Post # 1
Any one else plan a wedding in 4 months? Did you regret not having a longer engagement?
My SO and I have been together a long time (7 years) and always planned to get married but didn’t have a specific timeline. However this past winter I almost lost my mom and then my grandmother and decided I just didn’t want to wait a moment longer. I told him but somehow he didn’t get around to proposing until this month. Now I feel like we have little time left to plan if we want to do it this year. Ice always wanted a beach wedding so it’s either do it by October or wait until next April. Is October way too crazy? I worry that half the invited ppl won’t show up because they have so little notice. We would probably be inviting 100 ppl (he’s got a huge family). Will I have no choices for dresses, venues, etc? Would you just wait until next year?
Post # 2
SeaRhapsody: Depending on what city you live in I say it’s doable. Venue’s can be found especilly if you do Friday wedding over a Saturday in the off season (cheaper too). The dress is tricky, you would have to buy off the rack …unless you go to Dabid’s bridal , they told me they can order in less then 3 months time, but it’s cutting it close since you will need alterations…in a short timeframe I would find a local dress maker and have one made, dressmakers can make a dress pretty fast once they get the material , unless they have many dresses to make which will be unlikely since most brides buy from stores. Keep the wedding straight forward and simple is probably your best bet, but you may be able to buy decor from brides that had weddings during the busy wedding season.
Post # 3
we had a 7 month engagement. it was too long for me. i could have done everything i needed in 4 months. DH’s friend, an event planner, told us 4 months is all you need to plan an event.
i was not committed to any particular date or venue so we took what was available and liked.
Post # 4
I wish we could have had an engagement that short! But due to work obligations and family schedules, we’re having a 13-month engagement. It definitely does not take that long to plan a wedding though, no matter what the wedding industry wants you to believe.
As long as you can find a venue you like and don’t mind buying a dress off the rack (and for a beach wedding dress I think there’s lots of off the rack options), I would say go for it!
Post # 5
Ours was five months from the time we decided to get married to the wedding. It was a rush to get things put together but the wedding was beautiful. It’s totally doable.
Post # 6
Whew, it is great to hear that others have done it.
I think part of me is afraid to miss out on or rush some if those pre – wedding moments, like shopping with friends, ordering a designer dress, etc. But the other part of me would be crushed if we lost one of our loved ones before the big day.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University
I was engaged Oct 5th, married March 15th. I don’t regret a thing. Then again, I’m in the wedding industry and I’m pretty decisive so I had those things in my favor! I just wanted to be living my husband! 🙂