Post # 1
I just recently got engaged and am booking a late September wedding date. I hope I’m not crazy trying to do this in six months. It’s a semi-destination wedding to South Carolina. We will only have about 60-75 guests or so since it’s out of town.
Post # 3
I am also doing 6 months! I got engaged right before christmas and am doing a June 19th wedding! It is totally do-able, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! You’ll be busy, but the planning won’t drag on forever! I think the best thing about having a relatively short engagement like this is that you don’t have much time to get wrapped up in tiny details or drive yourself nuts with tons of options. I’ve just kind of been looking and when I find a vendor I like and the price is within budget, I book it. I’ve got venue, food, dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, invites, photographer and DJ all set. (Officiant is the one thing I don’t have that is worrying me!)
Also, ignore vendors who say things like “you’re getting married in September? OF THIS YEAR?!” like you just told them you have 2 heads. Almost every vendor I have talked to has had availibility on my date and I am moving right along in my planning. You’ll be fine!
Have fun and good luck!
Post # 4
I know someone who planned what ended up being a great wedding in a month! It is very doable and after a year of planning myself, I am somewhat envious of your situation. 🙂 Just remember to be flexible because some vendors might be booked. But you are still early enough out that things should be fine.
Post # 5
You can so do! Get on booking the venue and priest/officiant right away though! Everthing else should be easy in 6 months. Good luck!
Post # 6
My wedding is also in September (engaged end of Dec. 2009) and have already did most of the planning since the first quarter of 2010 is considered the “down time” at my work. It’s totally do-able!
Post # 7
I think it’s doable. I’ll be engaged for nine months, but really the only thing I did in the first three months was pick a venue. If that’s done, you’re good.
Post # 8
Nope! We’re doing it in 6 months and 3 days! It’s totally doable. Just be decisive and don’t revisit choices you’ve already made and you’ll be fine.
Post # 9
It’s probably better than having a super long engagement – no sense in revisiting old decisions and spending extra money b/c there’s too long to stew over your choices! I think your planning will be more exhilarating than daunting, since you can’t second guess things 🙂
Post # 10
I did mine in 5 months and 2 days. It was kind of stressful, but we made it work. I would say that orginization is key. Also get the big stuff done as early as possible (venue, officiant, caterer, photog, etc). Then the rest can fall into place. Good luck!
Post # 11
This is so encouraging to hear!!!! Thank you, Bees!
I’m still waiting and we’re planning for an October 16th wedding.
Good luck to all 🙂
@Melissabegins, you bring up a really good point.. no point in second guessing your decisions! I like that because I am always so indecisive. A short engagement is probably a good thing for me, haha
Post # 12
Ditto, got engaged on Valentines, and set the date for August 21st. We’ve booked a venue (as of last weekend), but other than that, not too much. We’re having a small ceremony though, and a pre-wedding party with friends beforehand, so hopefully there will be less planning to do…maybe?
Post # 13
I’m doing it in 6 mos, too — in NYC with a crazy low budget (for NYC) too. It can be done!! I just attended a great wedding here that was planed in three. So, not to worry.
Post # 14
I got engaged last July and am getting married this July. If I weren’t a teacher, I would have definitely planned the wedding sooner. I think a year of planning is a bit too dragged out.
Post # 15
Good luck! Have as many helpers as possible, we got married this past September, and we haven’t yet celebrated being engaged for a year (he proposed a year ago at the end of April). You can do it but be decisive and don’t be afraid to take help when it’s offered.
Post # 16
Ha! Engaged in March, wedding in July. Don’t worry, it’ll be fine!