Post # 16
I say go for it! I am planning a wedding for over 100 in 4 months and it is SO do-able! Plus, getting engaged is is about getting married more then just having a wedding, 7 month is plenty of time I promise:)
Post # 17
Go for August 2012! I officially started planning my April 2012 wedding in Feb 2011, and I can’t tell you how many times I wish we’d picked a closer date. You totally have enough time. Who says you have to wait for the engagement to “officially” begin before you start shopping and placing deposits?
Post # 18
I say go for August 2012!
I too am detail oriented, and if you’re anything like me and most other detail oriented people I know, you not only want things done properly, but you want them done yesterday. I bet you’ve also thought a lot about what you want and don’t want and have some ideas in the works already. For me, once planning started, it all kind of snowballed and things got done fast.
You can start making informal calls on availability of venues, find out what your options are, and do some pricing right now (if you haven’t already). That way, you can jump right in and get a move on once the ring is on your finger! That’s what I did, and just having a short list of venues in mind helped us find the right one and book it within a week of being engaged. (We only have a 10 month engagement!)
Ultimately, details are important, but what’s going to be more important to Fiance and your families…that the day was meaningful and able to be shared with all that you love (mental faculties intact), or that your centerpieces matched the banquet hall’s carpet perfectly?
Post # 19
I say go for it! I think that there is plenty of time to plan a gorgeous, intimate affair. Given the situation, I think it is best to have it this year so his father can really enjoy himself and remember his son’s wedding.
Post # 20
You’ll do fine! If you need extra help, hire a planner!
In the end, what’s important is being able to share that special moment with your loved ones, and it will be memorable whether it be sooner or later.
Post # 21
I say go for august! Just because you’re not ‘officially’ engaged doesn’t mean you can’t start planning, especially if you know the date.
Post # 22
I agree with everyone else! Start planning away! It will give you 10 months of time to organize and perfect, and SO won’t have to worry about his father “missing” the wedding. I definitely think you should go that route.
Post # 23
I know how you feel. My father has dementia and has had it for 12 years now. His in a nursing home and he’s pretty far gone. Sleeps all day, doesn’t eat completely, doesn’t talk, can only eat liquid foods. Just keep in mind that with diseases like this, their length of loss varies with each individual. My father was not supposed to live as long as he has with dementia. Depending on the individual 1 year can do a lot to them and they can suffer more memory lose and decline or one year can be like nothing at all and they are steady. It’s unpredictible. Regardless if you feel this is the choice for you then go for it.
I think it is definately doable to plan a wedding now for August 2012 as long as you start ASAP.
Post # 24
I would take the opportunity to wed sooner rather than later, 10 months is enough (and ideal as you won’t be idle at all) to plan your big day 🙂