Post # 1
Hello bees! I’m still a waiting bee, and Boyfriend or Best Friend and I were originally planning an October 2014 wedding. We recently moved it to April 2015, since we are both working on a degree and won’t know where we’ll be living/what we’ll be doing for jobs until May 2014. Our plan is to have a small, intimate wedding with a restaurant brunch reception. We would like to have just a best man and maid of honor, and were planning on asking our dearest friend, who played matchmaker to us, to become ordained and marry us.
Recently (yesterday) we learned that the would-be officiant is joining the Peace Corps. He is still unsure when he would leave, but anticipates it would be about a year from now (so next October-November 2014). We haven’t yet asked him if he would officate. So we are left with this dilemma: do we move the wedding back to October 2014, and get some deposits down before our locations are snatched up; or, do we find another officiant and go with our most recent plan of April 2015?
The earlier date makes me a little anxious that our vendors will be booked. But neither me or Boyfriend or Best Friend can picture anyone else marrying us. What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
@MissTzatziki: I wouldnt worry about the shortened timeline. 1- you still have a year. I started booking in March for my Oct wedding and 2- you wont have a huge problem finding a venue since it’s just going to be at a restaurant. All you would need to do is find a nice park to do the ceremony.
I would talk with your friend frist. He might be in training or otherwise unable to do it even next Oct. Any reason you can do it in Aug or Sept?
Post # 4
Considering that the Wedding “is the thing”… in so much as you cannot have a Wedding Reception without a Ceremony… and you’ve said:
But neither me or Boyfriend or Best Friend can picture anyone else marrying us.
Says it all in my book…
I’d be looking at HIS Schedule and lock him down now…
As @KoiKove: has said you are still a year out from October 2014, so you should be fine.
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
@MissTzatziki: Really if your wedding is going to be 5 people, you could plan that in a few months or less.
Post # 6
Thanks @This Time Round and @KoiKove…there are some other logistics I left out, such as planning the wedding from several states away, and our second priority after officiant is our photographer, who is very popular. We ended up setting up a Skype chat with him for next weekend, and we will nail down his schedule and then put down “secret” deposits (not telling our family, since we aren’t engaged yet) for the places we really want. Thank you for your advice and support!
Post # 7
To @MissTzatziki: Mr TTR & I chose to Elope to a Destination Wedding (just the 2 of us)
So I get some of the stressor of planning a Wedding from a Distance… infact in our case we pretty much planned one twice as Myrtle Beach was our first choice… and then we ended up getting more time off, so switched the location to the Florida Keys (honestly not a bad thing at all… a much better location)
Anyhow I get the challenges in looking for Vendors etc.
The Good News … in the end everything worked out fine… and so it will be for you too.
Hope this helps,