Post # 1
I can’t believe that today my wedding is only 10months away!! Time Flies!
It is a little bit scary and sometimes I worry I won’t have evrything organised in time but I really don’t want to push the date back!
My Fiance keeps giving me the whole “it will be fine” speil…
Has anyone else not been ready in time, I am just stressing because I am doing alot of it myself like making invites, place cards, favors, gifts, shoes the list goes on….
I know 10months is still a while away but no one in my family from my generation has been married I am the first I have noooo idea when I have to have things done by! Does anyone have any rough guidelines at all???
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Ditto the detailed outline. Figure out how much free time you reasonably have each night and weekends. Make sure to leave room for holidays, family functions, etc. and start filling the time with projects. When estimating the time a given project will take, try to be realistic. The number of times I’ve said “I’ll bust that out in 30 minutes” and spent three hours on something… well, let’s just say it happens alot. Invitations, for example, can take A LOT of time. Get a head start on them, for sure!
Also, use Etsy/Classifieds/Ebay to your advantage. If you can buy something on the cheap, it might be a better use of your time/money than making it. I’m a DIY queen myself, but I have had to put aside the glue gun on certain projects and just realize that the only way for it to get done is to have someone else do it. And there’s nothing wrong with that!
Post # 5
You have lots of time. My entire engagement is 11 months and I can tell you, it’s possible 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
My engagement is exactly 6 months, and it was plenty of time. I didn’t go overboard on the DIYs, which helped a lot with my stress level. If we’d had more time, I would have done more projects. Just prioritize them, and it’ll be fine. 🙂
Post # 7
Just breathe 🙂 You will be fine. My whole engagement is only 8 months long. You have plenty of time! But it’s totally normal to feel worried about getting everything done. I used the to-do list on weddingwire, and just slowly went through everything I needed done. Just do one thing at a time and you will keep your sanity! 🙂
Post # 8
Fiance and I have been engaged since Christmas 2011. We were originally planning to get married April 2013 in a town 2 hrs away from here but then in May we decided to move the wedding up to this November and have the wedding in our hometown. That left us with 7 months to plan a wedding! Honestly, it’s not that bad. We are only behind by 5 checkpoints (I peeped at the list!) but it’s not to die over! I understand it feels overwhelming but when the ball finally gets to rolling you will be sitting there like time isn’t moving fast enough! Set dates on your calendar. What I do is write what needs to be done by the end of the month and then plan to schedule appointments within that time. Just breathe and take it month by month.
Post # 9
I planned mine in 3 months and have been antsy the last two waiting for the day to arrive. You have time! And I am pretty detail-oriented…we have a lot of DIY and special stuff planned for the wedding. I even wrote a song and did a big production which will be a surprise for my Fiance.
You can do it!
Post # 10
breatthhhee!!! you can do it!
my engagement was six months long and I planned my wedding (not including waiting time) in a week.
*waves pompoms* YOU CAN DO IT!!! Just keep calm!
Post # 11
you have lots of time. the key is to be focused, organized and don’t stress out. just stay on track with the monthly planner and it will all fall into place.
this is a great wedding organizer template. it breaks everything down for you.
i planned our entire wedding in less than 6 months from out of the country. i did my own invites, menus, etc…a lot of diy projects too.
Post # 12
You can do it! Just make sure you breathe along the way. And, when it gets overwhelming, that’s what we are all here for on weddingbee! 😀
Post # 13
One of my good friends just pulled off a BEAUTIFUL wedding after a five-month engagement… You can do it!
Post # 14
Please do not buy into those silly timelines. They’re just marketing ploys designed to stress you out and buy more stuff/services for your wedding.
Post # 15
I think 10 months is a good amount of time 🙂 I’m getting married in like 2 months (and I’m STILL not done on everything eek) so I guess to me 10 months seems like aaaaaages lol but seriously, I really do think it’s plenty of time to sort everything. You’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 16
The wedding websites (the knot, weddingwire, etc) give fantastic timelines for when you should have things booked by. First of all, find your venue, if you haven’t already. After that, everything else will fall into place, because you have a date!
Plus, all you need for a wedding is the license and an officiant…so you’ll be fine regardless! 🙂