Have any of you planned a wedding in 6 months or less?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I did it in 4.5 months! My family definitely felt like we were rushing into it, but Idisagreed with them and I still do. I didn’t start planning the wedding until I had a ring and an official proposal, but we had the date picked and ideas in our heads about 10 months before it.

I’m not really sure what you’re looking for when yu say to tell you what I did. I… contacted the manager of the veue, booked it, contacted everyone else and booked them… the same thing as with any othr wedding, I just had a shorter time to do it in. I did buy my dress 2 days after getting engaged!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MangoLover4Life:  Ah that makes mor sense! We had a full ceremony and reception (100 people), at a little summer camp a couple of hours from us. Its not a traditional wedding venue, so we knew it would be open and we didn’t have to worry about it being booked up. I also have friends and family that either are, or should be professionals for pretty much every aspect of a wedding, so that helped a lot. Its completely doable, yu just have to really stay n top f everything and start as son as you can!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes.  You have to prioritise carefully but it’s doable.

First thing – sit down and discuss what type of wedding you want – intimate, big, formal, informal and whimsical, traditional, etc.

Once we had that sorted, the next big thing for me was getting the venue because you can’t send invites without it.

We then started creating our website and invites, and sorting out accomodations for guests so that we would be able to give them as much info as possible all at once.

Then in order we got:

Photographer

Cake

DJ’s

Flowers

Guest book (that was so last minute for me)

While we were sorting out the above we were also sorting out day after lunch and night before drinks.  No wedding party so no need for us to have a rehearsal.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That super close to my anniversary! I was planning on going to a bridal shop that sells mostly off the rack since I didn’t have a lot of time. But I decided for fun to go to a store that mainly carries grad dresses (I didn’t need an appointment for it) and I ended up falling in love with a dress! I wasn’t very picky about veils, and when they brought out a fingertip length one with some beading I was happy with how it looked. I never even thought about going to a bridal shop for my shoes, I just bought some cute ones from the mall. With 6 months you can probably still order a dress to be made from a bridal shop, though you might have to put a rush on it.

Post # 12
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856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We got engaged in January and were married last July (2013). our wedding was perfect 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@MangoLover4Life:  My wedding is going to only be 20 ppl (including FI and I). I basically pulled everything off in 3 months. I literally booked my venue 3 days ago, and I’m getting married in 3 weeks hahah!

Anyways, we are arriving at a castle at 1:30 and then will be shuttled up to the castle for the ceremony to begin at 2pm. We are each having 3 people stand up with us and then the rest is immediate family. At 3pm they are serving a sit down 5 course meal and there will be an open bar. The actual restaurant inside the castle opens at 5pm, so we have a good 3 hours of it entirely to ourselves.

I found my photographer by making a want ad on craigslist.

I bought basically everything online. I found BM dresses for $20! I’m having a brooch bouquet. My officiant is a dear friend from work/school.

Here are some pics of my venue

 

^Chairs will be removed and set up around this area and this is where we’ll stand for the ceremony.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It was a small wedding becausonmy famil is huge (seriously huge) and Ididnt want everyone there. We had 30 of the most important people to us.

We didnt already have the money saved and it he wedding we had wasn’t what Id grown up planning but turned out beautifully after many theme changes from me.

I went dress shopping locally with my MIl bc my mom and sisters couldn’t come on such short notice. My sisters were BMs a and helped me settle on a theme and colors. They also helped me pick the menu. Publix’s bakery made our cakes, my sisters and I did the flowers the night before the wedding, and got the favors in order.

We also had several events the weekend of the wedding that my mom and sisters helped finalize things for.

 

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