(Closed) Getting Married in Graduate School

posted 9 years ago in College
Post # 31
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Another speechie here! I’m currently a junior & will be getting married November 5, so right when I’m doing all my grad applications! What school are you at & where are you applying?


It’s really stressful planning a wedding while in school (and I work part-time, my fiance works 2 jobs!) but it is entirely possible! We don’t know when we are doing our honeymoon, but we are both really low-key people and we love the mountains.. we live in Virginia Beach so we are going to honemoon in the Shanendoah Valley in northern VA whenever we get a free weeekend after we get hitched!

Post # 32
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@smiley90: Can I just say I love this thread because I realized there are other SLPs-to-be on this board?

I’m in my last semester of grad school for speech pathology & I’m getting married in June.  I would HIGHLY suggest NOT doing it during spring break.  From my experience, you’re going to be burnt out from the semester and a half of tough courseloads by spring break, and you will NEED that time to relax & just veg out, and recharge.  You absolutely do not want to stress about last minute wedding stuff during that time.  From what I hear, the week or so leading up to the wedding is pretty much go go go.. you’ll need spring break for downtime! You could always use spring break for a delayed honeymoon, if your Christmas break isn’t super long, though?

I think December after your 1st semester of grad school would be fine.  I’m sure 1st semester will be stressful, but you won’t be super burnt out yet at that point, esp. if you’ve had all summer off before that. 

You said there are things that can’t be done 4+ months out from the wedding, but almost all the big stuff can.  You’ll be able to get stuff done over fall break (if you have one) and Thanksgiving break, too, if you’re trying to do DIY stuff like put your centerpieces together etc..  Although if you’re worried about time constraints & are wanting to DIY some things, I’d try to keep them more on the simple side.

Good luck getting into grad school, though!  If you ever have any speech path-related questions, feel free to PM me! 🙂 Also.. keep an open mind going into grad school about the population you want to work with.  I said absolutely not 100% I will NOT work with adults.  Had to do an adult prac placement at a hospital and LOVED it.. so you never know what you might end up loving!

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