Post # 1
Mine wants to propose in Feb-Mar. Just curious if any of you younger bees had to deal with still being in school (HATE SCHOOLWORK!) and planning a wedding/basking in the glory of just getting engaged. I always thought I would be getting engaged in May but now my BF has told me that he wants to bump it up to Feb-Mar since he wants to begin to start planning our lives together. I can certainly juggle things, but we won’t have a long engagement and I just would hate having to spend 1/4 of my time doing work 😛
Post # 3
@southernbelle381: DH proposed during my third year of college. We wed the summer after I graduated. Everything worked out fine for me!
Post # 4
@OnceUponATime: LOL Ok! Thanks for that. It gives me hope that it can be done 🙂 I just will have to focus and not let the grades suffer.
Post # 5
Nope! FH proposed after we had both finished undergrad (had been together for most of university), but now we are postgrad and still in school for a little bit longer. We will be married a few months before we are completely done with school.
Post # 6
I see a lot of Bees that are in college or university and their SO proposed.
Post # 7
I wias still finishing up college when DH proposed! But he was also 6 years older, out of college, and established.
As long as you guys are self-supporting, go for it!
Post # 8
SO plans on proposing sometime later this year before our senior year of college begins. We’ve been together over 4 years, are very independent, and plan on having a long engagement… so I can’t imagine why I would make him wait haha. 🙂
Post # 9
We got engaged my freshman year of college, actually! We had already been together 4 years and originally planned a lonnnnggg engagement (we were supposed to get married in June 2014 when I graduated). Well, soon after that he decided to join the Marines and we pushed the wedding way up so I got married over Christmas break of my sophomore year. It was hard to plan everything especially since I ended up planning the whole thing in 3 months (which I would NOT recommend), but I still managed to get A’s and B’s in everything even though I was planning a whole wedding and going to the hospital pretty much every single week for health problems.
So basically… yeah, you can totally manage it as long as you feel the time is right!
Post # 10
I got engaged 1 month after starting college (3 year program) and I am finishing this spring. I don’t regret FI proposing to me at all!
It was hard at first knowing that I had to wait until after graduation to get married but school kept me busy and off of thinking about a wedding. Our wedding is now 8.5 months away and I am thrilled!
Since my schedule has a number of spares (some 2 hours) I have a lot of flexibility of planning during the week and making calls, more than I would if I had to plan while working 9-5 all week!
Post # 11
My FI proposed during the spring semester of my junior year. We’re getting married right after I graduate this May. I plan on going to graduate school in the fall. My FI is in school as well.
I got a lot of the demanding work (visiting venues, buying my dress, meeting with the priest, etc) done during the summer. Now I’m just doing the small detail stuff, which I can do easily on the weekends. I’m planning on finishing up the big stuff over spring break. I’ve actually really enjoyed planning even with schoolwork, working, and applying to graduate school!
Post # 12
@southernbelle381: We got engaged while I was taking summer classes in grad school. We picked out my ring together, and I suggested he wait to propose until my semester was over, but he thought it was dumb to wait lol. We’re just having a long engagement so I could do some planning between semesters and the rest after I graduate.
Post # 13
Undergrad, definitely yes.
Post # 14
Yeah, mostly because I don’t need another excuse to procrastinate on school work. I’m in my last semester of a 5-year program, and this is the most difficult/busy semester by far. I definitely think I’d use wedding planning as a distraction from real life! I can wait until summer or fall when I’m out of school and have a job.
Post # 15
My husband and I were both in graduate school when he proposed. We got married a week before he graduated and 3 weeks before I graduated. I thought it was going to be INSANE finishing my masters, doing my first year of teaching, and planning a wedding. It was a little crazy, but I’m so happy I did it! Worked out perfectly.
Post # 16
FI proposed the day before a new semester started. We will both still be in school during the wedding. No biggie.