Post # 47
Im doing it! The venue was the hardest. After that it got pretty easy. Except for my damn centerpieces….I cant figure out what I want. They more than likely got a little green with green with envy. They will be fine. You do you and everyone else will just follow right behind!
Post # 48
6 months is absolutely enough time! A friend of mine got engaged this past June and got married in November, and her wedding was honestly the best one I’ve ever been to. It was perfectly fit to the couple’s personalities, fun, and beautiful, with lots of DIY/friendors. PM me if you’d like a link to my recap of it.
Post # 49
I didn’t read all the posts, but you’ve got this in the bag! As long as you get all your major vendors and the venue booked, your dress, and a general idea for your maids, etc… there really isn’t a whole helluva lot you can do until it gets closer anyway!
Go for it! Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about 6 months!
(For the record, we’re waiting a year and a half from when we were engaged in March and we get flack for that ALL the time. You just can’t win with some folks.)
Post # 50
Go for it!! We got engaged over Christmas Dec 2009 and married June 2010. Our six month engagement was a whirlwind but a lot of fun. The process wasn’t drug out and we enjoyed our wedding tremendously. Do I regret doing it in that short a time frame? Absolutely not! Because of the time frame, we didn’t have time to waffle on decisions. When we found a vendor we like and fit our budget, they were hired. Was the planning stress free? Absolutely not! But what wedding is stress free? My advice:
1) Take care of the big stuff first, which is sounds like you are already on your way.
2) Budget! This will be important when talking to vendors.
3) Decide what is important to you regarding the day (i.e., family gathering, location, ceremony) and focus extra time there.
4) Enlist help. Friends, family, etc. Even having them do some of the recon is tremendously helpful. Example, my mother who lives almost 2000 miles away was not able to come dress shopping but she was able to make calls to local shops to see if they carried samples in my size and budget. She was also able to compile list of local cake vendors, etc.
5) Pick you DIY projects wisely.
PM if you want any other suggestions in getting this off the ground in this period of time. Your wedding will be fantastic!
Post # 51
My future sister-in-law planned her wedding in 3 months! You have plenty of time! 🙂