(Closed) Wedding one week after graduation??

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not a 20something, but I am doing a grad program (physiotherapy) after doing a kin degree nearly a decade ago.

We were looking at two possible weekends: 2 weeks or 6 weeks after my board exams

We chose the 6-week gap; it will give us time to breathe ENJOY the lead-up to the wedding, rather than just rush into it. We feel it’s important to savour that time without the stress of my school.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Lol my wedding ended up being 4 days before my graduation. And yup, I decided to skip graduation to relax on the beach in Mexico. To me it was worth it:)

I think you should be fine to do both though as long as you prepare to get some wedding things done ahead of time. Congrats on both occasions!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have my exams 4 months before my wedding, and graduate the week after, wedding is september, and have been planning for a year already so not been too stressed, will see when it gets closer though xx

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think if you have that much time to plan, you will be fine! 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m graduating this May, starting my graduate school program one week later, and then getting married 4 weeks after that– and I’ve only had 7 months to plan it all! You should be perfectly fine having a week between graduation and your wedding– you’ll have a few days between exams and graduation (I assume– that’s how ours is) to relax, and most of the last-minute “running around like a chicken with its head cut off” moments don’t happen until the week of anyway. Especially since you have over a year to plan 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee

It’ll be a crazy time but I would just think of it as a month-long celebration, lol. Depends on how well you can handle the stress of all that. If you can do it, then go for it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Fiance is in graduate school and will be graduating next May 3rd. I will be finishing my undergraduate degree in December of this year, but the graduation won’t be until next May 18th. We’re getting married on May 11th next year.

I will be skipping my graduation for the honeymoon (Sorry, but Hawaii sounds so much more appealing) and have absolutely no idea how it’s going to work logistically, but we don’t have much choice.

Oh, and on top of that, we’re going to be relocating to a completely new city the weekend of May 25th.

I’m grateful I’ll be the one graduating early, since I’m the one doing the bulk of the planning. But after an almost 2 year engagement I think we’ll have a lot out of the way.

I knew someone who last year got married the day after graduating medical school. If they can do it, you (and I) can too.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am 23, and getting married in August. I graduate from undergrad in about a Month, May 14th to be exact. I decided not to get married right after graduation even though I really wanted a May wedding because of stress of finals, and preparation for my boards. We got engaged this past October so during school year which made it a little harder. 

I think you have plenty of time to plan the large things. The small things will all come together but don’t let wedding planning come before studying, and other important school related things it doesn’t go well for grades (speaking from experience!). 

Good Luck, and honestly I am sure whatever you do you will be fine especially with this time frame! 

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