(Closed) How much will I even need to do, three weeks before the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in June 2012
Post # 3
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

You’ll be ok!  You know why?  You’ll be planning around it and knowing that week is an ‘off’ week.

Had it been the week leading up to your wedding, I would have said you were off your rockers! 🙂

Have people help you as much as possible and overplan the time it will take to finish projects!

Post # 4
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ProfessorGirl:  I feel your pain.  I will actually be finishing up my first year of grad school and taking final exams one week before my wedding.  I will probably wrap everything up in virginia (where i am in school) and head to NC (where I’m getting married) 2-3 days before my ceremony so I will have virtually no time in between to finish up any last minute details or projects.  I feel a little stressed just talking about it but I’m sure it will all work out.  I think the key is to just know that when you are planning and make sure you finish things up before you are unavailable.

Post # 5
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Another finals week bride here!  Finals finish the week before our wedding, so pretty much every detail is getting put off until then.  If it doesn’t get done, it doesn’t get done.  And you’re right, non-academics work until the week of all the time. 

Post # 6
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You’ll be fine. I’m in academia, too. I was able to arrange my syllabi so that I could take the week before the wedding off to finish all the final details, but unless you have a TON of DIY stuff, there won’t be much to do.

Post # 7
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Another finals week bride checking in!  My last final is May 18, so I’ll have exactly one week to work on everything thats left. I would suggest working on a To do list right now, so you can try to figure out which things can be done ahead of time, which things you can delegate to helpful friends or family and which you will have to do at the last minute. Good luck on your project!

Post # 8
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’ll mostly be tracking down RSVPs, doing the seating chart, finalizing catering, bar, and rental numbers, placecards, favors, etc. But, I bet you could get people to help you with all of that!

Post # 10
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

You’ll be fine!

I have to tell myself the same thing…I’m going to a conference next week (and presenting).  My mind is mush. 

I have an office retreat two weeks before the wedding and I’m hoping I can keep my mind on things…especially since someone in our office decided to hold it at my venue (a very odd choice in light of everyone getting a Save the Date months ago).

Everything that will be left at that point will be easily done at night…making a few signs, emailing a few vendors, dropping off a few checks.

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