Post # 1
My fiance and I have a date set for April 28, 2012. We have the venue already and I have also already purchased my dress. A part of us wonders why so much waiting (total engagement length will be 1.5 yrs). We are now considering pushing up the date to October of this year. Is it POSSIBLE to plan a wedding in 5 months???
Post # 3
I planned my wedding in one month but I have a great friend is an event planner so I was prepared. My gf brother planned his wedding in 2 months @ a local golf course.
Start looking for venues and a photographer. Oct can be a busy wedding month. I also decided to have my wedding on a Thursday so I was able to get great deals as well as calendars being opened.
Dress- check out preownedweddingdresses.com. I purchased a sample and had my 1st fitting Wed. I’ve heard that David Bridal’s is a great option as well. I’m having a reception dress made in China which is another option as well.
There are many threads where fellow Bees planned a wedding in 5 months or less.
Post # 4
I think so. It depends how busy the rest of your life is, and how much money you have (time = money.) you’ll probably be able to do less DIY stuff.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2011 - Hunter's Ridge, Princeton, IL
@KarolynaX: It’s more stressful, but it’s totally possible. One of my great friends was in the middle of her two-year engagement & she and her FI though, WHY WAIT? Let’s get hitched. So they did…in two months. The wedding was FANTASTIC and they did a lot of it themselves.
Honestly, once most people get the big stuff figured out (venue, dress, big purchases, etc.), they don’t do much until six months out. 🙂 Good luck, lady!
Post # 7
We have the venue, my dress, photographer and DJ all lined up. My job isn’t too hectic, with many helping hands, it can possibly be done. Thanks!
Post # 8
My cousin got engaged in June and planned her wedding for the following spring. However, she and her fiance got so excited that they decided in AUGUST to move the wedding to New Year’s Eve! In four months, they put together the most beautiful wedding I think I’ve ever been to. They relied on a lot of help from family and wedding party, but it was really wonderful in the end.
When you get down to it, your wedding is just a big party. Five months is enough time to plan one of those as long as you don’t get totally consumed by the details. Good luck!
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
A friend just planned hers in less than 4 months. The key to her success was having her wedding on a weeknight. All of her top choice vendors were available because it is so unusual to have a wedding on a Tuesday night. If she had wanted a weekend wedding, she would have been out of luck around here. In MD, top vendors start filling up 12-18 months in advance. My MUA already has bookings for Spring 2012 brides, even though the wedding calendars advise booking a MUA 4-6 months in advance. ladies around here tend to plan way ahead. however, if your area isn’t like that, you may have better luck.
Post # 10
@KarolynaX: totally possible…..in Jan 2011, we pushed our date up to July 2011…previously we had it set for Sept 8, 2012 and it just seemed so far a way, we both didnt want to wait…..i had my doubts too, esp when we couldn’t find a venue….finally in March, we found one and have been planning every since…..i tell ya, as a very indecisive person, it makes making decisions much easier because there is hardly time to ponder and procrastinate…….lol 🙂 so i roughly will have 4-5 months of planning by the time our wedding day gets here…
it can be done!! 🙂
Post # 11
Thank you everyone for being optimistic. If the date we want is available, we may just go for it!