(Closed) Graduate School AND Wedding Planning….anyone else??!

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

No, but I wanted to tell you how awesome it is that you are making it through all that! Nice job! I hope you’ll have those 3 weeks free to do all those last-minute things.

I am starting law school a few days after the wedding, so that will keep me occupied (very occupied) and help me not feel that post-wedding depression that so many fall into….

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Yes, I am working full time, going to school for my MBA AND trying to plan a wedding!  It is very hard.  Especially because there were times I just wanted to focus on the wedding planning but couldn’t because of school.  I just finished my last class 2 weeks ago and the wedding is in 6 weeks.  I will get a 5 month break from school and go back in January. 

I am sure you will enjoy every minute of the honeymoon!!  You will deserve it  : )  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

That was me!  I got engaged halfway through my masters program (after the first year with one-ish years left) and got married this past June after an 11 month engagement.  My summer semester wasn’t too bad, but the Fall was pretty stressful.  I feel incredibly lucky that my spring semester was easier (in my opinion, not in the opinion of all of my classmates) and I was able to plan while I was doing externships in the field.  It was stressful at times, but there were 5 of us from my graduating class doing it, and so far everyone seems pleased with the progress and results.  I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is possible.  My advice: don’t work on school or the wedding all the time.  Do your schoolwork and get what you need to done for the wedding, but make sure to take time to just relax and do something not related to either of the other two.  Taking a break from both school and the wedding helped me be more productive when I returned to work and kept me (and those around me from going insane!  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got engaged 9 months before I started law school, and I’ve still got another year of school… wedding isn’t until Sept 2010. So, needless to say, the bar + wedding details = no fun. 

Mr. G is in a PhD program, but he’s not really involved in wedding planning, so I envy him on a daily basis 🙂

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes, I’m finishing up my last year of medical school… and trying to plan for our June 2010 wedding (which is 2 weeks after my graduation).  I totally feel ya!  Just take it one day at a time… I keep telling myself that our wedding is just one day, but my medical career will last 30+ years!  I have to keep my priorities straight, which is hard sometimes! 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m getting married during my christmas break from my last year of law school. The planning is a lot more stressful than I had anticipated. My fiance is also in grad school- he’s writing his dissertation for his doctorate program right now. It’s definitely not easy!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yep – I’m ABD and we’re moving to Europe on September 30th, exactly one week after our wedding, so I can do the field work for my dissertation. This is *not* easy!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yuppers – Same boat!

I am going into my 2nd year of PhD! Luckily my courses are done but I am initiating my main research project which is tough, and I will be teaching an anatomy course at another university so I am busy busy busy!

Luckily I work well under pressure! 

Good Luck ladies! And I know who to come too when I need to vent!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

Yikes, this makes me nervous–I am starting my first (and only–woohoo for 1 year master’s programs!) year of grad school in two weeks, and the wedding is next fall! I will be done in May of next year, which gives me a solid four-five months before the wedding, so I hope it won’t be TOO stressful.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got engaged with four months left of my masters program in library science. Since I was so excited to start planning, I always use wedding planning and weddingbee in particular, as motivation to get my done.  If I fnish my readings, I can spend thirty minutes on the bee! I’m really glad I will be done in two weeks though. Props to everyone struggling with this!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

yes! *raises hand* studying for board exams and wedding planning…i’m taking a 2 week exam prep class and often find my thoughts wandering to stuff that needs to be done and i’m having a hard time making decisions… :(. He says to think about all the money I’m spending on the prep class should help me to re-focus back on the lecture. Not so easy though(!)

Changed my schedule from taking the boards before the wedding to sometime soon after we get back *sigh* 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Me too.  I’m getting married smack dab in the middle of fall semester, so no immediate honeymoon for us  Undecided, unfortunately.  Wedding planning is by far the best procrastination tool EVER.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Grad school and wedding planning? Yup, that’s me too. I’m doing a PhD in astronomy and I’m in what will hopefully be my last year because I just want to graduate and get it over with already (I’m in my seventh year now! Seventh! Gah!) and not be a student anymore and get a real job (a postdoc or similar, I guess). I finished taking classes a long time ago and I’m doing thesis research now, trying to get papers published and whatnot, and it’s exhausting. Wedding planning can be a fun distraction from the research, but it’s also an added stress factor, especially when I’m doing some wedding-related stuff and I start feeling guilty for not working on my research every single waking moment like I’m apparently supposed to do. Sigh.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes! I’m finishing my last exam less than a week before my wedding! But thankfully, I’m on fellowship, so I won’t have any teaching responsibilities to get in the way.

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