So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby JDin2013 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:41 am

Love this post! We just got married at the end of March so for a while I was studying for the LSAT, applying to schools, and planning a wedding at the same time. Luckily(????) I was unemployed so I didn't have to work at the same time or else I would've chopped my own head off. Planning a wedding is A LOT of work, but we can all do it! And the pictures at the end are so worth the sweat & tears. :) Yes we are all a bit masochistic, aren't we??!

Congrats to all you ladies!!! :mrgreen:

Extra kudos to those of you planning to have a family while in law school....that's a whole other can of worms I care not to open right now. :)

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby WithGrace23 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:55 am

I'm getting married in June 2011. I've been planning the wedding this year and have pretty much everything planned. (It was my goal to get everything set, vendors, dress etc. before law school). Hopefully now I won't have to worry about it next year until after finals.

The only thing that sucks is I probably won't be able to take a honeymoon if I want any shot at a good 1L summer gig.

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby moandersen » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:12 am

JDin2013 wrote:Extra kudos to those of you planning to have a family while in law school....that's a whole other can of worms I care not to open right now. :)


No kids for us till Im 2 years out of ls. crossing my fingers for no 'accidents' !!

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:15 am

congrats and good luck guys! for those honeymooning/moving close to LS, you'll be riding a wave of adrenaline. it'll be fine :)
wedding planning advice: just hire people and tell them what color you like. :)

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby Scurredsitless1 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:34 am

Honeymoon in july, wedding after law school, living in sin in the meantime..... :P

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby hannah87 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:40 am

moandersen wrote:
JDin2013 wrote:Extra kudos to those of you planning to have a family while in law school....that's a whole other can of worms I care not to open right now. :)


No kids for us till Im 2 years out of ls. crossing my fingers for no 'accidents' !!


HA, same plan here :D

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby OnWisconsin » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:43 am

So... who's planning a wedding before going to law school?


The same people who will be getting divorced during/after law school.



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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby webbylu87 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:47 am

motiontodismiss wrote:
BizOwner wrote:Your not alone. I'll be getting married just prior to my 1L and hope to start a family during law school.

Family first. Law school second


-1. Law school first. Career second. Family third

I'm not planning on getting married until I'm well past 30. Law school and working are both hard enough without a screaming baby in tow.

Congrats though.


+1

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby Burger in a can » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:11 pm

OnWisconsin wrote:So... who's planning a wedding before going to law school?


The same people who will be getting divorced during/after law school.



manditory cynical TLS post
surprised I'm the one that had to do it


What a jerk. That was neither 'manditory' (which is spelled mandAtory) nor funny.

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby OnWisconsin » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:19 pm

Burger in a can wrote:
OnWisconsin wrote:So... who's planning a wedding before going to law school?


The same people who will be getting divorced during/after law school.



manditory cynical TLS post
surprised I'm the one that had to do it


What a jerk. That was neither 'manditory' (which is spelled mandAtory) nor funny.



I apologize for the misspelling.

And you're correct, it's not funny.

It's true.

it's called sarcasm, lighten up

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby lsathalon » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:25 pm

OnWisconsin wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
OnWisconsin wrote:So... who's planning a wedding before going to law school?


The same people who will be getting divorced during/after law school.



manditory cynical TLS post
surprised I'm the one that had to do it


What a jerk. That was neither 'manditory' (which is spelled mandAtory) nor funny.



I apologize for the misspelling.

And you're correct, it's not funny.

It's true.


whoa now, no need to squash all of the happiness in the thread!

I'm getting married in June, honeymoon right after, then moving for law school! After 5 years of dating, I think it's about time, and I don't think whether we get married now or after law school will change our divorce likelihood (which I like to think is very small, although statistics say otherwise).

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby tintin » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:35 pm

not getting married here but two of my best friends are and I am seeing how much of a pain it can be!!

however...CONGRATS to all ya'll who are getting married, and best of luck :D

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby jks289 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:38 pm

We got married last June a week after I took my first LSAT. It was a disaster (the test, not the wedding). The nice part was I got the horrible score the last day of my honeymoon and was so happy I just laughed.

How are all of your spouses/soon-to-be spouses taking the stress of law school applications? My husband is a trooper, but I don't think anyone will be more excited than he is for when I make a final decision. For those of you brave souls who are planning a move, starting school, and a wedding for the same time... whew, good luck!

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby BizOwner » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:07 pm

Anyone want to chime in on having kids in LS? Experiences? Not to dos?

