Post # 1
Hi bees! I’m going into my last year of classes and am excited as ever for my wedding–a week after graduation!
I’ve only been engaged for a month so I had a question for all you college student bees out there in the hive: how did planning a wedding and being in school go? Luckily I’ve got most things planned already and am taking a VERY light courseload, but I was just wondering how y’all did it!
Post # 3
I’m getting married a month after graduation next year, so our weddings won’t be too far apart! I’m nervous, because I don’t have a light courseload senior year whatsoever! But I’m spending the rest of the summer getting the big things planned, and for the rest I have a great mom 🙂
Post # 4
How about college professor bees? Hey we get married sometimes too! In fact two of my former bridesmaids are former studens with one being a former lab assistant. Come to think of it, ALL my former lab assistants will be at the wedding Friday night and at the pig roast Saturday! I have been wedding planning, helping my Fiance renovate his house, moving his stuff into mine, and teaching; and I am ready to tear my hair out. Way too much overload but the home stretch is coming up – four more weeks til the big day!
One of my former lab assistants is getting married a week after my wedding and she is attending nursing school (she wants to be nurse-midwife) and she is handling everything wonderfully. She is also very organized and has family to help her. Plus she is having a very informal wedding.
Post # 5
Heh, I wonder if anyone can top this — our finals ended on a Tuesday, we got married on Friday, and graduated on Saturday. 🙂 We handed in our senior projects a week before finals ended. Holy cow I was stressed out. But I did not have a very DIY-heavy wedding, and we planned out our final semester so that besides our senior courses/projects, everything else was very light. Also, our finals schedules worked out to where we were both done before the official end, giving us both a good few days off of everything but wedding planning, in which time we bought and did all the last minute stuff.
Post # 6
Best of luck! I’m not in school now, but I will be going back for grad school in a month. I have most of the big vendors booked, so hopefully it’ll be smooth sailing from here on. I also know I need to be less picky about certain things, and things can’t be perfect. We just gotta do well in organizing our time. Congrats!
Post # 7
I think the main thing is to be super -organized and decisive; I am not a student but in the medical field and I worked as decisively as possible and doing as much as I can as far advanced as possible
you can do it bee!!
Post # 8
December I applaud you! Our "date-aversary" is December 11th so we wish we could have have gotten married then… but that is definitely finals week and my guy is taking both undergrad and grad classes next semester 🙁
And I’m sorry bluespurrs! You’re totally right, professors (and teachers!) plan too!
Good luck with planning to everyone… I hope mine isn’t too stressful! My mom is doing a lot for me, but there’s a lot of DIY i’d love to do. hopefully it all works out!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
Are you both in school?
Mr.Flamingo was in school during the whole planning and wedding, so I took care of everything.
Being super organized and knowing what you want will help out a whole lot.
I would also ask for lots of helps from family and friends. Your BMs and Maid/Matron of Honor.
Its do-able… if thats what your asking 🙂
Post # 10
I guess my main question is how to organize it. I have the checklist from the knot, but it’s not very helpful.
Did you do it with a month-by-month checklist? Did yall just kind of book all the big stuff and take care of the little stuff when you could?
The second approach is kind of what I’m doing. My mom is doing most of the big stuff (which is almost taken care of, thank goodness!) and I’m doing the DIY stuff, starting now–BM necklaces (done), STDs/invitations (those are next up), paper goods (programs/favor labels/sparkler & matches labels), centerpieces (already know what they’ll be, just have to go get the vases) and at the end, my sister and her boyfriend are baking the cookies for our cookie bar/buffet the week before.
Do you think I should have a more detailed plan of action? My FH, loving dude that he is, is crafting-impaired so it is kind of on me, not to mention his year left in school is going to be filled with hard work! (We’re the same age.)
Post # 11
I am getting married the first of next month and I was taking classes all this year. I was fortunate enough to finish classes the end of April…giving myself more than three months to finalize everything (though working during the planning process is also not easy). I was a full-time student, working full-time, and trying to plan a wedding.
The best advice that I can give you is think about it, talk about it with your Fiance, and then just do it! Don’t second guess yourself and just go with your gut. With everything that you have going on in your life you will have to be extremely decisive and then stick with your decision. Do as much as you can when you are on break from school, it’s very difficult to do any planning when you have homework to worry about. Good luck! Everything will turn out great. And stick with the hive, these amazing women will help you out in any situation. I wish I had found this sooner…
Post # 12
I just finished undergrad, and am starting vet school this fall. Our wedding next June will be two weeks after finals.
I’m trying to get done as much as possible this summer, while I have time and energy!
I did a lot of planning while still in undergrad, I squeezed it in whenever I could, which isnot easy between a full course load, TA work and work-work. Don’t wait to have time, use every moment you can for HW, planning, etc.
Post # 13
cinemaparadiso: I’m doing what you’re doing. Big things first, little things like DIY when I can. You still have a lot of time!