(Closed) Is it too late to plan an Oct. 4 wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Not too late at all!

I got engaged May 30th 2013 and married October 4th 2013!  It was tight but possible.  We had 100 guests and the venue took care of most of the little details.

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

it is doable.  and if the venue is available, then i beleive all other vendors and everything else will fall into place.  get those invitiations our ASAP.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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marierenee:  I don’t think it’s too late. You’ll have more to do at this point, but I think that you can (especially if your venue takes care of almost everything). The only question I would have would be about an officiant being available … I am October 3 and not even sending invites out until the beginning of August.

Post # 19
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Wannabee

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marierenee:  October is a beautiful month to get married, you have all those wonderful fall colors to choose from for your accent decor. 😉 I would wait and plan for 2015 so that you can make everything perfect… Unless you want to have all your guests whispering about a rushed wedding. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee

I think it’s doable.  I have a friend who got engaged mid-April who is planning a Nov. 1st wedding.  She literaly just signed the contract a week or two ago.

Personally, I think engagement is a wonderful life phase unto its own.  I got engaged on Feb. 1st, plenty of time to plan a Fall 2014 wedding and I specifically picked a Spring 2015 date so that I could enjoy my engagement.

My fiance and I are taking our time planning, doing one thing at a time, and doing everything together with no stress and it really has been a very enjoyable process.

My friend however wants her Nov. 1st wedding…to each her own.

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think it’s impossible. Very doable.

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It’s possible depending on exactly what you want.  I picked my wedding date at the end of May (I getting married in August)!  It has been full,speed planning but I’m getting it done.  Luckily I’m getting married in an area where I don’t need to book good caterers, bakers, etc so,far in advance.  

I didnt send send out save the dates, I mainly did a lot of word of mouth to close friends and out of town guests.  My invites are going out this week.

So, all in all I think planning an Oct wedding is totally doable. You have more time than I had for planning!

good luck! 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Totally doable if you’re flexible about what you want. As in if you’re not a bride that thinks I must get married in THIS dress and ONLY this dress. Or I need so and so (and ONLY so and so) to be my photographer. If you can be flexible about those kinds of things then you have PLENTY of time. Go for it!! 

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i dont have alot to add to this other than October 4th is an EXCELLENT date choice ^^^^^ 😉

 

Post # 25
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Newbee

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rurahrah:  I agree!! Too much time leaves time for questioning decisions and adding unecessary things.

My wedding is in October, so my enganment is short. My wedding is small with 20 people and I have been making quick decisions! Planning has been easy though because I also have all summer off since I am a teacher 🙂

It CAN be done!

Post # 26
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Helper bee

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marierenee:  So curious as to what you decided to do. Are yo going to go with the October date or not?

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m going to disagree with PP’s that it’s doable if you are okay with a “simple” wedding. We set our date in January and got married in April, and there was nothing “simple” about our wedding. in that time frame, I had 2 wonderful bridal showers, an engagement party, an engagement photo shoot, a lingerie shower, a bachelorette party, and then the most beautiful wedding I could ever imagine. I dont think a single guest would tell you it was “simple”. 

it can def be done. It all just comes down to how much spare time you have to contribute to wedding planning. I have a very flexible job which made wedding planning (going to tastings, looking at venues, etc) very doable during the day. 

my husband is from a town about 8 hours away from where we got married, so we also had a lot of out of town guests. Not a single person didn’t come due to “short notice”. Just send the STD’s out ASAP so out of town people can make arrangements, and that’ll give you time to finalize details before you send out the invitations. All the STDs need to say is wedding, date and general location. 

good luck in your planning!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

it really depends if you have the money and time to plan it in that amount of time

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you can do it, if you have a lot of free time and money, and are planning a relatively simple wedding. You’ll need the free time to get in all the necessary appointments on weekdays, and whatnot. Think dress appointments, bridesmaid dress appointments, catering/tasting, rehearsal, music/DJ, flowers, meeting with your officiant, cake choosing/tasting, centrepieces/decor, etc. It doesn’t sound like you’ll have a ton of time for DIY.

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My sister got engaged on July 4th last year and her wedding was October 19th. The planning did not feel rushed at all and all out of town guests were still able to get flights/hotels booked. It is your wedding and if you want an October date, go for it! If you are worried about out of town guests, just let them know ASAP that they are invited. 

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