(Closed) Anyone else working towards a degree and wedding planning?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m in the same boat. I just started a 19 credit honors semester so I’m basically ignoring my wedding until January.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@miss.nicole: Yes!  ๐Ÿ™  lol  I’m trying to finish two undergrad degrees and get married at the same time.  It is tough.  Luckily I’ve had a while to plan, so it’s not as bad as it could be.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yep!  Last year of my masters program with 2 clinicals and a thesis to go – I finish in mid August, and the wedding is September 15th.  Somehow we’ll manage!!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just finished my graduate program in August, but we got engaged in April, so I shared a few months of the student + bride-to-be mayhem! It was definitely hard and quite stressful at times. Personally, I used the wedding as a happy distraction. When I got overwhelmed with homework and tests and clinicals, I took a break to look at flowers or dresses.

My fiance is still in his graduate business program, and will be finishing up right before our wedding next May. I know it can be crazy, just try to have fun!

P.S. It sounds like you have a sweet FI if he would zip tie your bra together for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yes!!! But I am just taking a light course load for now (2 classes) and working part time, so it makes things a lot less stressful for me.  Though I am going to have to add another year onto my schooling because of this ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am. It’s definitely not fun. I feel ridiculously stressed right now and that I’m juggling way too many things at once. I mean, people make a living as wedding planners…but I’m doing it while in law school, which is in itself a full time deal. I will be VERY happy once we’re actually hitched and I’m done making lists and schedules, etc.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Not this time.  However, my first wedding occurred when I was not only in law school, but working 40 hours a week as well.  I made it through with some combination of a) telling my FI he was going to have to be in charge of half of it, b) acceptin any other help that was offered, and c) keepin things very simple.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Just finished my wedding a couple of weeks ago and I’m working towards a Ph.D. Not easy, especially when the day gets close, to keep from being distracted.  Make sure you plan ahead and let everyone at school who might be waiting on things know when you’re getting married.  Most of my profs were very understanding.  Also, anytime you start to get super-stressed, tell people! I had family and the FI taking things off my shoulders left and right if I just told them what I wanted and that I didn’t have time.  Especially if you are feeling the budget pinch, it’s great to have people that care about you pitch in on small stuff that can really start to add up.  I wish I’d actually done this more in retrospect because a lot of the time it was just fun to see what they came up with and it really made them feel involved the day of.

 

Hang in there!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Me! I’m in the middle of getting my PhD. Wedding planning from a distance and in the middle of my thesis is not very easy! I probably have about two years left though, and now that I’m done taking classes and am only doing research (plus getting a stipend for it), this probably is a good thing. What other job would let me just take lots of 3 day weekends to PA so I can get things done? And I plan on taking basically a month off before the wedding and for the honeymoon, and my advisor is pretty cool with that (I mean, as long as I get stuff done in the lab, haha, so I will have to work extra hard when I am there!)

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m all done with everything now.  But for the year or so we were engaged, I was working my full time job and taking two night classes toward my Masters.  I finished the degree in May and got married in July.  Now that its all over and I’m just working, I feel like I have so much freee time not doing school work or wedding planning… its GREAT!!!  How to survive?  One day at a time.  Making short term goals and keeping realistic timelines/plans.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@miss.nicole:  Yes! Law school.  I couldn’t go anywhere without a bra!!!  I’d have to wear like 4 shirts.  I am planning an OOT wedding but the venue I chose makes it easier for me because it’s a hotel that handles pretty much everything: food, alcohol, set up, take down.  His family members are going to do photography and cake.  So I’m not having to meet with vendors all the time.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m starting my first year of an intense MBA program and my fiancee is in year 2 of an intense PhD program in Physics–what the hell were we thinking?

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

FI and I are both in the middle of getting our MDs. And on top of it, we’re planning from out of town. It’s been hectic for sure.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m a fulltime online graphic design student and I work two jobs so my work hours are 60+ a week. I don’t get out much at night. Hoping to cut one job by January, which will give me more time to plan for the last 6 months.

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