(Closed) A wedding in 8 months

posted 4 years ago in DIY
  • poll: 8 months rushing it?
    Nope : (31 votes)
    82 %
    Yup : (7 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee

    You’d need to get a dress and venue and music ASAP 🙂 

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    the venue was the hardest part for me, if you can find a venue everything after that is pretty easy. It is definitely possible to plan it, but it’s finding vendors that are not already booked up that is challenging. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    juneberries:  There is not right or wrong amount of time to plan a wedding. If it’s comfortable for you, go for it! Personally, we’re taking a total of over a year and a half to plan the wedding. That was comfortable for us. I had another friend plan one in less than 6 months. You’ve already got all the big stuff down and done, so go for it!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I think it is doable, just based on what you mentioned. I think you can plan it in 8 months.

    I just recently went to a wedding that was planned in around 9 months. They had a church ceremony, a nice cocktail hour and a reception at a venue. Everything turned out great.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    You for sure can plan it in that length of time.  We did.  Any longer would have driven me insane.

    Post # 8
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    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    My cousin and a friend of mine planned a wedding in 4 months. both were beautiful!!

     

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Well I am about 8 months away and I have a venue and a photographer so I would say yeah its possible.  It better be because I haven’t really done anything yet!

    Post # 10
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    Newbee

    We got engaged last christmas, I found and ordered a dress in January, booked the venue in Feburary, married by Labor Day. It was beautiful and stressfree. Less time = less time to change your mind a million times and stress yourself out.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    I think that’s a good amount of time except maybe for venues but you have that figured out.  I got engaged in October, wedding planned for August 12, I couldn’t find any venue for a Saturday but its working out because its easier to get other vendors on a Friday too.  I wouldn’t want to spend any more time planning, I would drive myself crazy.  I’m loving discusing ideas with a good friend who planned her wedding in like 4 weeks and actually sent out invites, had about 140 people, catering, flowers, band, somewhat simple but hit most of the traditional things.

    Editing to add: I have dress ordered, but it arrives in March, lots of time, venue booked, catering, photographer and some decor and save the date/invite plans.  To do: bartenders, DJ, cake and little details closer to the day. 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  Scarlett11.
    Post # 12
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    Helper bee

    I planned my wedding in less than six months 😛 Did it feel rushed? Yes, but mostly because I procastinated a lot. I got engaged on NYE and didn’t set date until almost february, when we got our venue. Since I DIY some projects it also made me feel rushed! So if you’re doing any DIY projects either start now or avoid it. At least, that is my suggestion.

    The dress was actually the easy part. After a fiasco with my tailored dress, I decided to purchase one on David’s Bridal off the rack. It looked gorgeous and I love it so much!

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I planned my wedding in about 9 months- completely diy. I didn’t feel rushed at all, except for when people were pushing me to do things before I felt comfortable (like dress shopping, planning decorations/favors, etc). When I finally told them to back off, everything was great. I did have the advantage of not having to book a venue, though- my uncle offered us the use of his farm for whatever day we wanted. I bought my dress from Davids Bridal, and it came in in about 2 months. The only vendor we had was our photographer and we booked them 6 months beforehand (beautiful pictures from a lesser known company). It all turned out womderful.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Not at all. We had a 7-month engagement, planned from the other side of the country, and had a lot of DIY stuff. Any shorter might have been tough for me, and any longer I would’ve gone crazy. It was the perfect amount of time, and we didn’t have any trouble booking vendors (and we got married in the summer).

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Nope. We had a seven month engagement. Upscale restaurant reception in a private room. Ceremony in historic chapel. Bought a designer dress – get on that pronto. Mine took six months to get in! Amazing vendors, etc. I didn’t DIY much – just place cards and card box. I didn’t feel rushed at all. After the first two months everything stopped and nothing else could be done until a month before the wedding. 

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