Planning a Wedding in a Short Timeframe

There are many reasons why you might want to get married sooner rather than later. Perhaps you hope to eliminate any kind of long, nervous build-up. Or maybe a family member is moving far from home and you want them to be at your special day. Whatever the case, it’s important to be extra organised so you can tie the knot sooner rather than later, without compromising on quality or detail. Here are several top tips.

Be Realistic for Your Wedding

If you’re not flexible with dates, you might have a hard time securing your dream venue. Many wedding locations are booked years in advance, so be willing to compromise. While you might be able to secure a mid-week date in an off-peak season at your preferred venue, it’s also worth considering other options. You could get the legal bit done at a registry office, for example and then invite your friends and relatives to a party at your favourite pub or restaurant. Or, if your house/garden is big enough you could have a blessing ceremony there that leads into a more informal celebration. Think marquee. Think cocktails. Think fairy lights. And remember, the magic is in the detail.

Think About the Wedding Essentials

Once you’ve secured a venue, think about essential details only and avoid tying yourself in knots with anything overly complicated. Wedding attire is important, of course. Put simply, men are usually easier to dress than women and suits can be hired. Think about any specific colour scheme you require and whether you want additional items such as bow ties, pocket handkerchiefs, engraved cufflinks and the like. When it comes to the dress, it’s probably better to go wedding shopping in person if you can, rather than ordering online. This is because your dress might need alterations and avoiding a last minute panic is crucial.

Source Your Wedding Talent

Professional wedding photographers, cake makers, wedding planners, etc. can also be booked up months in advance. So, if you’ve limited time to arrange your wedding, think about the talents of your friends and relatives. Do you know someone who whips up an amazing birthday cake? If so, they might be able to go that extra mile to create a cake for your big day. Perhaps your aunt is always posting artistic black and white pics on Facebook. Would she be interested in capturing your special moments on camera? Then there’s your super organised friend. She loves a challenge and might be perfect for taking control of the hen night arrangements. Don’t be afraid to delegate. You might even get ‘mates’ rates.’

Embrace ‘Something Borrowed’

If you want to get married sooner rather than later, you need to be savvy. It’s tradition for a bride to borrow something from a friend who has had a long and happy marriage, so perhaps you can ask your bestie if you can borrow some jewellery? Or you could stretch this tradition a little bit and borrow a classic vintage car if you’re lucky enough to know anyone who owns one. How about a beautiful Bentley or a Rolls Royce? Of course, for this dream to come true you might have to put out a few feelers, perhaps across social media. But with enough persistence you should be able to add a touch of class to your special day.

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