short engagement…any regrets?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

SeaRhapsody:  Depending on what city you live in I say it’s doable. Venue’s can be found especilly if you do Friday wedding over a Saturday in the off season (cheaper too). The dress is tricky, you would have to buy off the rack …unless you go to Dabid’s bridal , they told me they can order in less then 3 months time, but it’s cutting it close since you will need alterations…in a short timeframe I would find a local dress maker and have one made, dressmakers can make a dress pretty fast once they get the material , unless they have many dresses to make which will be unlikely since most brides buy from stores. Keep the wedding straight forward and simple is probably your best bet, but you may be able to buy decor from brides that had weddings during the busy wedding season. 

Post # 3
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we had a 7 month engagement.  it was too long for me.  i could have done everything i needed in 4 months.  DH’s friend, an event planner, told us 4 months is all you need to plan an event.

i was not committed to any particular date or venue so we took what was available and liked.


Post # 4
744 posts
Busy bee

I wish we could have had an engagement that short!  But due to work obligations and family schedules, we’re having a 13-month engagement.  It definitely does not take that long to plan a wedding though, no matter what the wedding industry wants you to believe. 

As long as you can find a venue you like and don’t mind buying a dress off the rack (and for a beach wedding dress I think there’s lots of off the rack options), I would say go for it!

Post # 5
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ours was five months from the time we decided to get married to the wedding. It was a rush to get things put together but the wedding was beautiful. It’s totally doable.

Post # 7
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

I was engaged Oct 5th, married March 15th.  I don’t regret a thing.  Then again, I’m in the wedding industry and I’m pretty decisive so I had those things in my favor!  I just wanted to be living my husband! 🙂

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