Grad school and wedding date woes

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Zesty:  I attended a wedding a few years ago during October. The bride was one of my classmates from my PhD program. The groom was also enrolled in classes at the time. The wedding was actually about a 6-hour drive away from the town where we all went to school. It worked out just fine! They took the Thursday-Monday for the wedding and festivities and went right back to class. Their honeymoon was the following summer.

Likewise, I was MOH in a wedding where the bride was enrolled in an MA program. It was during October, as well. They actually just took Thursday-Sunday for the wedding festivities (which were about 3 hours from where they lived). They took their honeymoon over spring break, months later.

So, yes, a school-year wedding is doable. It’s not a walk in the park, in terms of stress, but both of those ladies are pleased that they chose the date they wanted, regardless of the school schedule.

Post # 4
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Zesty:  I am in graduated school and our date was chosen so we could take the honeymoon over spring break! I think it is doable! Also the deals for a March wedding are fabulous 

Post # 5
19 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

I work full time and am in grad school part time. We just got engaged and are planning a summer 2015 wedding. I am planning for August as that is the summer break and I am hoping fingers crossed that I will finish my program in July. I am scheduled to finish in Decemeber 2015 but if the courses are offered I can double up over the next year and hopefully finish in July, get married in August, honeymoon and then enjoy married life! If that doesn’t work with the course offerings then at least with an August wedding I’ll avoid school at the time.

I honestly think you can do both and it will be stressful but can be done! I think planning and being in school will be tougher then the actual wedding aspect which is why we are doing a long engagement. 

Post # 7
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

A date is a date is a date. It’s special because it’s your wedding day – doesn’t have to be the dating anniversary. Do it on a date when you can enjoy it the most!!

Post # 8
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We got married over a long weekend and went back to work the following Tuesday.  Our honeymoon was a few months later and it was nice to have some time to settle in together before the trip.  We would have slept through half of it if it was right after the wedding!

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