(Closed) Is planning a wedding in three weeks crazy?

posted 6 years ago in Military
  • poll: Planning a wedding in three weeks....
    Is possible and I should do it : (15 votes)
    47 %
    Is possible but I should not do it : (8 votes)
    25 %
    Is not possible and I should wait after the baby is born : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Is not possible and I should not do it at all : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think it is certainly possible, though potentially stressful – I planned our wedding in 3 months and I thought that was cutting it short, but for everyone who said ‘no way!’ it was possible!

    I voted other, however, because it sounds from your post more that you’re doing this because you feel you should, rather than because you want to. You said a few times “I just want to get this done” which sounds to me like you want to rush it and have it ‘checked off’ your list. Only move forward (and spend the money and time!) if YOU want this. It sounds as if your husband could go either way. If you’re not totally into it, then do something else with the money – take a trip, invest it, have a big party/reception/celebration to celebrate your marriage and upcoming baby. 

    Essentially my bottom line: yes, possible, but should? if YOU want it!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    You certainly can do it. Do the guests know already? That could be your biggest hurdle.

    If you go ahead with it I would definitely find a planner who is willing to work with you. It will take a lot of the stress off since she will have relationships with vendors already established and she might be able to pull strings that maybe you can’t.

    2 months out from my wedding I”hired” a planner. She was actually free, advertising services on craiglist. She’s looking for experience and good reviews but she’s been a godsend and she will be getting an excellent tip.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Can you do a wedding in 2 weeks (it’s closer to 2 than 3…), yes.  Is it super inconvenient for your guests?  Yes, but they’ll understand if there’s a good reason.  That said, I don’t think a vow renewal before you show/have kids is really a good reason to rush.  You’re already married, this is, I’m sorry, just a vow renewal.  No kids at the wedding is somewhat arbitrary at that point to me. 

    A friend got married in less than 4 months before he was deployed.  That made sense and we made a great effort to attend.  This rush doesn’t make sense to me, but ultimately it’s your choice.

    Post # 6
    Member
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    You can do it but it doesn’t seem like the right timing. You rushed your actual wedding, don’t do yourself a diservice by rushing your traditional one. Why not wait until an anniversary?

    Post # 7
    Member
    765 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    You can definitely do it, but I don’t think it’s the best decision for you right now. It doesn’t sound like you are excited about it and if you’re not excited about it you shouldn’t do it. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    11384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Its possible. My husband & I planned ours within 3-4 weeks. Although we had a super small wedding!

    Post # 10
    Member
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would say go for it!!!! Hire a wedding planner and just the 2 of you make the final touches without anyones input. One of the most stressful things with wedding planning(that I found) was when everyone puts their opinions in. Just remember to keep it simple and elegant and everything will work out.

    Regarding your family I would just send out my invitations and let them figure it out. You dont have time to stress over grown peoples hang-ups.

    Good luck and congrats 🙂

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