Post # 60
My friend planned her wedding in under 6 months and it turned out beautiful. She said the only thing that was stressful was having to pay rush fees for certain things, like her dress, but I don’t think you will have that problem because you already have a dress. She wasn’t able to have her first choice photographer but it worked out even better because she found someone who was a little less established but just as amazing and far cheaper. I think you can easily do it.
Post # 61
My brother in law planned in 2 months.
We got our venue 7 months out, but we only started planning other details in February (he refused to plan until after we moved)! So, 5 months.
Also, it is only March, and I feel like we did at least 75% of the work in just the last month and a half. The rest will be done the month before the wedding (RSVP collection/seating charts/escord and place cards, etc–the stuff we can’t do until we know who’s coming and what they are eating.)
Depends on what you want and where you are. You can totally do it.
Post # 62
Obviously no one can foretell the future, but if it’s any consolation, my daughters had the same worries about my Dad. He was there for both of them and will be 89 in May!
We did my first daughter’s wedding in under 3 months and it was not a big deal. As everyone suggested, start making lists,make calls/send emails and set up appointments as soon as you can. As long as the money’s there, everything else will fall into place. Good Luck!
Post # 63
I think you’ll be fine moving it up, especially for such a good reason. I know wedding planning takes a lot of time, but I really feel like everything we’re doing could have been squished into a much smaller time frame. My best friend is getting married, and she didn’t do anything but get a ring and order her dress until six months out. She’s basically doing the same thing you are, and she hasn’t had any problems so far.
Post # 64
We planned in 7 months and it was fine. 🙂
If you have vendors who are available when you want them, that’s honestly the hardest part of scheduling. If you aren’t worried about the venue (or have several choices/dates in mind), I would find a photog or caterer (whichever is most important to you) and run with their available dates.
Unless you want to DIY the whole world, I think you could probably still pull off a mid- to late-June wedding, no problem. Especially since you’ve already spent a lot of time looking for inspiration and considering ideas; it’s not like you’re starting from scratch.
Post # 65
@AmeliaBedelia: Aww…. Thank you!!! 🙂
Post # 66
TOTALY you can do it!! i did mine in about 6 months, and didnt book the venue till 4 months to go.. at the time i was FREAKING, but thinking back now i think its had not too when other brides are like ‘OMG its 50 years to go, havent picked my place cards’ or something..
I think as soon as your venue church and photographers are booked in, you can relax! they are the most important, because at the end of the day, vendors want to make money, and if you were a florist and someone said hey how would you like to do the flowers for a whole wedding in a month you’d be thrilled right!
One thing that helped I must admit, was that our venue place was a full on wedding only type place, and it helped that they were so organised. Our package also included centrepieces chair covers etc all we had to do was point to what we liked and the venue manager did the rest. Maybe keep this in mind when choosing a venue.
Oh, also, figure out your dress 🙂 ..
It would be so so special for you to do that because of your grandparents. On my wedding day i could barely even speak to my grandpa because I think hes so sweet and he is so much more sick than he was 12 months before, so I can relate.
Good luck! dont stress!
Post # 67
My wedding date was just under a year from the date we picked. Other than the date though I didn’t really start planning anything until January, so that gave me 9 months to plan.. I think its completely do able, and honestly I think unless the venue is really hard to get most weddings don’t take a year or more to plan.
Post # 68
We got engaged in May and were married in December – expecially if your dress is going to be ready by May, you can definitely do this!
Post # 69
I have two close friends who planned their weddings in 3 months and 4 months respectively.
It was a lot of running around, but everything went well and it was manageable!
Good luck, I’m sure you can do it. 🙂
Post # 70
We did the same thing for the exact same reason. We decided in May and got married in December. 7 months!
Post # 71
Nevermind, guys. I’ve been out-voted for a number of “logical” reasons. :/ Guess we’re sticking with 14 months.
Thanks everyone for being so helpful, I’m sorry it really served no purpose. 🙁 FWIW, alot of the reasons had to do with crayfish’s concerns and then some “personal preferences” of others important in the the planning. I’ll just deal with it I guess and hope and pray for the best.
Post # 72
You can totally do this! My husband and I planned our wedding in four months, and it turned out beautifully! Basically, we found a venue that was personally meaningful for the both of us. It was also a nonprofit venue, and we really wanted to support a cause with all that money we’d be putting down. The problem was that they had only one date available for the next year and a half….so we either had to wait a year and a half, which we didn’t want to do, or we had to plan a wedding in four months. We chose option 2.
We had a lot of help from family and friends, which made planning much more feasible. It was stressful at times, but all wedding planning is! In the end, things worked out perfectly and we had a number of people tell us that it was the best wedding they’d ever been to. It’s basically a matter of giving yourself strict deadlines and keeping to them and being able and willing to delegate when necessary.
You can absolutely do this! First step, send those save-the-dates ASAP!
Post # 73
I did it in 7, and it totally could have been done in 5 or even less, barring the venue being booked up.
Post # 74
I had already been doing some “pre-planning”for my daughter’s wedding-based on what she wanted, because my mom was terminally ill. I had already found some possible venues that I could afford that they might like. It took 2 months. If you are determined and already have your ideas in place,- you can do it if it is important to you. We moved our own wedding up, because his mom was terminally ill also. It took us 4 months-because his siblings had already taken their summer vacations, so we booked everything for a long weekend for everyone in his family to potentially travel to our wedding.