(Closed) Getting married in college!?

posted 6 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Me! I get married next month!

I returned to college last fall for my first semester, full time, I will be 24 later this year. I have a 6 year old from a previous relationship who my fiance is now going to officially be a step-father to. I had to wait a while to go back so I’m a freshman at a CC in LA that’s tied to the UC system.

Anyway, my fiance propsed in feburary on our anniversary. We decided to do a 5 month engagement, because my son and I would both be in school through the fall and would like to use our break for travelling and family trips.

I’m a science major and oddly enough when my fiance proposed I went from full-time to part-time, mostly because I have a chemistry course that has been kicking my behind. As far as planning and juggling everything you just really have to set out days where you cross off an overwhelming amount for the day, and leave it alone for 2 or 3 days again. Or use wedding planning as the activity to get your mind off classes or vice-versa. Plan days where you don’t touch either, lol.

Also, as a pp mentioned, the scheduling is perfect. You are able to meet with the vendors during business hours and not on busy weekends. 

Post # 32
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

I got engaged while in college but will be married after graduation

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I got engaged last summer and am getting married this November (during junior year of chemical engineering). I’m doing most of the planning stuff this summer while I’m not taking classes, but I actually think planning a wedding is easier in college than with a 9-5 job. If I have an hour or 2 between classes I could get a ton of stuff done. Class work is always the priority, but sometimes when I’m burnt out it actually helps me to step away from a problem and distract myself with wedding stuff. Time management is key, though. I think it would have been nice to get married during the summer just because I’m not in school currently, but in Arizona it’s just way too hot and I’ve always wanted to get married outside 😛

Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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ohnotali :  My husband and I got married at the end of April, just days after he successfully defended his dissertation and I had a couple weeks left to go in the semester (one year down for my master’s). We didn’t have a traditional wedding, so the planning was a little different, but I was able to get the week of the wedding off from work, which was a huge help. It’s definitely doable, just pace yourself! 

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