Post # 1
I have a little question for you, especially the college graduates amongst you. I am currently a junior undergrad, and if all goes as planned, I will be graduating next spring.
Now, in a moment of clarity this morning, i realized the wedding date we had been looking at is:
a) The weekend directly prior to my finals.
b) The weekend two weeks prior to my graduation date.
Ahhhhhh. I need to change my date immediatly right? We haven’t booked anything yet, so it wouldn’t be a huge deal.
But here’s where the advice comes in. Do you think it would be fine to get married a month after graduation? Or should i wait longer? I will be starting law school that fall, so it’s not going to get easier any time soon.
Post # 3
If you think you’ll have time to finish your studying and get all your projects done, I think a month after graduation will be fine. You’ll have 30 days to wrap everything up with (theoretically nothing else to worry about). But you’ll probably have to dedicate your last spring break to wedding planning
Post # 4
I think a month after your graduation would be fine!
What are your plans for the summer that may help us help you figure out what is best!
Post # 5
I would maybe pick something in the middle of the summer. Definitely do it before law school. My first year was crazy and exhausting, and I cannot imagine planning a wedding/getting married during that time. Good luck!
Post # 6
Ouch, that’s rough – I would still do it if all you had was graduation, but finals will definitely throw you off. Do you know how many you have to take? I know a lot of my classes for my major required papers or projects for finals instead of exams.
I would say, if you do want to change the date, the month after graduating should be fine. Like you said, starting law school isn’t going to make it any easier, so I would go for a time that’s going to be as little stress as possible (still stressful, but less than if you were in law school).
Post # 7
I think a month after graduation will be better than 2 weeks before graduation. Just wedding planning during finals made me crazy, I couldn’t have imagined actually getting married! I have to say, though, there’s so many little things that you have to do in the last month or two before the wedding, so having your wedding a month after graduation might still be somewhat stressful. You are right, though, it is probably a good idea to make sure the wedding is before law school starts! 🙂
Post # 8
I really want to go to the American Indian Pre-Law Summer Institute, which is in Albequerque from June-July. So haha, who knows? I never really imagined myself as a summer bride, but I don’t know if I will really have a choice. Summer in Minnesota is just miserable sometimes.
Post # 9
I think you are smart to move the wedding until after graduation. I remember my last few weeks of college as being CRAZY busy!
I think the answer to your question will depend on your summer schedule and when law school is starting. I think in a perfect world I would want to have the wedding mid July. To me it seems that you would have time after graduation, but before law school for the wedding.
Post # 10
I would definitely change the date. My best friend got married right around graduation, and it was a disaster. Granted, Mother Nature flooded out the park where the ceremony was supposed to be, but she just didn’t have time to plans, meet vendors, etc., let alone relax! She was so stressed out I don’t know how she did it.
Post # 11
I would personally move it. Graduation and school is stressful enough – and you’ll have that month to focus on the wedding – you’ll need it!
And, always consider a wedding planner!
Post # 12
A month after graduation would be fine. Honestly, the day after would be fine as long as you wouldn’t go out partying and go to your wedding with a huge hangover.
Post # 13
A month after graduation would be fine especially since you have this much time to plan. In undergrad, I had close friends get married graduation weekend and two weeks after graduation. From observing their experiences, I would definitely go with after graduation because the last few weeks of classes will also be spent seeing friends before you head off, etc.
Post # 14
Yes do it after graduation. The last few weeks of college are exciting and so many activities are going on on top of schoolwork. You want to be able to enjoy your last weeks there and not have to worry about your wedding so much. Although I’m sure if you wedding is a month away from then you will still be worrying!
Post # 15
I agree that moving it is a great idea since you are still flexible in terms of not having booked anything yet.
Summer can be great for getting better deals from vendors since it is not the heavily booked spring time that is considered peak season.