August 9, 2010
My dear.... if your wedding is 2 years out, you may be stressing a little prematurely. Maybe you simply need to take the que from those around you and sit back, breathe, and RELAX. You have plenty of time, and to be honest, your guests and intended wedding party may be tired of hearing you go on about it. While it is your special day and you have a right to be excited, they may not want to discuss it or be expected to commit to any plans this far out. These problems can be worked out, I am sure, but don't make others feel pressured, or even "bothered" by your special day!
Yes I agree way to early. 2 years you may not be working or in contact with the same workers. Not only that but people don't commit to next month let alone 2 years away. RELAX plan your day with your family. They will be there and be there for you.
If I were you, I'd shelve all plans, and wait until it's about 8-9 months away. If you're in an area where you need to make the reservations a year ahead to get the venue, fine. Get the spot you want, and completely CHILL on all other decisions until it's much closer.
I have to agree with the responses above. Two years is entirely too much time to form any sort of realistic expectations regarding your guest list. It is entirely possible they may not be taking your planning seriously because of the time frame.
I have noticed a surge of leads lately for weddings in 2012, 2013 and yes, even 2014. I will be quite honest and tell you I do not contact brides and grooms planning that far ahead. I realize other vendors may book years in advance, but I will not book more than fourteen months ahead. So I have sympathy for your guests who cannot commit that far in advance.
I would encourage you to enjoy the excitement of your engagement by attending bridal shows, flipping through magazines, surfing the web and doing research to explore what kind of vision you can develop for your wedding. But wait until 9-12 months before your wedding date to begin making the concrete plans necessary to turn that vision into reality. You'll be taken more seriously at that point since people have a better idea what they'll be doing months down the road rather than years.
Rev. Ann Fuller