(Closed) Weddings and study

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: What do to with my date
    Leave it as is, put your big girl pants on and deal with it : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Move it forward to the trimester break : (5 votes)
    22 %
    Move it back to after the course finishes : (14 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Honestly, I too am studying and plan to marry in october 2014 aswell! I will also be in the middle of uni and trying to finish my teaching degree unfortunately.

    Im choosing to cut my study load in half for that semester so I can cope with it all. I have no idea how i am going to do it other wise.

    I also have two kidlets, aged 10 months, 3.5 and a step son who lives with us week on week off aged 11.

    I cannot deffer for that semester as I have all ready taken last year off to have my daughter (high risk pregnancy, issues after birth, establishing breastfeeding and sleep patterns, bla bla)

    Something has to give. If you cant cut your study load or work load back for that time, I would seriously suggest postponing the wedding till your study is complete.

    At least that way you would have something to look forward to, and have time to plan. 

    Oh I forgot to ask, what are you studying?

    Good luck with your decisions… Its a toughy.

    By The Way… Congratulaions!!!!!


    Post # 5
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m in a grad program and will finish 1 week before the wedding.  We had a 1 1/2 year engagement and we planned out major projects for breaks and holidays (including this one *spring break).

    It’s very stressful for me and often very hard to concentrate.  I personally wouldn’t want a wedding to happen during my studies because school takes up all the time I have. 


    Post # 6
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Brooke1226:  Thankyou πŸ™‚

    Hon, It sounds like you have a full on shedule. the last thing you need is to plan a wedding on top of everything! you will have a mental break down! 

    The only way I can see it working is if you get married with an extremely simple ceremony, bugger all guests and a very small no frills party or bbq for your recepiton. What you have to ask yourself is that what you really want for your wedding? Totes awesome if you do, but if you have the dream of the having the big shindig with all the frills and laces, I  would seriously consider revising your date.

    Where do you live? if its hot after october, im assuming you must be south of the equator too… you wouldnt be an aussie by chance?

    Post # 7
    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m doing my masters and working full time. Our wedding is in November, right after my final exams (hopefully – we don’t have the dates yet). I decided to start my masters after getting engaged and picking a date. Yes, it is a stressful time, even now, and it is going to get even more stresful – BUT I am more than confident that I will be able to handle everything with ease. I am a planner and I know what needs to be done when.

    You know what your abilities and limits are, and no one else will be able to decide for you if it’s going to be too stresfull or not.

    The best advice I can give you is to plan well ahead of time and use loads of lists on what needs to be done.

    Post # 8
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We got engaged in August, right before I started my last year of graduate school. We planned the wedding for October since I will graduate in May. I figured I would get all the big stuff done before I graduated and then I would spend the summer working on the DIY projects and details. I’ve been able to get stuff done, but it’s really hard. I’m currently working full time, going to school full time, and I’m doing my internship, which means I’m technically working 7 days a week. I was lucky that I could take online classes this semester, which helps, but now I’m finding that I just don’t want to do anything since I have things coming at me from all directions. I think I’m getting overwhelmed easier than “normal”, non-student brides.

    I would suggest you definitely move the wedding to one of your breaks. It will be hard, but completely do-able, and you’ll be happy to not study during your wedding weekend and thankful for more time to plan. πŸ™‚

    Good luck! It’s a hard road, but it’ll be worth it!

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