My first marriage I did not have time to plan. My ex & I announced we were expecting at the end of February (1999) & we were married a month later (my parents request since it was my 2nd child). My mom handled all the details. I feel all I did was tell her what colors & she took over the rest. Now that I look back on it I regret not having much of a say in things.
Now that my BF & I have been talking about getting married, I feel we need time to plan what we want. I was thinking another year after we officially get engaged. He was thinking more quickly than that. (I know- we need to talk about that) There are also details that need time to work out. His kids live 6 hours away in another state. His parents & siblings (& families) all need to plan time off too (they live out of state as well- just like one of my brothers). There's also dress & tux fittings we need to consider for our kids. Not to mention arrangements for the kids when we go on our honeymoon.
So.... my question is: How long did you have to plan your wedding from engagement to day of??