(Closed) Want a summer wedding…so need to get engaged now!

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

My dream wedding was to get married on the beach in late spring. But then real life happened and we are getting married this November in a local venue.  He proposed in May and we could have waited a year but his mom is starting dialysis this fall/winter. We both decided that we wanted to get married while his mom felt like attending.  I started working on an outdoor lakeside wedding in October but everywhere was booked.  So November it is! My beachside wedding dreams and planning vanished.  But I am so excited about marrying this man, and I love that his mom can be a part of it.  Keep your dreams, but realize life sometimes changes them 🙂

Post # 32
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358 posts
Helper bee

Oh, my gosh. I am right there with you! He has a timeline that is up in September and we have discussed and agreed upon having a summer 2016 wedding. However, I am afraid that he will wait til th very end of his timeline and venues will be all booked up for June (which is the most convienent month schedule wise). He is not keen on the idea of booking the venue before the proposal so I keep stalking websites praying a date at a beautiful (yet very budget friendly) venue will stil be available when the time comes to actually book a venue. I am too type A to just sit around and stressing over things I cannot control is getting quite annoying.

Post # 33
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962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I think you can still have your summer wedding, if you are flexible. We waited about 1.5 weeks after the engagement before making any solid plans, although we had discussed what we wanted. I thought I would hold out for 2, but I couldn’t take any more “So, when is the big day?”. I sat down, and the wedding was planned within 2 weeks, dress and all. So now, I am enjoying weddingbee and everything that I didn’t take time to indulge in before. Best wishes!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I got engaged mid January and was married June 21st! You can plan a wedding in 6 months or even less if you don’t do a ton of DIY. Remember though, you will be marrying the love of your life and that is the most important thing!

Post # 35
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Another short engagement here – engaged Dec 18, 2014 and married June 13, 2015. 6 months was plenty of time. I actually think its better because you don’t have the wedding hanging over your head for so long! And not enough time to stress out over so many options. My DH and I basically had 2-3 options to choose from for all our vendors and it was a great way to do it, so much less stress!

Post # 36
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Nothing to keep you from getting ideas And doing some pre-planning. i have two months left and I’m doing things I would have put off Til last minute anywaY. We got engaged July 5 2014 and wedding is sept 19 2015. I did a lot up front and then life got in the way and I didnt xo one wedding thing for probably 3 months and the. Picked back up again. 

The advice I was given was to treat people even better than I normally would when it came to family and vendors, Bc even if we don’t realize it we can let some of our own stress/expectations rob our joy and make us a pain to deal with. i told people I wanted a laid back wedding bc the most important thing was whom I was marrying (the hard pRt was finding him) and even if you don’t believe it at first, you say it enough when ppl say “omg, are you nervous?” or “OMg are you stressed” that you start to believe it and then realize it Is true. 

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