Tiffany
Curious August 2021 Ontario

Is it too early to begin purchasing decor?

Tiffany, on 11/June/2019 at 14:36 Posted in Plan a wedding
My wedding is 2 years away. My FH and I are paying for it ourselves so we set a longer engagement to help with this. I found a few things we both liked for our wedding so I purchased them....is this too early to be doing this? Am I crazy for doing it so early? HELP
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  • Alie
    Frequent user September 2019 Ontario
    Alie ·
    Make a list and buy as you go... Check off when you got it... And store in water and dust protection containers... Hope this helps!
  • Tiffany
    Curious August 2021 Ontario
    Tiffany ·
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    I never even thought of Cyber Monday! Thanks for reminding me. You are a genius!!
  • E
    Ontario
    Elizabeth ·

    There is never really a right time to purchase the things you need. As long as you know what you want, then give it a go. Looking forward to your wedding! Congratulations.

  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
    I don’t think it’s too early! If you know what you want, and don’t think you will change your mind in a year, go for it. It gives you lots of time to hunt for deals.
  • Tiffany
    Curious August 2021 Ontario
    Tiffany ·
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    Thank you! This is my hope. I want to be ahead of the game so we can relax before the big day and not stress. Also not be running around at the last minute. We are lucky enough that we have a great family that has offered to store things for us plus we are storing some stuff at our place as well.
  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·

    If you have somewhere to store everything that I would say for sure start buying now! It will help spread out the costs and if you need to DIY for anything this will give you a bunch of extra time for that as well! We got everything done early and we had next to no stress the last 3 months before the wedding so I highly recommend starting asap

  • Amelia
    Devoted September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·

    I'm starting to browse for decor as well at over a year out. Really waiting until Cyber Monday sales but if I can pick up any good deals in the meantime, I'll definitely go for it!

  • Flora
    Curious September 2021 British Columbia
    Flora ·
    The cost adds up fast so if you can start squirreling away items now i say go for it.
  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison Online ·

    Not too early at all! I got most of the decor purchased by a year before the wedding (I also had a 2 year engagement).

    One thing to note is that if you change your vision, you may feel "stuck" with certain items - you can sell on local wedding groups on FB and the marketplace, but it can be a pain.

  • Tori
    Featured October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·

    The earlier the better - as long as you don't change your mind on things! But even then you can try selling them on FB Market Place or Kijiji anyway!

  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·

    Its never late to do anything.

    Décor rental wise, we paid a deposit and the remaining at the time of pick up. Purchasing can be anytime you choose. Favours were very early too for us and you may not be doing anything as a keepsake. Edibles can be arranged a month ahead of your choice if choosing this path.

  • Sharlene
    Frequent user August 2019 Alberta
    Sharlene ·
    No, you get the best deals by looking earlier. Plus an added bonus is it is easier on your pocketbook when you stretch your purchases over a longer length of time.
  • Tiffany
    Curious August 2021 Ontario
    Tiffany ·
    So these are our guest book and the Mr and Mrs sign we have purchased so far

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  • Tiffany
    Curious August 2021 Ontario
    Tiffany ·
    Thank you everyone for the kind words! It made me feel less like a weirdo knowing that others have done it too. I have gone super crazy (yet). Just picked up a few things, some at ridiculous cheap prices. We grabbed our guestbook which is a wish jar at a business that was going out of sale for $5. A Mr and Mrs for $2 for free because someone lady was throwing it out after her garage sale and table runners because I love love loves them.
  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
    It's never too early if you have a set theme or ideas ready to go! We started buying things here and there and closer to the wedding we found we didnt like them anymore or they werent working with our design (we changed centerpieces probably 4 times) I would say for sure start looking! If you find something you LOVE go for it! But dont go too crazy just yet!
  • Kelly
    Devoted September 2019 Manitoba
    Kelly ·

    Yes. And No.

    I thought I had a pretty clear vision, and ended up changing my mind after purchasing things. Currently trying the sell these things on local wedding groups, which is a pain.

    Its nice to feel ahead on the planning though. The more recent purchases are definitely more within the vision after having time to put all the other elements of the day in place.

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