Susan
Devoted May 2020

Taking the Holidays Off?

Susan, on November 27, 2019 at 6:42 AM Posted in Planning 0 25
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I’m getting married in May and I’m thinking of taking the entire month of December off from doing wedding stuff. All the big things are done except a florist, and the holidays are stressful enough as it is. Am I crazy? Losing a month seems like a big deal, but on the other hand, the holidays are all consuming. 🎄 I’m already stressed and it’s not even Thanksgiving! Smiley smile

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  • Hannah
    VIP July 2019
    Hannah Online ·
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    Yeah, it's totally fine. You don't need to be wedding planning every moment of your life up to the wedding. I did planning in spurts. We got engaged a few months before I started grad school, so I didn't really do any planning during the school semester, and would do more during breaks.
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  • J
    Devoted July 2020
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    You can definitely take off and start fresh in January. Sounds like you made a lot of the decisions already - take a break and enjoy!

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  • Danielle
    Devoted May 2020
    Danielle ·
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    I've actually tooky this month off from wedding planning. I figured I'd save that money from this month for Xmas things.
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  • Kelsey
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    Kelsey ·
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    I planned it out so I would have little to no wedding planning until after the 1st of the year. Then after that I have every month broken down into to-do lists for each month. The only wedding planning I'm doing is coming on here and keeping on eye on items that I still need if they go on sale during the holidays.

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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica Online ·
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    I think really depends on what all you have left to do. Although all of the bigs things maybe be done there is a ton of little things that go into planning a wedding. I think taking time off is totally fine, but it entirely depends on exactly what you have left. I do feel now is a good time to purchase certain things like invitations, signs, guest book, etc. because you can generally find these items on sale for Black Friday so if you haven't already purchased these things I would highly consider doing so during this season. Also, I would find a florist sooner rather than later. Once you find a florist there is a ton of things you have to decide like bouquets, centerpieces, and ceremony decorations. If you feel comfortable not planning for a month then take the time off, but I would personally feel more stressed out because you are going to have to catch up once you get back into planning mode. I think an entire month off from planning is too longer, but that's just my opinion.
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  • Samantha
    Devoted December 2019
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    I would definitely take the month off!! It is good for the mind :-) if you have the big stuff done you are all set! Those smaller details can wait!!! You have plenty of time Jan-May
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  • Kaysey
    Devoted February 2020
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    I think that's completely fine and I hope you enjoy your time off! Taking the time to relax and get wedding stuff done will ease your mind going into the new year as you approach your wedding.


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  • Kathryn
    Super April 2020
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    I was planning on taking December off! We have everything locked down including rings, so we're ready to just enjoy the holidays and pick back up in January. Its down time for our jobs too - no one puts new code in production to keep things flowing over the holidays - so I'm going to focus on baking and prepping for Christmas.
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  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy ·
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    I've already started doing this--pulling back from planning. I have all of the major things done, and I really just want to focus on the holidays with my family. I don't look at it as "losing a month." It's more like recharging my sanity and strength for next year! Good luck and happy planning!

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  • J
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    Judith ·
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    We took 2 1/2 weeks off three times during our 5 month engagement, when we had professional exams, or twice when we went to or we're in 2-3 weddings per week, twice 2 weeks in a row. It did not cause any problem at all. Everything done but final adjustment to seating after RSVPs, 3 weeks in advance. In fact, after a break, we came back to it refreshed, happy, and very organized. Sometimes when you have small discrete blocks of time, it is easier to narrow down your tasks for a particular thing, and choose quickly among choices, not endlessly looking at one more thing. And we were happy with our choices later. And 3 weeks of doing nothing up to 2 days before the wedding left us relaxed and happy. No stress. I would say, with a May wedding, take off 5-6 weeks around holidays. And maybe do a little less for the holidays. Relax a bit. Enjoy .
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  • Kelsie
    Devoted March 2020
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    I think it's totally ok to take off and relieve yourself from any stress! The holidays can be stressful enough without wedding planning on top. My wedding is in March so we can't really take off the entire month of December because we will get behind as we are getting close to crutch time. Enjoy the time off!

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  • Sherry
    Rockstar September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    Everyone needs a break! Enjoy the holidays.

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  • Kyleah
    Super March 2020
    Kyleah ·
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    I've definitely done planning in spurts! Now we're pretty much just paying off the wedding! Smiley smile

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  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen ·
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    You’re fine! We got married in early June and I basically took off thanksgiving through February lol, then we sent our invitations out in early March and that was when I got back into it.
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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2020
    Sexypoodle Online ·
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    Do you actually plan something toward your wedding every day?
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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2020
    Sexypoodle Online ·
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    If all the big stuff is done and your wedding isn’t until May, I think will be fine taking time off. Plus it’s healthy.
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    I would say to get your floral booked, even if all the details arent exact. Once booked, most vendors will let you change your order up to a few weeks to a month out. After you have the big stuff done, breaks are necessary. Enjoy being engaged for the holidays!

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    I think it’s a great idea if you feel like you’re ahead. Enjoy the holidays!
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  • Ladyrae13
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ladyrae13 ·
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    I totally agree! i'm getting married din may too and i'm just going to relax and not worry about anything till the new year when we need to get our invite out and finalize things.Smiley star

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    I love how you plan on taking a break to enjoy the holidays! You deserve it Smiley smile

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