(Closed) Planning a wedding in 3 months?

posted 7 years ago in Dallas
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

Good Luck! I’m sure it can be done, but you may have to sacrifice some of your top vendors since they will most likely be booked.  My friend planned a DFW wedding in 7 months from FL. 

She did a hotel, which helped with all of the out of town guests, the room/food and what not.  If you don’t do a hotel, I would suggest looking for another venue that has in house options so it cuts down the amount of vendors you need to research and book.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom and I planned her wedding in 3 months, so I know it can be done! Good Luck! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi-ya!  I just moved here from Arlington and I miss DFW so much.  Awwhh..

Anywho…I saw that you mentioned budget was becoming a concern in your original post.  Are you and Fiance homeowners or know someone with an awesome backyard?  No no, keep reading, I’m serious.  Since I’ve started planning my wedding, getting ideas from pics and blogs, I have seen some backyard weddings that REDEFINE backyard wedding!!!  If you can find a reasonable place for rentals (chairs, tables, etc) you can really put together something quite lovely!  If we already had our home (hopefully soon, fingers crossed) I would be all over the backyard idea!!!

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Notice…my wedding date is 7/22/11.  That’s on a Friday evening.  3/4 of our guests are Out of Town but bc it is just a small, intimate guest list of 75 of our immediate family and very best friends, NOT A SINGLE 1 of them has complained about the Friday.  They are either working 1/2 day that day or taking it off completely.  We saved upwards of $2000 on the venue alone and got some awesome upgrades and add ons.  We also are finding that there’s lots of wiggle room with other vendors as well for having it on Friday. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

@soontobeMrsJarvis:

Definitely-We did ours in 4 months.  My daughters in 2 months.  What type of feeling do you want your wedding to have?  How many guests? 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you can wait, I would– I could have easily planned a nice wedding in 3 months but having year has given me time to change my mind and modify plans so that I can have the my dream wedding

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@soontobeMrsJarvis: We actually did a back yard wedding, but got everything else all together ourselves. lots. and lots. of work! I think we were planning something every day leading up to the wedding. It was great though, and gorgeous… all of the guests said it was one of the prettiest/nicest weddings they had been to, backyard or not!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Have you thought about having it on a Sunday instead of Saturday?  A lot of venues actually have discounts for a Sunday instead of a Saturday.  All of our guests are out of town(about a 2 1/2 hour drive..some people longer) and so we are having our wedding the Sunday of the May long weekend(May 29).  We are also having a 11:30 ceremony and a lunch time reception.  This is saving us a ton of money on food!  With it being a Sunday holiday weekend, people who have to travel longer distances can take Saturday to travel, Sunday for the wedding, and Monday to travel back.  Oh and when it comes to planning in 3 months, I think it can be done!  I’m at the 3 month mark now and I’m a slacker so most of my planning is being done now.  And I completly understand wanting the wedding to be done before your internship..I put of going to grad school for a year becuase I didn’t want to deal with the stress of working full time, grad school, and planning a wedding! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It can be done, but the bigger fancier places are probably already booked.

My brother-in-law is getting married tomorrow (!!) and they have only been engaged since late December, so that was only 2 months. Granted it was a very BUSY 2 months for them.

 

And ditto for the Sunday/Friday discounts.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a DFW bride and also planning my wedding in a short amount of time. (We just started planning last week- wedding will be June 11th- yikes!!!)

We are using a park in my parents neighborhood. It’s amazing and FREE! I know you said you live in the city, but have you checked out the local parks around you? I have a friend who had a beautiful wedding at River Legacy Park in Arlington in a pavillion (no need to rent tables and chairs!) a few years ago. She barely spent a dime over 1000.00 entertaining 100 guests! Just a thought 🙂

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