(Closed) College + Wedding Planning

posted 12 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 47
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Blushing bee

Lillindy – I work full time and am taking 3 classes.  We just sold our house last fall to move into a different one.  We own a duplex and are living in the lower with a renter in the upper.  Being a landlord was not my idea, nor is it very fun.  The lady up there right now has a weird schedule, often causing me to wake up in the middle of the night when she’s moving around.  I agree that it can be very stressful, but we have a long engagement, so that helps.  And I graduate 6 months before the wedding – we planned it that way on purpose, just to make sure I wouldn’t have some kind of mental meltdown.  I feel your pain! Laughing

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m actually on track to graduate a semester early (after finals next week I’ll be a second semester Junior) and he’s working 40 hours a week. So we’re dividing it up over the next few months so when we do get engaged we have less to worry about and can just enjoy being engaged.

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Starting this fall, I’ll be going back to school for nursing full-time, working full-time, and attempting to plan a wedding. I’m sure I’ll be super stressed, but hopefully it will all get done!

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Can I dig up an older thread?

We are BOTH FT students with 3 kids and a mortgage.  Planning an out of state wedding for march 2011 (during spring break week for us and our kids).

We could make it easier on ourselves by planning the wedding for the following summer, but we REALLY both want a winter wedding… actually hoping for snow (wedding will be in NE Iowa near MN)!

The biggest stressors will be travel.  If we have the money and can fly, no biggie, but if we have to drive (21 hour trip), it might mean missing a bit of school either before or after spring break…and that’s never good.  We are determined though!

Post # 51
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m still in college until May when I finally graduate (YAY) but getting married in June.  It is killing me not having the time that I would like to be able to plan the wedding since I am a full time student, work a full time job and have an internship that I have to be at 20 hours a week.  I get stressed out thinking about when it comes closer to the wedding and all the DIY stuff I want to do and how little time I actually have.  For me, I feel like I have enough stress now and to add planning a wedding…. It might just kill me!!

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

On top of working full time, I am just recently began my grad program back in May and will graduate in a little more than a year from now, 2 weeks before the wedding! yikes! The planning actually is something fun and relaxing for me to do and gives me a break from all the work and studying.  In this sense I can take my time with it because we have over a year to plan! I love it! I’m just so dang indecisive when it comes to things like colors and flowers haha. Once the wedding gets closer and my work load gets more demanding (ie starting in the Fall), I know I will probably be a wreck! Until then, I’m enjoying it 🙂

Post # 53
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m going to school full-time and working part time while planning. I told Fiance a long time ago that I wanted at least a year to plan since I’m in school. And he just about gave me exactly a year. 🙂

I’m not too stressed so far, it’s kind of nice to have a break from school. But, the wedding is the weekend after I graduate next May… so I’m sure that will be a pretty stressful time.

Post # 54
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m nervous about planning my wedding and going to school at the same time.  yikes. I don’t even want to think about it. My Fiance is in the same boat as i am. though he has already has a degree and has gone back to school to get another. Hopefully I’ll be able to get homeowrk done and seating charts. lol

Post # 56
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a fulltime student and work thirty hours a week. I’ve found that it is impossible to take summer classes while “tieing up” all the loose ends for your wedding. You almost always will want to plan instead of study.

Post # 57
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Not stressful at all!! I love planning. We’ve been engaged for 6 months now and have nearly 1 year to go.  I work a full time job, go to school full time, and have 2 dogs that require much attention.  The 1st week of planning was a little stressful because my fiance’s parents told us they wouldn’t help us pay and we thought they might.  After I got over the shock of that, it has been smooth sailing.  Not to say that the decisions are difficult, etc.  But I use it as a stress relief, sick of homework- wedding plan!

 

I get so excited about it that I can’t let it be stressful.

Post # 58
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m student teaching right now. I’ll graduate this December and get married in January. My Fiance proposed less than a month ago. I’m slightly stressed, but I’m making it work.

Post # 59
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Since I was in school I told my fiancé before he even proposed that I wanted a 2 year engagement to make sure I wouldn’t have to be to stressed.  We got engage in the spring of my junior year, so I didn’t do much planning at first as I spent from that spring through the fall working on applying to grad school.  I did do some planning when we had free time, though it wasn’t too much.  Basically I just did internet research for the most part.  So the first year of our engagement was basically all dreaming and no real planning.  I do think it helped us have a better idea of what we did and didn’t want though.  After I graduated this past May I jumped right into wedding planning.  I’ve spent most of the summer focusing on the wedding and am trying to get as much as I possibly can done during this down time.  I start graduate school in just under two weeks so I probably won’t do much more till I’m on winter break.  Like other’s have mentioned I actually like doing it this way because I can use them as a distraction for each other and it helps break up the monotony of school work for me.  

Post # 60
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

im planning now while finishing up prereqs for pharmacy school + pcat studying + working full time. it actually gives me a break from the stress of work and school so im loving it =D

Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh I know the stress. I am finishing my last year of my doctoral program and planning our wedding. I find myself on weddingbee more than in the library hahaha. 

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