Hello fellow planners, I'm a newbie here dipping my toe in the water.
I need a bit of advice from those of you going through the planning stages at the moment.
My other half and I have been together for years; we live together and have an 8 year old daughter. We have decided to tie the knot, for various factors. We know that we are in it for life, and feel like we want to formalise it. Also we have both seen our fathers dealing with health issues over the past couple of years, and came to the conclusion that as we get older, it may be easier to navigate any rough times ahead as husband and wife.
The only question that we have now is timing.
My father is seriously ill, and starts a course of chemo next month. By early autumn we should know if it is having a positive impact on his condition. If not then the final course of action will be to consider a transplant, or for him just to have supportive care for as long as he has. My FFIL also has some health complications.
So, ideally we would set the date early next year – however, I have suggested November to my other half. It would break my heart to wait till spring to find that my father is too ill to attend/enjoy the day. However, this does not leave us long to plan/save.
I’ve got venues/suppliers/dresses scoped out already – can we pull this together in 6 months? Also, will people be keen on attending a wedding so close to Christmas?
I know where my heart lies (a Nov date), but I also need some level headed advice. Hope I've not rambled too long!