Our wedding is still 6 months away but we have basically everything sorted out, minus a few decorations and details. That being said i am SO happy we did everything early... especially our wedding bands. We had received a cheque in the mail from Peoples Jewelers and were confused why, when we called to find out it turns out that my FH's band was discontinued and that was the deposit that we had put down. ... We were pretty frustrated with them as we ordered in November and they never called or mentioned that the ring was discontinued between now and then . We are definitely thankful we caught this now and not any later as his ring has to be custom made due to the material ! Food for thought- if you think something is taking longer then planned to order in CHECK IN ON IT !