Post # 1
Has anyone else significantly moved up their date (or thought about it) without the planning becoming too hectic or overwhelming?
My partner & I are/were planning a summer 2011 wedding, but lately (okay, not lately for a long time) I have been getting antsy. We picked a summer date to accomodate out of town friends and family who would find it easier to travel during the summer months, but I’ve kind of always wanted a fall wedding (as autumn is my fav season).
I know to move it to autumn 2010 would be a HUGE leap, and would certainly cut back on time, but in the same breath I’ve never been ‘that girl’ who dreamed of the dress, the flowers, the huge party, the dancing etc etc.. I just want to be married to my partner. And frankly, my partner is only really concerned with the marriage, not the wedding.
So anyone out there who has done this/is doing it? What were the biggest challenges (time wise etc)? Any regrets?
Post # 3
As things got hectic I did think about this. I just wanted to be married more than have the wedding. But just ask yourself, the two of you have the rest of your lifes being married months sooner isn’t going to change anything, but would regret never having your dream wedding?
Post # 4
Same situation here. We were planning June of ’11, but the whole wedding was turning into a huge production, so we moved it to Thanksgiving weekend of ’10. The future in laws were a little disappointed in the new date, but they are over it now. It actually works better for friends and family since everyone has the weekend off. The weather might not be super nice, but our venue is indoors anyways.
I am also not a girl who wants a big wedding, and its coming together nicely. You just have to be on the ball with ordering stuff since dresses and invites take a while. We’re trying to keep the wedding to 150, and I’m not too concerned about a lot of the details, neither is the groom, which is why this is easy to plan in 4 months. I feel like venues, caterers, djs, photographers, etc are less busy in the fall/winter, so its easier to book them than in the summer time (plus, sometimes you get an off-season discount, which is nice). The new date works out better for us, and we had only settled on the old date for 3 weeks before changing it. Do whatever feels right. To me, weddings are just big parties, I would have been happy doing it at city hall. I just can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with my man 🙂
Post # 5
As my wedding gets closer I wish we could push it back! There is so much to do and so little time.
Post # 6
I thought about doing this but although I’m also not one to dream of my wedding. I can’t imagine not having what we’ve been planning its so ‘us’ and anything you plan this quick won’t quite be the same or so those were my thoughts.
I’m also a June 2011 bride and I’ve been engaged since Valentines day 2009 thats an 846 day engagement =)
Post # 7
That’s the thing, I’ve never really had an idea of a ‘dream wedding’ I could get married in jeans for all I care (I can hear the gasps now..lol) I think the only possible hang up/regret (or biggest one) would be certain friends not being present. My partner & I have been together for nearly a decade, live together as a married couple (aside from legality)– so a wedding wouldn’t change much at all. A big celebratory love fest is nice, always, but it’s not going to change anything or make it any more/less special (for me).
This sounds a lot like what we have been dealing with (the huge production part). Thanks for the tips!
Post # 8
We thought about it…just going to JOP and having a huge bbq party at a park afterwards…but we actually pushed ours back! our original date was for May 23, 2009…sent out STD’s and everything…but we ended up having it in Sept because we ended up wanting a big wedding…