Post # 1
Have any of you planned (or are any of you planning) an entire wedding in 4-6 weeks? I have been gathering info and ideas for months, so once I get rolling, I think it will be feasible and doable but wanted to know if anyone else on here has already taken the plunge!
Post # 3
I think it depends on what you really want how simple or how complex everything is…. We planned my sisters in 3 weeks and it was nice but pretty basic and simple
Post # 4
I am a perfectionist and I wanted so many things but I rushed it in 6 months. I have to say that this is my biggest regret. Unless you are okay with a simple wedding, I wouldn’t recommend risking it. Do you have a dress yet? The perfect dress would take at least 4-6 months to order. Do you think you could live with just getting any dress? Also, do you need to book vendors? Most are probably booked up in this short amount of time. The photographer is probably the biggest wedding regret that brides have. So make sure you have one you like.
You only get married once and if I could do it all over again, I would have given myself more time.
Post # 5
i really don’t want a wedding at all… i just want to be married. but since i have to have one, i found adress (fits just needs tailoring 100 bucks); my cousin offered to cater for free, i found a hall for the reception, my church is available on the dates i looked at, and i am a huge diyer so i plan on printing invites, sending em out, and hooking up my stereo system to my laptop with my itunes if dancing is a must 🙂 however, whether or not i can ask people to be be part of the wedding party at such short notice is where my concern lies
Post # 6
@misscockatiel: sure I don’t see why not! I would simplify their needs a bit, by telling your girls to just wear their Little Black Dress, and the guys can just wear black pants plus white shirts. Everyone should have these, and if you’re cool with them wearing whatever you want then that works too 🙂 If you have people you love and you want to stand with you, I’m sure they’d love to!
Post # 7
Im going from engaged to married in about 8 weeks and planning it on my own.
You can do it if you want a simple wedding or if you want to buy a package type wedding.
Find make a short list of your must haves and stick with those. the rest will fall into place.
Post # 8
I’m sure you can and like other bees said it just depends on if you’re comfortable with it being a more simple occasion which it sounds like you are. Also, you’ll have to keep in mind that your guest turn out might not be as good as it would be if you were sending invites out about 8 weeks in advance which I think is about normal.
I got engaged this summer and am getting married in May so it will be about a 10 month engagement and some people have told me they don’t know how I’ll plan it, I think 10 months is PLENTY of time though.
Can I ask what the rush is as far as only wanting 4-6 weeks to plan? I’m not trying to discourage you as I do think it’s possible it’s just going to feel rushed and it will be difficult I think.
I think people would be willing to be in the bridal party as long as you don’t pick an expensive dress and accessories for them all to buy.
Post # 9
@misscockatiel: what are you colors theme etc if i have anything you could use i’d let you have it good luck with all your planning
Post # 10
Yes, you can!
Fiance and I have known we were going to get married for a while now, but we only started to actively plan last month, and our wedding is next month. Even though we’re not ready yet, I think we could have done it in a month if we had to. It sounds like you have most of the important things (i.e. the venue and the officiant) out of the way, so you’re good there.
I would send out invites ASAP so that your guests have time to a) receive them, b) rsvp, and c) make travel plans. If you have a lot of out-of-towners, you may find that a lot of them just can’t make it on such short notice, so you’ll have to decide if you’re okay with that.
As for the wedding party, I agree with what arenyth said, go with clothing they already have and it’ll be fine. I know a lot of people don’t like bridal parties in black, but it is something most people already have and you can just get the girls flowers or shoes, and the guys ties or shirts, in your wedding colors and those little splashes of color will really look fantastic.
Post # 11
hey all thanks!
We want to move in December or sooner, so we would either both get our own places for a year, and then get married, or get married before the year is up.
Plus we are both Christians and are abstaining till we are married… it’s been a tough 6 months 🙂 So hopefully we will be wed before the year is up, God willing. We’ve discussed everything in depth, finances, family, friends, history, etc. etc.
Anywho little black cocktail dresses and black suits or rented tuxes with accent colors would be great.
Good luck to you other bees that are planning in short time frame and thanks for the advice!