Wedding Planning | Tips for a Short Engagement

Weddings take a long time to plan and organize, right? Many couples set a date a year or two in advance and spend those months in between taking their time getting the best venue, dress, and catering for the big day. We got engaged in April 2016 and didn't get married until July 2018. It also gives them plenty of time to finalize all the smaller details as well. But do they always have to take this long? In short, the answer is no. If you would rather speed things up and enjoy a short but sweet engagement, here's my top tips to still achieve that wedding of your dreams.

Send Invitations As Soon As Possible

One of the first things you should do is send out your invitations. This may not be one of the first things that many couples do during the planning stages, but they might have longer to do this than you do! You need to give your guests as much notice for your big day as possible so that they can make any necessary arrangements that they might need to put in place, such as childcare and time off work.

Hire A Wedding Planner

If you are really pushed for time or are struggling to balance your wedding planning with work and other important commitments, then you could always hire a wedding planner. They will be able to take care of some of the big things for you, like sorting out a venue and caterers. You might also want to read a wedding eBook as well, as this can help you create a list of things that will need to be booked and confirmed. You can then pass this list onto your planner so they can take care of them all for you.
Look For Wedding Dress Sales

If you only have a few months to plan your big day, you might not have quite enough time to attend lots of dress fittings or have alterations made. Don’t worry, though, you will still be able to have the dress of your dreams. You will be able to shop in sample sales. Wedding dress shops regularly hold these, and they give you the chance to go home with a last-minute designer gown.

Be Flexible With The Date

You might find that when you try to book a wedding service or venue at the last minute, they might have already been booked up. Popular dates can sometimes end up fully booked at least six months in advance. That doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your dream venue, though. You might just need to be flexible with your wedding date.

Get Loved Ones To Help You Out

It’s also a good idea to rope in some of your friends and family to help you with the planning. After all, many hands make light work! If some of them have special skills, such as baking or are in a band, then they could even become part of your wedding day!
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