(Closed) Can it be pulled off in 6 weeks? (and an Intro)

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow. A month and a half to plan? With that many guests? Well, if you have friends/family to help…maybe…but what about a dress? They  take months to come in and then you need time for alterations. Unless you are wearing an unconventional gown?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The Kardashians did it with Khloe, so it can be done…you may have to change your vision from your dream wedding to your reality (unless of course you have their kind of money). 

You can probably find an off the rack dress that would need little to no alterations, so that can work.  I think you might be able to do it, just keep in mind it will be stressful!

Also tell friends and family ASAP so they can get their travel arrangements in order.

Good luck, keep us posted!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Of course it’s possible – but you would need to have completely different expectations vs. a wedding a year away.

Finding a florist, DJ, photographer, caterer, sending invites, getting a dress, attendant’s dresses etc. would be HUGELY difficult to do in that amount of time. However, if that stuff is not important to you  – you’re going to have a local grocery cater, do your own flowers, by a dress of the rack, do iPOD music etc., then yes, it’s possible.

However, if you have a guest list of 200-300 I would plan on many of them not being able to make it with that short of a time frame.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That is a large guest list, but I do believe anything is possible. I love when people challange themeselves…..so I say go for it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It would be a crazy 6 weeks, but I think you could do it. I agree with PPs saying you may not get everything you want with vendors being booked up, etc, but depending on where you live, that may not be a problem.

I would say it’s definitely possible, but be prepared to have your life totally consumed by planning for the full six weeks, especially if your guest list is that big.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think if you can find a florist who isn’t already booked for your date, you’ve got plenty of time. Also, you can always DIY the flowers and the centerpieces – that’s what I’m doing, wedding is in 6 weeks, and I haven’t even placed the flower order yet (I’m not very picky about the flowers, though).

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsLulu:I’m not sure hwo long it takes for them to actually put the flowers together but I know my florist says she orders the flowers 3 weeks in advance.  I’m guessing she gets them and puts them together in a few days.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@MrsLulu: wow, that’s quite a deal.

My florist ordered our flowers 2 weeks before the wedding. But we had been working with her since 4 months out to decide what we wanted, and we didn’t have anything complicated. I think they could do it in 6 weeks, it’s just whether or not you are able to find someone in your price range that is available.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsLulu: I would suggest talking to a florist instead of us. they all have different time frames. The florist I work with (I do wedding flowers on the side and order wholesale from her) needs at minimum a months notice just for a wholesale order (no arranging).

Also giving guests 5 weeks until the event it a little hectic because in all reality you will probably only have 3 weeks for them to respond since venues need 2 weeks to a month advance notice of the final head count.

It can be done, but for a wedding THAT large it will be hard and many people may not show.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are they doing favors, programs, invitations, the officiating, gifts for the wedding party/parents, etc? I still think it’s possible to do, but based on your second post, I think you may be underestimating what else comes up in wedding planning.

In theory, my venue is providing: catering, bar, ceremony space, all rentals and linens, servers, hotel rooms, an event coordinator, the cake and cake cutting, and I still have a TON to do on my own. I would just be mentally prepared for the details to be pretty time consuming. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Where there is a will there is a way. Just have your guest list ready for when he proposes and know what invites you want. Maybe order the invites ahead of time and start addressing…that way you can send them out ASAP. If the hotel can do it for you in 2 weeks and you are SURE that is where you want it, then just have everything lined up and ready to go, such as knowing what dress you want, etc. I think you can do it! Just don’t be dissapointed if not so many guests show up.

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