Most people plan their wedding at least a year in advance in order to give them time to make it absolutely perfect. For others, getting the wedding planned as quickly as possible is much more desirable in order for them to move on with their life. Just because a wedding has been planned at short notice, doesn’t mean that it can’t be stunning and meet the couple’s expectations.
It is perfectly possible to plan a wedding in just three months, but there are some considerations to be made. In this article, we are going to offer some tips to help you achieve this. Read on to get some expert advice.
Before you even begin to plan a wedding in just three months, you need to make sure that expectations are met. This means that both the bride and the groom should accept that things aren’t going to be easy and that there might be some things that can’t happen on the big day. For example, if you have a dream venue that is typically booked up in advance, you will find it hard to secure a spot just three months away.
Expectations also need to be set when it comes to the guest, entertainment and other aspects of the big day. Not all guests will be able to make it with just three months’ notice, especially if they have to fly across the country. So, set expectations and ensure everyone is aware of what this wedding will be like.
Create A Timeline
No wedding can be organised in just three months if it hasn’t been carefully planned. Everything needs to be set out and there can’t be anything that is left to the last minute. If you are planning a wedding for three months’ time, you need to ensure that you are booking everything as soon as possible. The best way to make sure that nothing is missed is to create a timeline of events. There are some things that can wait a bit longer, for example, finding the wedding favours and choosing the menu. On the other hand, the venue, suppliers and entertainment need to be booked right away, otherwise, you could be disappointed.
Spend some time creating a timeline and a checklist and this will make things much easier to handle. You might even be able to find some tools online that can help with this.
Consider Hiring a Pro
Often, the best way to get a wedding planned in just a short period of time is to hire a professional. Most wedding planners will want to plan a wedding a year or two in advance and if they are busy, they might not be able to take on your wedding at such short notice. However, if you can find a party planner who is available, you might find that this makes the entire process much easier.
Party planners are experienced in this kind of project and can get all of the party things organised in no time at all. They typically have links with suppliers and can dedicate their time to getting your wedding planned quickly. It is important to note that a party planner will cost you a lot of money and if there is short notice, they might charge even more. If you can afford it, we would definitely suggest that it is worth it to get your dream wedding organised on time.
Keep the Wedding Party Small
Another tip that we have for those who want to plan their wedding in just three months is to keep the wedding party as small as possible. When you have a large wedding party, you have more people that you need to rely on to answer your questions, go to dress fittings and make sure that they are there on time. The smaller the wedding party, the easier it can be to plan the wedding. Some last-minute weddings will keep the wedding party to just the bride, the groom, the maid of honour and the best man. This doesn’t have to be the case, but it is certainly both cheaper and easier to manage.
Keeping the wedding party small for a quick wedding goes hand in hand with keeping the guest list small. Having a long guest list will require a larger venue and additional funds which can be tricky when you are planning a last minute wedding. On top of that, guests might not be able to commit to coming to your event at such short notice. Keep the wedding party and the guest list as short as possible to make things easier.
If you are struggling to find suppliers and entertainment for your big day with just three months to go, it might be time to get creative. If you can do some of the smaller things yourself, you can save both time and money. For example, if you were originally planning on sending out wedding invites that were printed by a professional stationery company, they might not be able to do this at short notice. To get around this, you could send out an email invite to those on the guest list. This can also save you a lot of money.
If you know anyone who could help with anything from flowers to a musical performance, it might be worth getting in touch with them. Why not skip the traditional wedding cake that needs to be ordered well in advance and try cupcakes instead? The more creative you are willing to be, the more unique your wedding will be. On top of that, it is much easier to find cupcakes in just three months than a professional wedding cake supplier who is available.
There is no reason why you can’t have your dream wedding in just three months so make sure you take on board our tips. Once you get planning, you’ll be under a lot of pressure, but it will be worth it when the big day comes around.