(Closed) Too risky??

posted 6 years ago in College
  • poll: Should I apply for the course?
    Just focus on one thing at a time. Do the sex therapy course later : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Go for it! It's a one-time opportunity : (31 votes)
    89 %
    Other (please explain in thread) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Time wise, it’s entirely possible.  You just have to make sure you manage your time well, take advantage of your school breaks, and be willing to ask for/accept help.  I planned my entire wedding during my second year of law school.  We got engaged on August 15, 2010, school started August 23, school ended May 7, 2011, and our wedding was June 4.  Luckily I had my mom and bridesmaids to help with the DIY projects.  I don’t know what your financial situation, so I can’t say if how aspect will work out for you.  But whether you’re in school or not, just make a budget of what you can afford and make sure you stick to it.

    Post # 4
    299 posts
    Helper bee

    Start making your DIY stuff now, or decide it’s not mandatory to your day and skip it.  I planned my wedding while in grad school and taking CPA exams.  I skipped lots of DIY stuff when I realized that guests almost never notice that stuff, and in 10 years I wouldn’t care if it had been there or not, so it just wasn’t worth the stress

    Post # 5
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Adams_bee:  I’m a grad student and had my wedding in the middle of the semester. And it was a budget wedding with lots of DIY elements (self-catering a rehearsal dinner for 35; flowers; decorating reception venue, etc.). It can definitely be done.

    Would you be working full time and doing this program simultaneously? Or would you cut back/take time off at work to pursue this degree?

    Post # 7
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Definitely go for it. A career is so much more important than a wedding. 

    Post # 8
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Go for it!  One of my good friends planned her whole wedding while in law school and prepping for the Bar exam.  It is definitely doable.

    Post # 9
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I got my entire master’s degree while planning my wedding. I finished my master’s one month before our wedding. I was also working throughout. Sure, it was a little stressful, but I can’t even begin to explain to you how much I had to celebrate and how amazing and accomplished I felt. I can honestly say that neither my schoolwork nor my wedding planning suffered, though I was occasionally prone to a bit of distraction. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I say go for it, you have load of time to DIY before you start your course! 

    Post # 12
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was in medical school – pretty much the busiest kind of hell there is – while planning my heavily DYI wedding. I actually took a final exam the Monday after we got married. Not going to lie, it was very hard to stay focused on any given task at any given time. You have to learn to delegate and to let certain things go. You have to accept that your wedding will not be “perfect” in the bridal magazine sense of the word. 

    But you know what? My wedding was a wonderful experience, and perfect in its own way. And thinking back, the things that I chose to “let go” of really didn’t matter anyhow.

    And I still did my best at school. I told myself then that there would be many times in the future when I would have to juggle between my busy career and my personal life – and that this was as good of a time as any to learn. I did learn a lot of juggling skills in that process, and I am even better at my job now because of those skills. 

    Post # 13
    2067 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m a grad. student and got married while in grad. school!  My program began in September 2010 and was intended to end in December of 2011.  I completed the fall ’10, spring ’11, and summer ’11 semesters.  I got married in the beginning of September (I was in summer courses until early July) and I delayed my last semester to being spring ’12 instead of fall ’11.  Completing my coursework in July and getting married 2 months later was definitely stressful, but definitely doable! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can do it!

    Post # 14
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    you have over a year! that is plenty of time! Go for it, how exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    13015 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s definitely possible.  I work full-time, take 2 grad school courses each semester, and am planning my wedding.  It is, however, incredibly exhausting and time-consuming.  You have to learn time management really well and have good organizational skills. 

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