(Closed) College + Wedding Planning

posted 8 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Sort of… I’m planning while in law school. 🙂 I don’t know if there would ever be a non-stressful time to plan, though… if I’d have done this while I was still working full-time before going back to school? It would have been hard to hold onto my job! 😉

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am planning right now, while in college and working. And we are buying our house! I dont think its really that stressful. i like having something non-school related to do.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am a senior right now planning my wedding too, while working 2 jobs.  This fall semester I was taking 18 hours of senior level classes, so I certainly felt the stress and really didn’t accomplish much during the semester.  Luckily we took care of a long list during the summer when we were both only working and taking 1 class.  I only have 2 real classes left this spring, so I’ll have 12 easy hours to help give me time to plan.  I worked it out that way to where I could have less stress for the final 6 months.  Good luck to all the other college brides out there!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am in college, a senior, and planning. But our wedding isn’t for about 17 months, a little until a year and a half, so we are knee-deep in intense planning yet.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think I could have done it. I enjoyed planning so much when I graduated and it was just me, my two cats, and the house. I’d work, work out, then come home and look at wedding stuff. It was more relaxed and fun, not “oh i should be studying, but instead i’m doing this!”. Plus, my college was located in a rural area–i’d have to drive 1.5 hours to St. Louis to get a good feel for anything. Plus, studying engineering was enough on my plate. That pretty much took up all my time. Any free time I had I spent going out with my friends, cleaning the apartment, or just taking a breather. I did a lot of online/fun planning, but nothing permanent/concrete. I spent hours ring shopping online though…=]

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I graduated last year, but currently work 50+ hours a week and am planning a wedding for between 300-400. The stress sucks, but I have exactly a year to go, so I manage okay!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am also planning during law school; for me I think planning during college would have been easier because I didn’t work as hard in college!  But I was also living in a dorm…  Right now I am in the beginning phases of the planning process, so it is more fun and a way to procrastinate than stress.  That will probably change when we get closer though!

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Post # 10
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Helper bee

I am taking some online classes and my Fiance will be in graduate school during our wedding planning….

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My wedding is 2 months after I graduate college, plus I have a full time and part time job.  My Fiance works 12 hour days, and we are looking into getting a house around the same time when I graduate.  Take one step at a time…look at the wedding as chunks…flowers, reception, cake, ceremony, etc…if you have good vendors, it should be a piece of cake!  Once you have everyone/thing booked, it should be pretty smooth sailing.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m no longer in my 20’s (can I answer on here anyway?) but I planned my wedding while working and attending college. I don’t recommend it! But, I had no choice. I think had I had the extra time that school took up, I could have done a lot more. Also, my grades suffered, but that was my fault!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am in my fourth year of four in my Doctoral program and am planning my wedding. We’re actually getting married 2 weeks after I graduate. I think it came at a good time because the fourth year is light on classes and is just internship rotation (aka working for no money) I took all my board exams early so thankfully all I have to do for school is show up to the 8-5pm rotation. I also like it because I can ask them to hold my diploma for my name change (essential for my licensure to go through with the married name).

But as @spaniel said there’s never a non-stressful time.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m so glad I wasn’t planning a wedding during school!  I finished up undergrad in 3 years so I was done a year before we got married.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m planning while in college and my finace is working. Things are a little stressful since we are paying for the wedding ourselves not from planning. We still have a little over a year to plan. We are hoping that by the time we get married, I should have graduated from college (I only have 3 more semesters).

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m in my last year of my 2nd degree, with an intense practicum coming up, and travelling an hour and a half to school every day. I will be finished exactly one month before my wedding.

I’m lucky that I have amazing parents that have planned a million events befpre. They have taken a lot of the stress of planning off of me. I tell them what I want and they do all of the book/planning.

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