(Closed) Teacher bees… Wedding date conflict/options!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think that given all the time you have to plan it can be done. We had a semi Destination Wedding where we grew up and arrived about 3 weeks before the wedding. There wasn’t a problem at all. Good luck! 

Post # 4
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate the idea that I am so restricted as to when I can plan the most important event of my life because of my career!!”  

Well.  You don’t have to be a teacher.   Then you could plan like everyone else has to — without even that three weeks off.  

If you’re just a sub, can’t you just say you’re not available in the beginning of June, or whenever you want?

Post # 5
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m in the same boat, I am getting married in a few months and doing the whole honey moon during the summer.  would you mind getting married during a “spring break” or extended period or three day weekend? and honey moon in the summer?

Post # 6
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@peachacid:  Whoa. I don’t want to start a conflict, but I’m sensing a little derision towards teachers in your comment. I hope I’m wrong. One thing I’ve learned the older I’ve gotten is that people tend to underestimate how demanding others’ work is. I would never dismiss someone else’s work this way. I’m not a teacher per se, but I do realize that it is often thankless.

Post # 7
1925 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

12 days is PLENTY of time!  My Fiance and I are getting married over the 3 day Memorial Day weekend.  I’m taking Friday off, going back to work Tuesday, and I’m travelling across California to get married (from LA to the Bay Area).  It’ll be rushed, but it’s literally the only opportunity we have to get married!  I’m a teacher, and my Fiance is finishing up his last year of medical school and will be in residency by the end of my school year.  

In other words, you’ll be fine.  

ETA: We’re not taking a honeymoon.  Literally no time.  :/

Post # 9
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I planned our wedding in 8 months, and I was time restricted because we had the 11 days of spring break (including the weekends on both ends) for the university I was teaching at. It all worked out!

ETA: our wedding was 5 hours from our home and our honeymoon was in Pennsylvania.

Post # 11
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@peachacid:  Well, you don’t have to be nasty…


OP – I think 8 months for what you want to plan is PERFECT. You can absolutely do it. Don’t worry!!!

Post # 12
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

why not just do the wedding/honeymoon in august and then have the reception over columbus day weekend. then you have more of a planning cushion for that part, which will be more involved anyway!

Post # 13
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@toomanyspiders:  Take a look at this comment by the OP: “I hate the idea that I am so restricted as to when I can plan the most important event of my life because of my career!!” I am a teacher.  I would NEVER complain that my CAREER — which I love — is getting in the way of ONE DAY, which is certainly not the most important.  That bothered me.  Teachers get a lot of shit for a number of reasons.  One of those is that they get the summers off.  The OP is complaining that she “only” has three weeks off.  Well, most people don’t get nearly that much time.   

Also, since she is a sub, this shouldn’t even be a problem.

Post # 14
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Darling Husband and I are also on academic calendars, and we had a long engagement (>2 yrs).  We knew we were going to get married in the summer when we had more free time, but he proposed on March 2010 and we did not get married till June 2012.  I am very glad we had the extra time to prepare – I needed to be able to “put away” wedding planning every once in a while when I got too stressed, and we used school breaks (summer and winter) go visit FL and meet with vendors.

I suggest waiting, esp if you are already living together.

@peachacid:  I agree with you!

Edit: OP – Also – if you are feeling crunched for time, and he hasn’t even proposed to you, I think that is a sign that maybe August will be a bit too soon for you guys.

Post # 15
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@peachacid:  I completely agree with you.  I am a high school teacher and I get so sick of hearing my friends that are teachers complain about how little time off they get.  Give me a break!  Teachers work their butts off, but so do a lot of other people! FI has been at his company nearly 10 years and he doesn’t get nearly the same amout of time off as I do, and there are many days he puts in 12 hour shifts and works weekends.

We are getting married on June 1, the day after the last day of school.  To the OP. you have plenty of time.

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