(Closed) “Whens the wedding!?!?!” Umm..dunno!!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How to handle your date-less problem...
    Pick out you major things, but don't commit to them until you know the final budget/date! : (8 votes)
    57 %
    When you get your job (and start makin the big bucks), then start planning! : (4 votes)
    29 %
    Get married while in school! : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Stalk wedding bee aimlessly until you are an old lady... : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    18641 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My husband and I waited to get married until after we both finished school.  We got married where we went to school which was good because a few months before the wedding we found out that we had to move across the country for his job.  Is there any way you could have a smaller wedding where you are living right after graduation?  There are lots of ways to save on weddings even if you invite a lot of people.  Check around here for ideas, lots of bees would be willing to help you out!

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

    my bf and I are doing the exact same thing.  I have money saved up, but our wedding date is Totally dependant on whether or not we get jobs that can afford enough to rent a place for the two of us. 

    It’s really difficult cause I just had to ‘officially’ push back the date.  What we decided is we do know where we want it (the venue doesn’t have many other people using it and the wedding will be in the off season), and I do have my dress, (we’re also in a small town) so that we can have a 3+/- month knowledge of when it’ll be and we won’t have to worry about the big things, just do the food and photog, and fun little DIY projects when we finally get to set a date.

    Post # 7
    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Well who’s paying for the wedding?  If it’s your parents, then your job status doesn’t necessarily have to matter.

    My Fiance and I are graduating in April and starting residency in June.  So we’ll be aimless mooches during the month of May, which sounds like an excellent time to get married.  We know we’ll have time off, and it will be a spring of celebration.  I wonder if it would work at all for you guys to get married around graduation (before you start serious jobs with no vacation time).

    Post # 8
    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Miss Sardine: keep saving up!

    I suggest to get your dress about a year out from your date.  Even if your date gets moved, it’s security that you have the dress (which some designers take For-ever to send you the dress)  I got mines early cause I knew exactly what I wanted and knew I wasn’t going to do any major weight change.

    Post # 9
    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I loved your clever “old lady” option, but ultimately chose to pick out major things and plan your budget. Further, I like your idea of marrying 7 months after you’re out of school. That way you’re a) not having to contend with your studies while still being in school and b) not caught up in post-grad life too much yet and responsibilities thereof. You’d thereby allow yourselves the chance to celebrate your love and then move on together, as one, to the jobs/home/life of your dreams, etc. Can you start saving now, little by little? Good luck and congratulations to you both!

    Post # 11
    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Miss Sardine: That’s a pretty good budget, I’m trying to save up a bit more, mines is currently $2,000.  lol, it’s going to be a small wedding needless to say ๐Ÿ™‚

    I agree with saving little by little, it’s amazing how many purchases you can do just out of your normal paycheck. (i.e. $40 for under garment, $50 for shoes, $20 for favor boxes) and make those items not eat into your overall budget.

    Post # 12
    949 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m not in exactly the same situation, but man, it’s similar. Fiance is out of school and stable job-wise, but I’m going to graduate with my master’s in a year and a half. Right now we’re saying that it’ll just be, you know, some time after I graduate. But like you said, sometimes it takes time to get a job! I’m going to be saving up, but it’s kind of a throw of the dice whether that’ll be money to hold me over until I get a job, or for student loans, or wedding money. And like you said in a previous post, the overall money will be a collective effort and I’m all for low budget… but still, ack.

    So I guess all I can say is that I’m sort of tentatively going for the “wait until I’m making the big bucks” option, but I’m going to see what I can do to pull together ideas and options before then.

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