My FI and I got engaged in July and I started planning almost straight away. When I say planning, I mean putting serious thought into what kind of wedding we want, researching venues, etc - not actually booking anything. I viewed some venues last week (with my Dad, because the wedding will be about a 4 hour drive away from where we currently live and my FI had to work - he'll view at a later date). We're thinking of making bookings and putting down the deposit on our venue by the end of this year. We want to get married in summer 2017.
Am I mad for planning this soon? We'll be moving next year, to close to where we'll get married - it's where I'm from originally and all of my family are there. So that will be time-consuming and stressful. Plus I want to DIY a lot of stuff for the wedding - partly to keep costs down, but mostly because I enjoy that kind of thing. Also, we figure that the more time we have, the more flexibility we'll have in terms of keeping in budget. Not to mention, I'm really indecisive so the more time I have to make my mind up, the better lol.
I just find myself feeling a little self-conscious when people ask...in case it seems ridiculous to be planning already. Other people I know seem to get married around a year after they get engaged so it seems natural for them to plan straight away.
What do you guys think? Did anyone here plan for 2 years?