How to Plan a Last Minute Wedding
If you’re one of those “lucky” maids of honour who’s just got the news that she should organise a wedding in less than a month, you’re probably somewhere between fainting and completely losing your mind. However, there’s nothing to worry about; you’ll be able to plan a perfect wedding at short notice. With a little bit of organisational skills, some tips we’ll gladly provide, and much enthusiasm on your part, you’ll manage to pull off a perfect fairy tale wedding for the truly lucky bride.
When it comes to organising any event, lists are your best friends. This is especially true when it comes to short notice ventures, where you can easily forget crucial things. That’s why you should have everything on paper, even the things you may think you could never forget. Buying the dress and tuxedo, ordering the wedding rings, finding a venue and caterer, booking a photographer, ordering a cake, and sending out the invitations are just some of the crucial wedding checklist items. Once they’re crossed off the list, you’ll know you haven’t forgotten anything too important.
Ask for help
You shouldn’t be afraid to ask for advice or help from someone who’s previously gone through this type of chaos. They can give you a first-hand insight into what awaits the future bride and groom if they decide to tie the knot at City Hall. What’s more, since they’ve already gone through an entire search process, they could recommend some great venues or restaurants where the happy couple could exchange their vows.
Thanks to modern technology, you don’t have to make wedding invitations anymore- you can use the power of the internet instead. Invitations need weeks to print and fully decorate, so inviting the guests via e-mail or a Facebook event may seem a bit impersonal at first, but it’s a lifesaver. Not to mention it’ll save you so much time, and you’ll have a better insight into who is coming and who isn’t by their responses.
The wedding attire
Wedding gowns require weeks for alterations, so avoid buying the dress that’s not guaranteed in stock. Visit retail outlets, look at the dresses first-hand, and try them out that same day. The stores are budget friendly, easily accessible and you’ll have the opportunity to buy the dress you like immediately and take it home if it is the one. Furthermore, renting a tuxedo for the groom will take much less time, but still shouldn’t be left for the last minute. You never know if some mishap can occur, so order a tuxedo as soon as possible.
The venue and food
Considering the circumstances, you probably won’t have the time to find and hire a wedding planner who can show you all the beautiful venues. Therefore, look for them yourself and try to book the one that can host both the ceremony and the reception. Restaurants are often the best choice, since they will provide you with the food as well. However, if you can’t manage to book a restaurant, or you find your house to be more appropriate, make sure to hire a caterer. What’s more, if you’re planning a summer wedding, add the best mobile coolroom hire in the city to the list as well, because you’ll have to preserve the food in cool storage.
Last minute wedding doesn’t have to be a nightmare to plan. With a bit of organisation, help from your friends, and a lot of positive thinking, the whole occasion can look just as charming as if you were planning it for months. Just make sure you have your wedding checklists with you, don’t be afraid to seek guidance, and you’ll be on the right path to organising a perfect wedding the lucky couple will never forget.