within 2 months of booking the venue we had the photographer, florist and cake booked 🤣 it’s definitely a lot easier having more time to do payments etc! My friend also said I’d change my mind loads but I’d rather have time to change my mind on the small details if we want to! Xx
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    You're not being crazy or anything, it's better to get ahead of things. It's a lot easier to be ahead of the payments as well. And you could change small details if you change your mind because of the time and days ahead of you.

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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Hmmmm didn't think of asking this, thank you for your comments and i will definitely bear them in mind Smiley smile

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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Hahahaha, it has its good and bad parts but i love it Smiley heart and exactly, thank you for your comments x

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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    I have my favourites in mind with lots of suppliers at the moment so will see once venue is booked how i will be , thank you for the advice Smiley xd xx

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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Awww thank you!! Feeling so much better about thinking of 2025 date now Smiley ring x

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    Super July 2023 Cheshire
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    Any time here to help just remember to take ypur time xx💗 And remember what matters is what you both want xx
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    Beginner July 2023 North Yorkshire
    Jade ·
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    No I don’t think so at all go for it 😊 to be honest you can’t win either way! Both me and my partner have just had a significant pay rise therefore thought why not and booked for 2023 last week, I’m having massive wobblers daily now worrying it’s too soon and will I have to compromise on suppliers as either unavailable or the cost keeps mounting! Only think I would say is if you have your budget try still stick to it as I imagine the longer to
    Plan the easier it is to add bits here and there xx
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  • Kirsty
    Curious June 2023 Essex
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    I don't think you are being silly. I got engaged in December of 2020 and booked my venue for June 2023, so that was 2.5 years in advance. Things do book up fast and if you have a venue and date in mind, there is no harm in booking it to ensure you get what you want. Go for it Smiley smile

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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Fingers crossed I’m in that position 🤞🏼 But thank you for your comments, I’ll try my hardest to stick to budget - don’t think my fiancé will let it go a penny over 🥲 x
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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Being in the industry I know that first hand so I’m thinking secure the date and secure/query the best suppliers and sit back and relax then 😇 thank you for your words of wisdom x
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  • Ostira
    Dedicated October 2023 Durham
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    I think it’s perfectly reasonable! 2025 isn’t that far away when it comes to wedding planning and especially when it comes to saving! Best place to start would be decide on your venue, colour schemes, theme, style etc and it’ll give you plenty of time to be certain of what is right for you both and what you want.
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    Beginner June 2023 Cambridgeshire
    Bianca ·
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    You’re not being dramatic! We booked our wedding January 2021 and we’re getting married June 2023! Trust me you’ll need the time to plan and save, best decision we made was taking out time and saving for what we wanted x
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  • Courteney
    Beginner August 2023 Essex
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    Not at all! We booked our wedding for August 2023 in Sept 2020. We wanted August Bank Holiday so knew it had to be done in advance. It's meant we have more time to save and plan. My only advice would be to make sure you roughly plan when you're going to do things so you don't leave everything to last minute. We're 15 months away now and although most of our main suppliers are booked we've still got lots to do because we kept saying how long we had. Enjoy planning! x

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    Beginner June 2023 Bedfordshire
    Holly ·
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    We have agreed on a 2025 wedding too. We're not in a rush to book something, but we're going to look around here and there and if there's a place we like and they'll take a booking then we'll book it. I think it's good to have plently of time to think about things
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    Beginner September 2023 Lincolnshire
    Jenna ·
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    If you’re wanting a weekend date it’s definitely not too early, I work in the wedding industry and dates are booking up well in advance. My best friend (and maid of honour) is a wedding planner and only has a few weekend dates left in the summer of 2025 at their venue.


    Once you’ve booked the venue you can relax and bit and pick up planning closer to the date.
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    Beginner April 2025 Shropshire
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    Hi lovely! I have booked my venue only last month for my wedding in April 2025! There is definitely nothing wrong with booking early as it ensures you get the dream wedding venue you want and you have so much time to pay it off without having to worry about your finances. Just book the venue girl and all the suppliers who give you the best quotes and prices you are happy with. I wish you all the best with your wedding planning 🦋🤍✨
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  • Seana_1996
    Beginner February 2024 West Midlands
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    Thank you everyone who has commented on this forum, i really appreciate every ones comments and input and i have definitely been put more at ease thinking of a 2025 date... to me it seems some venues aren't even publishing 2024 dates let alone 2025 so we'll take it as it comes. Thank you again Smiley ring Smiley cake Smiley heart xxx

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