Just Said Yes April 2021

Planning & Finishing College?!

Alicia, on June 25, 2019 at 10:21 AM Posted in Planning 0 8
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Hi! I’m getting married in April 2021, which will be the same time frame that I’ll be completing the final semester of my bachelors degree in elementary education. I will most likely be working on my internship at an elementary school at that time, and I was wondering if anybody has gone through a similar situation? If so, tips and advice on how to make time for both and how to minimize stress would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


  • Melle
    Master June 2019
    Melle ·
    My friend is engaged and in a PhD program. I dont specifically know how she manages but I know she's organized and keeps lists to do.
    My advice though would be... DONT BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP. There's so many people who wanna help knowing it's such a big day. It's ok to ask for help.
    Also take breaks when you need them. It can all get overwhelming easily.
    Good luck.
  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    My fiance is finishing his degree and doing and internship while we're planning. Definitely ask for help, take breaks to care for yourself, and don't committ to something unless you're sure you have the time
  • Kali
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Kali ·
    I was planning my wedding over the past year while getting my masters and working 2 part time jobs and living many states away from my now husband. I survived so it’s definitely doable! What I did was get a lot of the booking of vendors out of the way during the summer, before school started. This definitely made it easier! Keep a spreadsheet of all important dates along with your budget. I also counted a lot on my partner to follow up with vendors as we got closer to the date since I was in the midst of finals! The last few weeks before the wedding we had almost no social life but it was worth it
  • Mary
    Devoted November 2019
    Mary ·
    My original date was May 2020 which is when I graduate but we wanted to do it earlier so that I didn’t have the stress of graduating and getting married at the same time. If you can handle it, kudos to you. I’d rather enjoy both of them separately!
  • Morgan
    Savvy March 2020
    Morgan ·
    I’m graduating 10 days after my wedding with my bachelors in science. I’ll be applying to medical school around the same time too. The best thing is to make sure your partner is there for you to help you get through it. My future husband has just been my rock through all this craziness. I wish you luck.
  • E
    Savvy October 2020
    Erin ·
    I just started planning with a semester of undergrad left! So far my plans is to do anything that on a suggested checklist timeline would fall during the fall to get it done before fall classes start so I don't have to worry about it then. Its also a little easier for me since I'll have 10 months between graduation and the wedding so I'll have a lot of time to plan while not in school.

    Also three of my bridesmaids are my roommate so hopefully they'll be cool with some brainstorming sessions occasionally
  • C
    Beginner August 2019
    Celia ·

    I got engaged at the end of my sophomore year of a music BFA. Take advantage of breaks, plan out what things you'll get done during summer breaks, winter breaks, etc. Figure out what things you really really care about, and what you don't. We also got an all-inclusive venue for the reception which was a huuuuuge help. We also split up the work so that I could focus on my classes, so I've done a lot of the research into what we need/options for how to get it, but my SO has done a lot of the actual work of figuring out the details and finding vendors/talking to people and stuff. It did work out that I have a couple specific things that I really like working on, and he has more of an overall vision, but the main takeaway is that you really need to be clear about what you have time for and what your SO needs to take care of.

  • M
    Super June 2019
    Mary ·
    Plan during tour breaks. I graduated on may 11th, went to fhana for 3 weeks and got married June 16th. Seriously plan during fall, winter, and spring break. Leave all the major things until then. When you have to physically see them. I bought stuff during breaks to make sure I knew what I wanted. It gets hectic but you can do it. Congratulations on both accounts.

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