Post # 1
Okay, a little background: SO and I have been together since we were fifteen we are both twenty now. We haven’t offically gotten engaged bc we couldn’t find a ring we both liked. Long story short we had one made but I have no clue if it’s done or when I will get it (I wanted to be somewhat surprised). We are both in college and planned to get married in October 2013 but I started throwing out the idea of moving up the wedding to May 2013 (when we originally wanted to get married). And he agreed! So we basically have a year to plan but no ring yet. I don’t want to sign any contracts or anything until we get engaged but we do know majority of what we want, which vendors we’ll use, etc. I think the ring is coming soon so is a year enough time??? By the wedding we will be 21 I will STILL be working on my degree and SO will be on his 3rd degree but even if we got married in october we would still be in school. Are we crazy for pushing up the wedding?
Post # 3
I personally think it will add a lot of stress. Fi and I will be working. On our mastera and doctorates respectively and we were talking today about pushing ours BACK because of our course loads and other requirements ( internships and practicicums etc). Part of the reason we have such a long engageMent is to plan too, a lot of places book up a year to a year in a hal. In advance. We also want to save up money for a house 🙂
In the end it up to you, bit weddings and classes are stressful enough. Put them together even more so. On a limited time frame? Pass me the xanex please. 🙂
Post # 4
Schoolwise it is the perfect time. The semester before I will only have one class and SO will either go one night a week or just do online classes, which are more flexible, and the wedding would be during our school break so we still have time for a honeymoon, which we wouldn’t be able to get in October (we would both be working full time at the hospital that semester). I’m just sooo ready to marry him already!
However, I may still need that Xanex! 🙂
Post # 5
So I’m graduating in 2 weeks and getting married in 3 months. This semester I took a bunch of joke classes like yoga and guitar, but it was STILL really stressful with school. While it is totally do-able, it can also be very time-consuming and you might end up sacrificing time away from both your studies and your wedding planning… Just a warning that it can be difficult. However, I have been planning a wedding while in school – so I’m not trying to convince you that it is a bad idea, just give you a fair heads up! I decided to plan the wedding for right after we both graduated because we knew we were moving away together, and wanted to get married before that. The only regret I have is that I am planning a wedding away at school so it is harder to coordinate with friends and family when I need help planning things. I also am not doing nearly as many DIYs and personal touches as most of the bees I see posting on here – I just don’t have the time!
Whatever you decide, I wish you and your SO the best of luck and happy wedding and marriage!!
Post # 6
Hello! My fiancé got engaged yesterday so we’ve only talked a little bit, but since I’m still in school and a college athlete, we’re thinking we’re going to wait until June 2014 to get married. We figured we’d be able to save the majority of the costs by then so we wouldn’t have to ask our parents for so much. Plus, by then I would only have a semester of student teaching left so I could go back towards home for that (I go to school six hours away – he lives here with me.) It’s just a timing thing for us. But I think you could go ahead and move the wedding date up, just be prepared to set aside time for it in between studying and possibly working – otherwise I think you’ll get super stressed. I don’t know if this applies to you or not, but we decided to stay away from May because of all the college and high school graduations, but that’s unique to each family. Good luck!!
Post # 7
My Darling Husband and I had 7 months to plan our wedding – WITH me working on my Masters (more specifically, writing my thesis). I completed my semster part way through July and we got married on June 3.
The 7 months was honestly plenty of time for us! We would’ve done less, but it wasn’t really an option with my schooling.
I had friends who got engaged on NYE and got married in May — 5.5 months. And another couple who got engaged in April and married in September — 5 months. However, in those situations, they weren’t in school 🙂
With my school, we needed some extra time… But it honestly wasn’t bad at all! Busy at times, for sure – But very doable!