How to Plan For Your Wedding in 3 Months
Planning a wedding – no matter how much time you have – is a strenuous task. Some people take years to plan their perfect wedding. If you aren’t willing to wait that long and want to say “I do” in three months, you have to plan your wedding differently. The key is to focus on the major tasks and do away with the unnecessary ones. Here’s how you can plan for your wedding in 3 months.
Start with the Basics
For your wedding to be a success, you have to set a date, make a budget, and choose a location. Think of the kind of party you want and start checking out venues. You might not be able to get your first choice if it is popular, but you will find a good venue if you think outside the box. For instance, you can rent out a restaurant or ask a friend with a beautiful backyard to let you use it. To get a popular venue, you can get married on a weekday or a Sunday.
Book the Vendors
As soon as you set the date and book the venue, book important vendors like the Hair Stylist, Photographer, DJ's, Caterer, and Florist. Due to the short notice, you may not be able to get your first options. Ask your family and friends for referrals and you might find skilled vendors who are not very expensive. As well, look for an officiant and get your wedding certificate in advance as it’s easy to forget these two things when in a rush.
Invite the Guests
Send invites as soon as possible to ensure guests RSVP in advance. If you still have time, send paper invites; if you don’t, send email invites. Give guests the choice of responding via email to make it easier for them. You may have to follow up on some people to get a response. Knowing how many guests will be attending your wedding is important as vendors usually ask for a final head count weeks before the big day.
Buy Your Wedding Apparel
You might not be able to get a custom-made gown, but you can find beautiful gowns in formalwear stores, vintage shops, and high-end consignment stores. If you don’t mind a non-conventional look, buy a colored wedding dress. Needless to say, you will save a lot of money. If you have a gifted family member or friend, you can request them to make a gown for you. Your groom can buy his suit off the rack.
These tips on how to plan for your wedding in 3 months will come in handy if you are in a rush. They will help you to beat the clock and have your dream wedding.
September 24, 2015