I thought I would be ahead of the game and start looking into/booking my major things right away (venue, photographer, etc.). We are a year and 7 months + out so I thought I would be able to do this stress free. I envisioned booking my majors and then sailing through the rest with alllll the time I had left! Now I know this was a delusional thought to begin with but I figured I would be hit with reality somewhere down the line. But it's already come!
The first thing on my list was my venue. I did a ton of research online and came up with a short list of venues to visit. However, the first venue on my list was far ahead of the other two. I've been trying to get in touch with the venue for a week and a half and they've just gotten back to me. Apparently they only have two dates left in April 2012! Luckily, mine is one of them. I'm crossing my fingers as tightly as I can that I can get in there, look around, get a quote and book it before they sell my date (assuming I love it as much in person as I do online). When they first responded to me they said my date was already booked. I replied asking them to double check and I'm glad I did because they were wrong the first time. But the first email put me into instant stress mode!
I know it might seem silly to stress about this. I mean even if they book my date I have so much time left to find another place. But this place feels like "the one". It has everything we need/want. And if they're booked this far out, it makes me wonder what chance I would have in even getting my second choice? So to the girl who asked if it was too early to look/book... definitely not! I know this is really dependent on your area, and maybe it's just the city I live in but... yikes!!
Okay, sipping my glass of wine a little faster and going to bed! I'm sure it'll all work out and what's meant to be will be. Good night all.