Post # 1
Bee’s I just proposed to my Fiance. I just got tired of waiting for him. So I did it myself. I would like to have a late May early June wedding (memorial day spec.). And he wants to buy a house together next September.
Is it possible if to that/ I’ve been reading and it seems like it is. What would be the first few things I need to do?
We aren’t getting married in a church. I don’t care either way, he said he won’t. Only time he’s stepped into a church is his best friends funneral, and his mothers.
He’s not really into planning, Obviously, he’s got to do some, but most of it is me. And his mother before she passed, one of her final wishes was to have some sit down time with me. And she said her son wanted to marry me, and she wanted to plan a wedding before she died. So that’s what we did, we stayed up all night, drinking wine, and giggling and cutting out pictures from magazines.
I have almost no family, my father, my sister, and my dads girlfriends daughter. His family all lives close. So we’ve pretty much decided that we’d have it in his family’s hometown (We both grew up there).
So Bee’s am I crazy, or is this possible?
Post # 3
It’s absolutely possible. I have multiple friends who have planned formal weddings for 100+ in less than 6 months.
The first thing you have to do is find a venue. If you’re open to dates, as long as they fall within certain months, then that will probably be easier for you. After you have the date and venue set, move onto the other big stuff (photog, DJ/band, start looking for your dress, etc…). You’ll really have plenty of time.
ETA: The part about you and your FI’s mom planning the wedding made me tear up!
Post # 4
My wedding is next month and I will have planned ours in 9 months. It is totally doable! Just get your dress and Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses early, they take a while. Also, nail down your venues and photographer first, they go fast. I’m glad I didn’t take much longer than 9 months because it would have given me more time to buy things I didn’t need!!!
I think it is so great that you got to plan with his mom. I’m sorry she can’t be there for your big day but it is so special that you got to share those moments with her.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
It’s possible. one friend got engaged in late November and had a huge formal wedding in June. Another planned her small wedding in 3 months this past spring because she was tired of waiting for the “perfect” conditions for a wedding. She just wanted them to be married already. 9 months is is definitely within reason.
Post # 6
Just secure that you have a place to be married and celebrate and the officiant. To get invitations out you need the date place and times 😛
Sounds like your not booking a pre-existing venue,which gets tricky with availability and pricing- so you should be good to just start planning.
Post # 7
@UpstateCait: I haven’t told him about it yet. And I think I’m going to wait until after. She wanted us to get married before. We’ve been together 7 years now. So it’s been in my mind for a while. I was 14 when my mom passed so last thought on my mind then. More so since hers was a year ago.
@yellowlace: she had 2 boys. And I nabbed her oldest. She kept telling me she wanted a little girl. So, I feel like if we have kids.. and it’s a girl, we’ll have to name her after her in some way.
I’ve kind of nixed outside wedding, because I fell inlove with BIG poofy dresses.. and those suckers are HOT. Really. I fell in love with the AA Planitnum Cinderella… I was in love with Belle but it chopped me off. I want to go try it on again.
He’s not really into a wedding, but he knows both grandma’s would be upset as they all have boys.. and his dads side doesn’t seem likely to get married any time… ever. And at Christmas they made the comment that when we get married they’re going to be all in it. Which won’t happen actually. They’ll see that.
Post # 8
We planned our wedding in 10 months but we also had multiple months of down-time in the middle so, IMO, 9 months is totally doable!
Post # 9
Definitely possible – find a venue with an open date first and work from there.
Post # 10
Very possible. Check your venues before you pick a date though, not the other way around, and base the date off the venues you want. Some friends of mine are planning a huge wedding, which will be in a few weeks from now, in under 5 months. Sounds like everything’s going smoothly for them so far!