Post # 1
As I type this I can’t tell if I’m nervous, excited, or both. Whew! Allow me to explain:
My fiance is in the Air Force and we’ve been long distance for 2.5 years (I’m in NM and he’s in GA). Our original plan is to get married in February 2010 after he and his best man get back from their deployment. They’re deploying in the middle of August, but both my mom, his mom, and he want to be assured that I’ll be taken care of if, God forbide, something happens.
Both his family and my family aren’t keen on us eloping, so the only other option is for us to have our wedding a few days before he deploys, on Friday, August 7 (that Saturday is already booked). That’s just a little over 3 months away, so I"m going from having nine months to plan a wedding to only three! I know it can be done and both my FMIL and my mom have assured me their fine with this; I guess I’d just like to hear from other brides that this can be done.
Post # 3
It can definitely be done! You just have to compromise on a lot of things and keep your options open. Although I’m not a bride, my friend has planned her wedding in less than 4 months – and that includes all vendors/dress and even made her own invitations and favors!
WB is a great source so if you need any help- we’re all here! Congrats !!!!
Post # 4
I definitely didn’t do it, but I know others who have done it on even less time!
Good Luck, it is still going to be an amazing adventure!
Post # 5
you know we are here to help! Go for it! I have seen beautiful weddings planned in 3 months (twice!)
Post # 6
I agree, it can definitely be done and you will have to probably compromise on a lot of things. But at the end of the day you are getting married to the man you love.
And I agree w/your parents. He is getting deployed and god forbid if anything were to happen to him as his fiance you get NOTHING.
The Fi’s brother & SIL when they just got engaged had planned on having a big wedding and all. A month into it he found out he was getting deployed to Turkey for two years. The SIL is also in the Air Force so they decided to have a shot gun wedding, basically a extremely small church ceremony and a dinner with closest family. But it needed to be done or they would have been seperated for two years.
Post # 7
It can be done! A friend of mine planned her wedding in 3 months also and it turned out great. You can do it!
Post # 8
I totally think you can do it! Go for it!
Post # 9
You can do it with their help! Mrs. Pineapple planned a wedding in a week, so I am sure you can do a lovely one in 3 months. Its all about making a decision right away and moving to the next thing – vs. spending a month looking for the "right" pair of shoes or perfect florist etc…..if your perspective is that you want to be husband and wife before he deploys, then that all of a sudden becomes a lot more important that all the little details. I am sure it will be loevely!
Post # 10
just wanted to post an update that we’re keeping our original February date. I forgot to mention in my original post that my brother is also getting married, and if we had ours in August, he would be getting married two weeks before. That’s just way more stress than I need to put on my family and myself! I’m bummed because I really want to start my life with my love, but that will have to wait till February. Thanks for everyone’s support – I was totally ready to get the party started!
Post # 11
It can be done. A co-worker of mine planned her daughter’s in 3 WEEKS! They made a lot of compromises and did a lot of things differently than normal (e-invites). But it turned out to be a really beautiful wedding. You can do it and like others have said, you have a whole bunch of girls on here that will support you.