(Closed) Can’t Plan Anything! Rushed Wedding, No Date Set!

posted 9 years ago in Military
Post # 3
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

YOu should definitely try to find a place, things tend to book up well in advance, especially in warm weather and depending on the location. So being able to have an idea of where it will be is a great start. You can also start looking for your vendors, again you are short on time so it will be diifficult to find someone with so little time. I say pick a date and then go on a mad hunt for the ring, cuz without a date you can’t book anything and your perfect place/vendor could be gone

Post # 4
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Get yourself a dress ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats!

Post # 5
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d say start with a dress, attendents, and talk to vendors.  Even if you don’t have a date set, you can at least know who is available when and who you like.

Post # 7
138 posts
Blushing bee

Congrats to you both! First thing you need to do is secure your venue(s) and you may be able to base your date on what they have available. If you post a new topic with an area (city/town/state) and the number of guest that you are having I am sure that you will get many suggestions here on the board.

Check the classifieds here if you can find an inexpensive planner in your area that may have good relationships with vendors this can save you time and money.

Warmest Planning Wishes


Post # 8
29 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was in the same situation, except we were engaged before he left for basic (he’s in the USAF too Smile). We didn’t set a date or anything til after we found out how long he was going to be in tech school.  Turns out he is going to be stationed overseas. So to get on his orders, we’re getting married at the court house when i visit him in school and then having a ceremony when he comes home after graduation. That way I can go with him.

I would look at dresses, rings, think about who you want to invite, colors, flowers, maybe even look at cakes. come up with a budget and look at venues.


Post # 9
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I was actually going to suggest what ashmarie89 did–could you maybe do a courthouse wedding to make it legal and then have a ceremony with the whole shebang later, so that you don’t have to rush and can have the wedding you really want?

Post # 10
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

Hi, Congratulations!

Usually I would say pick your venue first. But, what are the top things that will make it “classy and fun” for you?  How many people will you likely have?  Maybe have your list ready to go?  Would you pick a venue that has everything included? Or would you rather pick your decor theme/colors?   Definitely start dress shopping,  ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun!!

Post # 11
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is my life! My fiancé is in the air force and stationed out of the country we want to get married before he goes to his next base so Ican move with him. So once he gets his orders it’ll leave us at most 2 months to throw it all together I’m trying to plan ahead but I know it’s gonna be hard to find a venue at such short notice. How did it go for all of you? Any advice? 

Post # 12
11 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am currently starting to plan my reception since the hubby and I got married in court before he deployed. I haven’t confirmed this yet but I am pretty sure that if you talk to the venue you want and explain the situation most will at least give you your deposit back in full if you need to cancel because of his orders. I would pick a date that you think will work and plan away, making sure every venendor knows you may have to change and they are willing to work with that.

Post # 13
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know how the planning is going but I was going to suggest planning everything out a head of time and make a list of any possible venue which you could use. Once you have confirmed dates he has leave book one.

I would personally suggest trying to go for some less conventional even look into an outdoor wedding using a local park most are available and you could rent seating and covers from a party rental place.

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