Post # 1
First here is what we have DONE:
- WEDDING DRESS PURCHASED
- cermony site selected
- reception site selected
- catering selected & menu decided on
- color scheme/theme
Also we can have pretty much any day we want through our venue.
Ok here are the options…..
June 16…yes june! It’s really soon. It is the best time in relation to other responsibilities in our lives. this is our high stakes option. it’s the gamble, great reasons to have it then, but the stakes seem high trying to pull it together so quickly.
For example, we currently live together with a roommate, our lease ends the first week in August. A June wedding would make it easy and give us time to not be moving right at the time of our wedding. (As our other option is August 4th)
Additionally I am a teacher, the school year ends at the very beginning of June, this would give me the whole summer to just enjoy newlyweddedness find us a new place to live and get our home set up.
Also two of my prefered bridesmaids live and attend school out of state and will most likely be able to attend if we hold it in June.
and my parents who are paying the bill are really pushing for June. But they expect me to do all the work, they are literally just giving me money and saying make it happen.
So several pros,
its soo soon, we don’t have that much done! Guest list isnt even finalized! Really the cons all relate to the fact that it is so soon!
So all the funny time issues with August come into play. Like our lease, and school starting for me. Buut, more time to plan. Also my parents don’t want it to be August 4th because a family friends grandson is getting married that day, and so naturally they won’t be able to attend? I mean really? this is our semi sensible option. there are a lot of inconveniences associated with having it on this date, but, I won’t be pulling my hair out.
Post # 3
ok people voted but didn’t give me any thoughts!!
Is it possible to pull it all off that soon? I don’t want it to look thrown together!
Post # 4
I’m a nut and I think you can pull it together for June. This is so exciting!
If you aren’t going to be crazy at work wrapping up the school year then I think June makes the most sense. Those last three weeks will be intense.
What do you have to do? You need entertainment, flowers, guestlist ( less time to make it means less time for people to add to it), invitations. You can totally pull this off.
Is it crazy that I’m so excited about this???
Do you get the February break? Excellent time for planning. Spring break = more planning
There just seems to be so much going on in August that’s going to make it stressful.
I vote june!
Post # 5
I think you can pull it off between now and June. I think there are too many pros not to push yourself a little.
I’d make a list of what is REALLY important to you (of what’s left to do) and focus on those things. All the other details don’t really matter, IMO…. 🙂
Post # 6
lol i love your enthusiasm!
Thanks for the feedback!
Post # 8
I pulled together a June wedding starting the planning in March. It was tough but we did it! Of course…it was the wrong man. But the wedding date had nothing to do with that.
If your parents have the money, can you ask for an extra 1k to hire a wedding planner to make it happen in June? He or she can really help you put together a seemless wedding in a short amount of time.
Post # 9
You have all of that already done and you’re worried about a 6 month time frame? You’re set. We did absolutley everything in 5 months and I felt like we could have done it a month sooner.
Go for June, it’ll be worth it.
Post # 10
My wedding is in March and the engagement was in September. It can be done! Definitely stressful, but I wouldn’t wanna wait if I were you.
Post # 11
I’m getting married before you on May 27th. I have:
- Wedding dress bought
- Bridesmaid dresses bought
- Ceremony site
- Reception site
- Officiant we might still change
- DIY invitations almost done
- My shoes bought (today!)
As of two weeks ago, we didn’t have a guest list finalized either, and we still don’t have a photographer or DJ! It’s totally doable….you just might need to prioritize your DIY projects and not do exhaustive searches on things like DJs. Word to the wise though: buy pre-made invitations, DIY was more time consuming than I (a crafty-person) expected.
Post # 12
So, my dress might not be in until may? Is that going to be a problem? They said that is the latest but still. I’m so excited but nervous!
I think everyone we know is going to think we are insane if we go with June 16! LOL we have been telling everyone August or October, but we completely ruled october out as of yesterday!
Also for all you speedy planners did you/are you sending out save the dates?
Post # 13
@ames12708: I didn’t send out Save-The-Date Cards, but we told via word of mouth most of the friends we wanted to make sure would come. We’re also planning on sending out invites early (2/14). My dress was also ordered to come in 2/15 but came in a week or so ago. Just bought the shoes so I could go get fitted.
Post # 14
@ames12708: you have so much already decided. the only thing that usually takes time is the dress and that’s done. bm dresses can be quick from david’s bridal. book the large vendors now then you only have the small details to look after over the next few months. planning really doesn’t take that much time if you know what you want, you’re focused and all of the vendors are available.
bride’s that have a lot of time to plan, just end up changing their minds on so many little details that it drives them crazy. you won’t have that problem. you have the luxury of making a final decision and sticking to it.
Post # 15
@ames12708: btw i voted for june
and you can just email you std’s, if you send any at all.
Post # 16
It sounds like you basically have your wedding already picked out and you’ve done most of the heavy lifting. I think you can pull it off!