Post # 1
Hi Bee’s –
Lucky for me I got engaged in November and don’t begin Law School until August which means most of my planning will be done. I choose a venue that’s all inclusive, the only other vendors I have to choose are my photographer, cake, lighting, and music. I am going to have all of my save the dates, invitations, etc. finished before I start school. I also have a day of coordinator who will be handling a few things for the months before my May 2014 wedding.
My question is….when should I have my pre-wedding acitivities? I don’t know whens a good time to have my bridal shower or bachlorette? Classes won’t be over until two weeks before my wedding which I’m okay with but I just don’t know if waiting until then is a good idea. My maid of honor would like to know so that she can start blocking off dates since she travels for her job.
Thanks for reading!
Post # 3
I graduated from law school in 2011. I would say that the few weeks before exams (2-4 depending on how much you want to study) are completely off limits for activities, but any other time should be fine. It’s okay to have a life while you’re a law student. 🙂 If you’re worried though, just plan things for spring break.
Post # 4
I agree with the PP. Studying for finals in Law School is NOT like college. You will probably start studying for finals about a month before your finals start, and the 2-3 weeks before finals neither you nor any of your law school friends will be doing ANYTHING social. It might seem early, but I would have your pre-wedding activities toward the middle of the semester. That way you are in a regular rhythm of classes, but aren’t nearing the dreaded finals study weeks.
Good luck! Law school is a LOT of work, but I had a BLAST in law school, so yes, you definitely can have a life while in law school if you plan it right 🙂
Post # 5
I’m in grad school, and it was an effort. I had to make way more trips back to my hometown than I typically do, and to be honest it was exhausting. If possible just look ahead to figure out what your exam schedule will be like, and avoid weekends close to it. Try to plan something for Spring Break, etc. Also, if you go to school away like I did, try to fit as many wedding related activities those weekends. Ex I had dress fittings and hair and makeup trials the weekend of my shower, etc.
Post # 6
I didn’t get engaged until after I finished law school, but if I were in your position, I would have wedding events over Winter and Summer break. Maybe your bridal shower over winter break and your bachelorette as soon as finals end (2 weeks before your wedding). You really shouldn’t underestimate how much 1L year sucks.
Post # 7
Thanks for the tips! I think what I may do is my bridal shower over the Christmas holiday’s as my entire bridal party will be in the same area. Then do my bacholorette party over Spring break.