Post # 1
Well, I have quite a year ahead of me! First, I’m moving and starting physician assistant (PA) school again in January – notice I say “again”. I took a hiatus for a family emergency. With that, my FI graduates pharmacy school mid-May, and we’re getting married in June! It’s going to be a great and hectic, yet AWESOME year. Guess I love a challenge.
Anywho, anyone out there get married during PA school? I’d really love to hear about your experience.
FYI – this is not a poll of whether I should get married now or not. Support only, please! 😉
Post # 3
I’m not in PA school, but I’m in a DPT program! The DH’s working on his Ph.D. We got married a week after my summer session finals ended, which was crazy at the time, but everything worked out great! We went on our honeymoon right after, and it was absolutely wonderful!
Things will definitely get busy during the year, and if you can, it’d probably be best to do all your planning before you start school. However, if you’re like me, you’ll be tempted to do all sorts of wedding stuff during school, but just be wise with your time. 🙂
Yay! Good luck planning and good luck in school!
Post # 4
@sbbee15: DPT? Wanna help me study anatomy?! j/k….kinda! lol. Thanks for your feedback! I am on schedule to have everything done by December – at least that way I can have “limited” destractions. I also have a great coordinator and an awesome MOH to pick up where I cannot. Thanks for the luck. Same to you & yours!!
Post # 7
I am finishing PA school in 27 days! WOOHOOO…
I am not getting married DURING the program, but I planned almost the entire wedding during my clinical year. It’s been challanging, but I’ve tried to stay organized. I also decided on an “all inclusive” venue. Overall it was much easier deciding between the 3 vendors they offered vs. every photographer within 200 miles on the venue. I did bring in a few outside vendors just because i needed a videographer, photobooth, hair/make up etc.
I suggest, if you are planning without a wedding planner, get one of those check lists/wedding books, stay organized and set goals. Every month I would try to get something big done. When, I had a week off of school… I met with the caterer, cake poeple, DJ and florist. Dont get burned by things not being perfect either. I don’t LOVE LOVE LOVE my bridesmaids dresses, but honestly, I have bigger things to worry about. They work and the girls love them, so I didnt throw a fit.
We had 4 people in our class plan a wedding during PA school and get married during that time. I would just focus on school and little by little slowly get things done. It’s doable…
Post # 8
@cstarkwe: Congrats on finishing your program! I hope to soon be able to say the same words!! The best thing in my situation is that when I start in January, the wedding will be planned. It just has to be implemented on a weekend during the often dreaded summer session. I’ll also be planning showers & things during weekends & breaks during Spring semester. Just seeking encouragement from others who’ve done it successfully. Thanks!
Post # 9
im graduating PA school in 14 days, not that i planned a wedding throughout it but the first semester is the hardest (since your not use to the pace and study schedule). Then you get into a good strive. I say make sure everything is organized! Many people in my class got married during the first year and they were fine. Some even had babies! Although no wedding planning for me I was very active outside of school. I learned quickly to study on the road HAHA! All power to you and good luck on your adventure and studies! 🙂