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As students, we have so much going on from always stressing about something to  our hectic schedules filled with tests, papers, and presentations. Add planning a wedding on top of all that and you could easily get caught up in a feeling of absolute chaos. It can be very overwhelming to try to manage these two things simultaneously. I get it. But it isn’t as impossible as it seems! There are a few things that you should do in order to manage school and plan your dream wedding at the same time without feeling overstretched.  

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Schedules Are Your New BFF 

The very first thing you should do is write down all the important dates relating to school (exams, finals, papers) and then go through and add the important dates for planning your wedding, like dates to tour venues or the day your bridal party will be. Any important dates that pop-up throughout the process should be written down immediately, even if you think you’ll remember them. All of this will help you keep track of what’s going on, and also help you to prioritize tasks.

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Budget Now, Save Later

In this day and age, I think that budgeting is one of the most important steps in planning a wedding, whether you’re a student or not. Being a student is already incredibly expensive; add a wedding on top of that, and money becomes a serious concern. It is so important that you sit down with your partner and talk through expenses. Establish a budget that works for both of you and stick with it! 

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Help is Always Welcome 

There is no shame in reaching out to professionals to help lighten your workload. Wedding planners, like Hannah Guest (link to her site on her name) at Your Best Guest, are there to help you plan the best day possible while keeping your stress levels low. You may not want to spend extra money on a planner, but they can help you stay within your budget by getting you deals and also talking to you realistically about what you spend your money on. However, as a student, you may not have the resources to hire a planner. That’s okay too! Have a parent, sibling, or even a friend help you with some of the coordinating tasks. Getting help from others will benefit you in the long run.  

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Separate Your Focus

A lot of student brides online testify that the best thing they did was focus on schoolwork while they’re were on campus, and then focus on wedding planning while they were at home. You need to figure out a way to break up your time so that you dedicate enough attention and effort to both schoolwork and wedding planning. Prioritize your tasks, and then focus on one thing at a time, giving it all of your attention. This will help eliminate the feeling of being overwhelmed and make everything seem more manageable.

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Postponing is an Option

Trying to juggle both school and planning a wedding is difficult. If it feels like you cannot handle doing both, then it is 100% okay to push back the date of your wedding. You want to prioritize getting a good education, and your wedding shouldn’t interfere with that. Your partner should respect this decision and still want to marry you, even if it’s postponed for a few months. This also helps to ensure that when your wedding day does come, it’s the best it can be!

Planning your wedding while in school is obviously challenging, but it is doable if you manage your time and efforts correctly. By prioritizing certain tasks and getting ahead on your schedule, you will be able to succeed in school and plan the perfect wedding. 


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