(Closed) Am I crazy? Just engaged and planning a fall wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
24 posts

@Tishfish:  it really depends on how big of a wedding you want. If it will be fairly small, I don’t think it’s impossible! Just dress shop in about a month or two 

Post # 4
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Tishfish:  Not crazy at all!  A friend was engaed last March, and planned her wedding for the following October.  You can do it, but start looking for that dress ASAP!

Post # 6
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

I hope not! We got engaged at Christmas and are planning our wedding for June 21st!

Post # 7
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

@Tishfish: I got married  at the Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park. It is right on the water and holds 200-300 people, but is also perfect for a smaller wedding (I had 50 people)


Post # 8
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Tishfish:  9 months is plenty of time. There are brides out there that just got engaged and they are planning a June/July wedding!

Post # 9
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s totally doable. We got engaged in November and got married in June wtih an exactly 7 month engagement. I also planned it from 5 hours away. 

Post # 10
1117 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a friend get engaged in March and have a fairly large wedding that November, and I got engaged March 19 and married August 3 last year! Just be prepared to look at some non-traditional venues, its totally doable!

Post # 11
907 posts
Busy bee

@Tishfish:  Umm i only have like a couple months until my wedding and I STILL dont have all my vendor contracts LOL…

U can def do it in 8 months, I am finishing everything up now..

Just breathe and dont let the wedding pressure freak you out…

People put way too much into weddings, its one day and its gonna go by so fast…so fast..

Make a day of DREAM schedule from when you are getting your hair done to the end of your exit after the wedding, hour by hour and u will see how fast the day will go 

It really helps put everything in perspective:)

Post # 13
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I know a couple who got engaged in Feb and married (on the other side of the country) in October.

Post # 14
935 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Tishfish:  You picked Fall – the busiest wedding season and you’re going to have it in a bigger city.  Haha – you’re not crazy but you’d be better off with a winter wedding in January or February if you’re concerned with vendor availability.

It can be done but know that Fall is when the majority of weddings take place, where everyone wants something a bit unique.  It can be done but it could get complicated.  Just be creative!

Post # 15
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn


You can definitely do it! I got married in southen CT and lived in Boston and London for part of my wedding planning time. You’ll just have to do a lot of correspondence by email and meet people before you leave for Chicago (or book trips back and see a bunch of vendors at once). The only time it was a pain for me was in scheduling my dress fittings (thankfully the salon was flexible with me!).

Have you looked at the Society Room in Hartford? I had a friend get married there a couple years ago and it was beautiful. Sorry I’m not familiar with other sites near where you’re looking.

Post # 16
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Tishfish:  absolutely doable. more than doable! the whole wedding industrial complex makes us think we need 18 month long engagements i dunno why, so we buy more crap while we wait? before i got engaged i thought 9 months would be the perfect length for an engagement. anyway, we originally planned our wedding for december, and in one day my dad (bless him) was able to call all our vendors and get them to switch our deposits to a september saturday instead when we found out there was a new opening at our church. this was like 2-3 weeks ago. the photographer & dj (who we had in mind, but hadnt yet booked for the original date) were not available for the september date, but we have since booked really highly rated people for both of those vendors. 

i’m not from connecticut but since i am procrastinating studying, i googled:







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