As previously mentioned, we are planning on it. Clocks a tickin'

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby jks289 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:11 pm

BizOwner wrote:Anyone want to chime in on having kids in LS? Experiences? Not to dos?

As previously mentioned, we are planning on it. Clocks a tickin'


There are a couple of threads on the topic:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=113723

But usually they get hijacked by people saying "You are CRAZY. I am only 21 and have been with my boyfriend was 6 months and I am not ready so therefore you and your spouse are not ready!!" I think having a baby during law school (after 1L) is relatively common among married students. We are planning to do it (depending on the school) so I am hoping to find a support system of other students doing the same.

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby BizOwner » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:17 pm

thanks..its nice to hear others in the same boat...

We'll probably plan on delivery sometime during the summer after 1L. My wife is school teacher so it will work well with both of our schedules. Of course plans and reality are often different as I have learned.

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby panadera » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:20 pm

We're not getting married until after law school. So I have 3 more years to "plan." But I can't technically do anything or make any planning-related decisions until the middle of 2L. Sad day.

Congrats to all the summer couples!

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby Shot007 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:33 pm

Congrats to all the newly weds and those about to be newly weds!

Reading this thread is inspirational, cause I did not think it was possible to get married while in Law School. But since so many others have done it, it definitely proves me otherwise. I really want to get married, to my best friend, and the love of my life - and I have been thinking of doing so right after finishing Law School.

Pending the billable hours that are required for first year associates, is this a better decision? Or is it better to get married in Law School, before the bloodshed of work hours are upon me?

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby Weez » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:13 pm

I'm getting married right after L1. Luckily for me I don't have to (cough-or care about-cough) make any of the decisions anyway. Fiance is finishing up her RN as we speak, so she wont have anything to complain about when I disappear into law books for months at a time.

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby motiontodismiss » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:15 pm

When the time is right (which will be WELL past the age of 30) and I find the right girl, I'm eloping.

Forget the bickering over the size of the ceremony, invite list, cost of the reception, and the long, 300 page list of other things you have to bicker over.

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby moandersen » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:24 pm

motiontodismiss wrote:When the time is right (which will be WELL past the age of 30) and I find the right girl, I'm eloping.

Forget the bickering over the size of the ceremony, invite list, cost of the reception, and the long, 300 page list of other things you have to bicker over.


sorry to break it to you, but it will be her choice whether to elope or not. she may well want to, but shes going to have the final say. believe me. but for your sake, hopefully the right girl wants to elope.

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby motiontodismiss » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:27 pm

moandersen wrote:
motiontodismiss wrote:When the time is right (which will be WELL past the age of 30) and I find the right girl, I'm eloping.

Forget the bickering over the size of the ceremony, invite list, cost of the reception, and the long, 300 page list of other things you have to bicker over.


sorry to break it to you, but it will be her choice whether to elope or not. she may well want to, but shes going to have the final say. believe me. but for your sake, hopefully the right girl wants to elope.


There's no way in hell I'm footing the $30k+ bill for a 3 hour wedding at the end of which everyone's going to be too drunk to remember. If she wants to foot the entire bill, that's fine by me. Plus, weddings are overrated.

I'll go along with anything she wants......as long as she's paying. Golden Rule #1: He (or she) who shall be stuck with the bill shall at all times have the final say.
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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby OneKnight » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:39 pm

My wife and I planned our wedding the last semester of both of our M.A. studies. I was applying to LS, she was applying to Ph.D. programs. We both wrote our theses, took classes, worked at PT jobs, and still managed to pull off a beautiful wedding, thanks largely to my mother-in-law's willingness to pitch in. Still, we were basically going mad the weeks before the wedding in March. :)

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby as stars burn » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:54 pm

Burger in a can wrote:Getting married in June 2011 to the most wonderful woman in the world. :) :) :) I couldn't be more excited about it. :mrgreen:


+1, except I'm getting married to the most wonderful MAN in the world, haha. He's my high school sweetheart :) Almost all of my wedding planning is done. Bring it 1L!

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Re: So...who's planning a wedding and going to law school?

Postby as stars burn » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:57 pm

OneKnight wrote:My wife and I planned our wedding the last semester of both of our M.A. studies. I was applying to LS, she was applying to Ph.D. programs. We both wrote our theses, took classes, worked at PT jobs, and still managed to pull off a beautiful wedding, thanks largely to my mother-in-law's willingness to pitch in. Still, we were basically going mad the weeks before the wedding in March. :)


Wow! That gives me hope! It's hard planning a wedding, going to law school and SAVE money at the same time though---glad you pulled of a great wedding =D




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