(Closed) Wedding moved up! I have 3.5 months to plan, OMG

posted 5 years ago in October 2013
Post # 3
188 posts
Blushing bee

Yes, been there, done that, got the ring to prove it- and it was WONDERFUL! Mine was 80 people with small bridal party on a small island in Georgia- a little more traditional, but we planned exactly what we wanted in 3.5 months! Enjoy it!

Post # 4
2652 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

Congratulations! I have faith that you can do it because 22 years ago my mother planned an entire 350 person traditional wedding with only a 3 month engagement (it was the only free date for a long time at the venue so they snatched it up).

Post # 6
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did! We moved up the wedding by a year and cut our budget by 3/4, leaving us with 5.5 months to plan, a 4K budget, and a LOT of stuff to do!

I found the location first, photog second, and my dress third! Luckily, my dress was a gift, so it didn’t count in the budget!

We had a 42 person luncheon, and rented a party bus so our 20 closest friends (and my Mom and godmother, who got wasted on Sambucca shots, which was glorious) could go out clubbing in the nearby city!

I did all our flowers two days before. I bought the flowers from Wegman’s and arranged five massive centerpieces, 5 corsages, 5 buttonieres, my bridal bouquet and two Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets!

Post # 7
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

Getting married next week after a 7 week engagement!  We’re having 40 people, and it actually came together pretty quickly!

Post # 9
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsSnowMountain:  i booked my wedding in 5 months from out of the country.  it was small, only 38 guests but still a full wedding with all of the details.

it is totally doable.  just stay focused and don’t overthink your options.

Post # 11
8879 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsSnowMountain:  friends of my FI’s had a surprise wedding for family only at the zoo over the weekend. there were 30ish people and they planned it in 6 weeks.


you have plenty of time.  you have the most important thing, the venue.  everything else will fall into place.


just stay organized!!!!


Post # 12
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I planned my wedding in 3 weeks. A family ceremony followed by lunch and 150+ people for a great evening celebration. It was a truly wonderful day from start to finish.

You can easily do it in 3.5 months. Also, with less time to plan you have less time to prevaricate or change your mind about things that actually don’t need changing!

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