(Closed) Juggling my last year of college and a DIY wedding

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m finishing up my full-time grad program right now, buying a house, working full-time, AND getting married in October.  Sometimes it’s really difficult to balance everything, but make sure that you keep school a priority.  Organizing yourself is going to be the best thing for you.  Create a calendar and mark out exactly what assignments you have for school, and due dates.  Then go through and add time slots for homework and studying.  After that, assign a small DIY project, or part of a project for some of your free time.  This will help you stay on track for both, and since you still have a year before your wedding, this should give you plenty of time to start all of your projects.

I did this, and I could not be happier, because I struggled the first semester I was engaged, because all I wanted to do was wedding stuff, and all of my school work was put off until the end of the semester, which made me miserable.

Good luck with your planning!

Post # 4
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a full time job and am also in graduate school while planning our wedding. My advice would be to start as early as you can, especially with DIY projects, and don’t try to take on too much. 

We are doing our own paper products and so far they’ve been pretty cheap and not too difficult to manage. I will say though that invitations and save the dates can be really overwhelming and depending on exactly what you’re doing they can get to be just as expensive as ordering them.

Post # 5
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am going through it now. Finishing up my last year and planning a DIY wedding. 

What I did was plan to take easy courses (if I could) in my last quarter. Then I did all my planning and deciding while still going to school. Once I graduate this weekend, I’m going to dive face first into my DIY projects. 

Since your wedding is two months closer to your graduation than mine was, I’d say don’t get a job over the summer and make your wedding your job, if you can. If you put enough time and energy into it and are efficient enough, you can do all your projects with two months time 🙂 good luck!

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