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Over or Under: Wedding Planning 15 Hours a Week?

Rebecca, on September 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 75
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It’s easy to feel like wedding planning is taking over your life but actually couples spend an average of 15 hours per week wedding planning! That’s basically a part-time job! We have to know, how many hours a week do you spend wedding planning? Is it over or under 15 hours?

Over or Under: Wedding Planning 15 Hours a Week? 1

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  • C
    Super October 2018
    Cassandra ·
    Under now, it was more when I first started planning. I wanted to get everything done fast.
  • Kelly
    Master October 2018
    Kelly ·
    Under. We are very blessed to be able to afford a full service wedding planner.
  • Happy Hedgie
    VIP September 2018
    Happy Hedgie ·

    It varies week to week some are definitely over (I spent 12 hours doing wedding stuff last Saturday alone) but, some weeks I did barely any planning. Overall I'd say it averages out to about 10-15 hours a week or so.

  • FutureMrsR
    Dedicated October 2018
    FutureMrsR ·

    It definitely varies. Some weeks were welllll over 15 hours, and some I didn't do any planning.

  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
    Under!! I'm in school still. I don't have 15 hours to spend on the wedding right now!
  • Rachel
    Super May 2019
    Rachel ·

    Under, at most maybe 5hrs a week. And it will all be done by December, giving me a nice 5 month breakfast before the wedding.

  • Shinee
    Expert September 2018
    Shinee ·

    When I first started planning, I was probably close to 15 hours of planning a week, lol. But probably since some months ago, it's definitely slowed down as the day got closer.

  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    I totally understand what you mean! I'm in school too and I barely have time to brush my hair

  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
    Definitely under though I might spend that much time thinking about planning
  • alexisdemetra
    Devoted November 2018
    alexisdemetra ·

    Definitely over. A 300+ person wedding at a venue that doesn't have anything in-house (so outside rentals, catering, security, transportation, etc) means a TON more work. Luckily our coordinator comes on in a few weeks so hopefully I can cut some of that back.

  • April
    Super November 2018
    April ·

    These days it is closer to a couple hours a day but if you were to ask me 6-8 months ago, it was probably 8hrs a day.

  • L
    Beginner October 2018
    LaNae ·
    Under!! My wedding is small and simple, and everything was included in our package!
  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
    Probably spending that much time but not bc I have to. Just bored.
  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·


    I think about the wedding for definitely 15 hours a week, but actual planning depends on where we are at with it!

  • Future Mrs Sullivan
    Expert June 2019
    Future Mrs Sullivan ·

    Actually planning of the wedding, under 15hours a week. Thinking about the wedding, I am probably around 15 hours a week

  • 2d Bride
    Master October 2009
    2d Bride ·

    Good Lord! Nowhere near 15 hours a week. We got the officiant and the three venues booked in the first couple of weeks, then did absolutely nothing for the next five months.

  • Chrystal
    Super May 2019
    Chrystal ·
    Planning is under 15 hours per week now. We are doing a small wedding in Paris and I was able to book everything pretty quickly. Now I just causally look at ideas for decorations but I pretty much know what I’m going to do.
  • Laura
    Dedicated October 2018
    Laura ·

    I'd like to say under, but I guess when you add up all the little minutes doing this and that maybe not....

  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    Chrystal, you're getting married in Paris?! That sounds absolutely amazing!! That would be my dream wedding!! Where in Paris are you getting married!?

  • A
    Dedicated June 2019
    Andrea ·

    For the first several months, it was over that. Now, with so many things taken care of, decided, confirmed, it is under that.

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