Post # 1
Because I, clearly, am insane, I just signed up to do an academic assessment project that will take all day for 5 straight days, three weeks before my wedding. They’ll be providing food, so I won’t even get a lunch hour. I won’t be able to answer my phone, or check email.
But it’s MONEY. Not a lot, just a tiny stipend, but every little bit helps.
How bad can it be, right? Non-academic brides work all day in the weeks before their weddings. I can totally do this. I’m having to put a lot off until the semester is over, because we’re in the 80-hour work-week stage of the semester, but I can just get stuff done in the time between finals and this, and then in the two weeks between this and the wedding. No problem.
Post # 3
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
@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
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
- 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
- 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
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 # 9
@crayfish: Thank goodness we’re doing cocktail seating, so I don’t have to do a seating plan. Looks like it’ll mostly be tracking down rsvps and prepping favors. I can do that in the evenings.
Post # 10
- 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.
Post # 11
@mink: I decided I had to forgo my big academic conference this year – I was writing an article and planning this wedding while I needed to be writing that paper. Ah, well, it’s just this year.
Bet you spend your whole retreat imagining your wedding there! 🙂
Good luck presenting next week!