Post # 1
I’m freaking out. Can you tell? My wedding date just got moved up by three months, and I now have three months to plan my wedding – one month of which I’ll be overseas. Agh!!!
From September 18 to June 26… My whole theme has to change, now that it’s a summer not a fall wedding, so I’m really starting from scratch.
Did anyone plan their wedding in three months, and how the heck do I go about getting everything done in time?!
I’m planning for a somewhat Moroccan vibe, without becoming too “theme-ey”. Plum as the main color, with touches of other jewel tones (burnt orange, crimson, and fuchia) and gold.
I don’t have a dress, I haven’t booked a venue… and I’m leaving for Turkey on April 19 for a month. I really have to get almost everything gone before I leave. Help?!
Post # 3
i planned mine in 5 – but took a month off because i got super overwhelmed! BUT it can be done – start with the big things – venue venue venue – then move on to dress and things that you wont be able to accomplish while you are overseas i would use march thought to get all your vendors booked and start looking for that dream dress 🙂 little projects like centerpieces can be put off till coming home -. Maybe the month overseas will be a good idea gathering time and when you get back you can jump in and start working on the smaller details – just be thinking about it! good luck!
Post # 4
Can I ask why the date changed? Or how solid it is?
I only ask because 1) you seem really stressed out by the timing, and 2) I know our date wasn’t really firm until we had a venue booked.
Post # 5
It was changed for two reasons.
1. Our families. They both live in Europe, and their plans are not very flexible. We really want them to be there and this was literally the ONLY available date.
2. We are trying to get a job with a humanitarian agency overseas that is only available to couples that have been married a minimum of one year. So we needed to get married as soon as possible. And I can’t get married until June because I am still getting some education benefits from my parents organization that only apply as long as I am unmarried.
Post # 6
@gypsybride: How big of a wedding are you planning? Does it need to be a formal affair, or would you consider a court house wedding or a quick elopement?
Less formal = less planning, generally.
ETA: The biggest things you need to book ASAP are venue, officiant, caterer (or if you’ve got a small group, reservations at a nice restaurant), dress (I would look for something off the rack)
Next importance, but more flexible/you can choose whether you really need them: DJ, florist if you want flowers, photographer if you want pro photos
Post # 7
It’s going to be 30 people, and I already have a venue in mind I just have to find out if it’s available. Maitland Art Center. We’re self-catering (the family).
My biggest stressor right now is the dress. I am so tired of looking and I just can’t find what I want, so that’s what I need help with. See my other post for today on dresses – I’m hoping some bees can help me find my dress.
Post # 8
We literally planned our wedding in less than 2 months, thanks for our former venue canceling on us so close to our date. It’s totally do-able.