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Booking a venue

Stephanie, on August 7, 2017 at 02:13 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 8

Hello fellow brides,

My wedding is July 2019 and I'm looking at venues. I'm just wondering how far in advanced one can book their chosen venue(s). I want to get as much of the big planning done before next summer, so I'm wondering how early is too early to book venues.


Latest activity by Jennifer, on August 19, 2017 at 02:30
  • Jennifer
    Frequent user September 2018 British Columbia
    Jennifer ·
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    Book now if you find a place you love! We booked ours 16 months in advance, a friend of ours just booked theirs 2 years in advance!

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  • Melissa
    Beginner July 2017 Ontario
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    The sooner the better. Our venue is often booked 2 years in advance!
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·
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    You definitely want to lock down your venue before you book any other wedding vendors, and I say it's never too early to book Smiley heart

    A lot of venues can book up 12-14 months in advance!

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  • Ap2017
    Super September 2017 Ontario
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    Book as early as you can, assuming the venue will allow (some only take bookings within the year, for example).

    All other planning, I found, sort of hinged on having an actual wedding date - getting a florist, photographer, DJ, designing your invitations, etc. We booked all of our vendors within a few months of being engaged and had a few months to sit back and relax before we had to do more planning. It was nice to enjoy being engaged without having to plan for a short while.

    Plus, the earlier you book, the greater the chance you'll get your first choice in vendors.

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  • Sydney
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
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    If you know for sure where you want your wedding to be, the earlier the better. Venues book up really quick, especially in the summer - prime wedding season! Good luck!

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
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    The earlier the better as venues book up fast.

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  • Laura
    Frequent user August 2018 Ontario
    Laura ·
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    When it comes to venues book as early as possible. This way you can guarantee that it's available.
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  • Natalie
    Curious June 2017 Quebec
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    I'd say give yourself a year or even more if you know your chosen venue is a very popular spot, especially if you have a very specific date in July in mind.
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