Post # 17
From what my Fiance has told me, Mormons tend to have VERY short engagements. Similar to what you’re wanting.
Talk to local florists and see what THEY say. Everyone is different.
For favors, you could do little baggies of candy with a tag. Quick, easy, and yummy.
As for the guests, it would depend on their employer. Some places require a year’s notice (yes, seriously), others require months’ notice. Others, you can give a moment’s notice. It all depends on the employer.
It CAN be done if you do a lot of calling. And hopefully you won’t go crazy planning it within six weeks. 😉
Post # 18
It is possible but it wont be the same as a wedding that was planned in a year.
Post # 19
- Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens
Why does it need to be planned in 6 weeks?
Post # 20
I sincerely am praying you have an amazing support system for this endeavor. You absolutely will need them to devote major time and energy to your wedding. It can be done but I wouldn’t recommend it. The period after you become engaged should be a happy time. A time of celebrating and basking in your love for one another. You are planning to add huge stressors to this time. Many couples almost breakup during the wedding planning process and they are planning theirs a year out. Weddings can be super stressful. If you are going to do this make sure that you both view this as a season. (It will pass.) Also make sure you make time just for fun. Also be prepared for family drama. It happens too often. Good Luck!
Post # 21
It doesn’t have to be planned in 6 weeks. However, based on our schedules, if we continue with our desire for a short engagement (for a variety of reasons) we were considering a wedding date 6 weeks (plus or minus a week) from the date of engagement.
If it’s not possible, or too stressful…then it doesn’t have to happen. My sketched out plan seemed like it would be feasible. But things can be very different from paper to application, including wedding planning.
I appreciate the input from everyone. 🙂
Post # 22
My friend did the 4 week thing. They were just going to go to the courthouse, but her family wanted to throw a party, so they did. That said, there was a fair bit of work done by her mom and her brother’s girlfriend, but they did the whole thing themselves, save for the catering. We (guests) were blown away at all of the details that they got in there! If your venue is covering that stuff and you don’t care about the other stuff, it’s aces. There is no rule that you have to have bridesmaids, or have them in dresses you picked, or give them lavish things, etc etc etc etc.
One thing that may prove a challenge for you, if you’re going the traditional invite route, is to amass all of those addresses. I would recommend you start, if you haven’t already.
I didn’t do floral centerpieces, but due to several complications, I just ordered my flowers for next weekend, today.
Post # 23
OH, gathering addresses is a VERY good point/idea!!! Thank you.
Post # 24
As someone who is just over 7 weeks from my wedding, I literally just mailed a florist deposit yesterday. And the couple of florists I met with briefly felt we had plenty of time, and it wasn’t overly last at all.
Also, flowers were my least concern, since that has the easiest backup plan. I figured if I completely failed, I could always run to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and grab whatever they had that looked fresh that day, tie a ribbon around some for a bouquet, stuff some in vases, and voila, centerpieces.
I’d be more concerned with having an invitation plan. Invitations for that many at the last minute, they will need to go out immediately.