Is 6 or 7 months enough time to plan a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Is 6 or 7 months enough time to plan our wedding?
    Yes : (128 votes)
    90 %
    No : (14 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    46421 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You certainly can. Much of the time spent wedding planning is spent decision- making and DIY’ing. If you get busy and secure your venue, dress , caterer and photographer, most of the big decisions will be taken care of.

    Post # 4
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    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Yes, it’s definitely enough as long as you don’t expect the moon. Certain venues, more-so popular ones, are probably booked but there are so many venues to choose from. If you are organized, you shouldn’t have a problem planning in 6-7 months 🙂

    Post # 5
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    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Most def can! We ‘ve been engaged for 8 months but only planning for about 5 months & our wedding is in less than 2 months. It’s possible -it will just take some organization and flexibility. My best friend planned her wedding in 3 months and she had 200 guests.

    Post # 6
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    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Yep!  We did it 🙂  We got engaged on the 4th of July and married in December.  You just have to stay focused.  What also helped us was that we had an almost all inclusive venue (except the bar – which we had to provide).  

    Post # 7
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    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It can be done. You have to stay focused and be able to make decisions quickly. I’ve seen beautiful weddings pulled off in just a few months.

    Post # 8
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall

    You can absolutely do it. When it’s all said and done, I’ll have had a 14 month engagement, but most of the planning was done in several months. I’ve had quite a bit of downtime and way past ready for the big day. I think 6-7 months sounds like a great time frame to work with. Go for it!

    Post # 8
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    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think 6-7 months is doable.  I have known a friend did the wedding in 3 months but I also have a couple did theirs in 3 years. 

    I think it would really helps if you and your Fiance are both very decisive and quick on decisions.  If you know exactly what you want for the wedding, it makes things really easy.  But if you are someone like me, who doesn’t have a set idea how the wedding is going to turn out and LOVE to compare prices everywhere, then it can get really stressful.

    Good luck!

     

    Post # 9
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    3121 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Absolutely, so long as you don’t have your heart set on locations or bands!

    Post # 10
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    13017 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Absolutely, as long as your flexible on certain things.  My sister and her husband planned theirs in 3 months (he just got back from Iraq and they decided they couldn’t wait any longer); they had to agree to a Saturday afternoon rather than Saturday evening event, but it was fantastic, as I’m sure yours will be. 

    Post # 11
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    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Absolutely! We are planning our wedding in less than six months. Sure, it’s a little more stressful than if we had a year or so, but we’re making do. Since we’re getting married on a holiday weekend and it’s on short notice, my partner and I just had to realize early on that we may not get our first choice in vendors – and that’s okay. We are looking at our wedding this way: as long as at the end of the day we’re married, anything else is gravy! We didnt’ haev time to do Save the Dates, so we just made sure to let people know who are close to us the date so they’d have it in mind. As for me, havign less time puts a bit more pressure on me which in turn i think helps. I’m afraid if I had a year or more to plan, I’d put it off way too much. Just be flexible and have a good plan in mind!

    Post # 12
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    You can definitely do it. We have a nine month engagement to the day, and most decisions were made starting 7 months out. You need to get on a venue and a dress ASAP. Most other stuff can wait until 4 or 5 months out unless you want particular vendors often in high demand.

    Post # 13
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    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Absolutely yes.  I’ve been planning since mid-December.  All the big stuff is done.  All I have to do is have my dress fitted closer to the wedding and show up.  All the little stuff is extraneous and could be done in a weekend if I was in a rush.  (I’m doing a $35k wedding for 140 people in So. Cal.)  I think I could have done it in under 4 months if I had tried (it was a possibility at one point).

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