Planning a wedding can be stressful at the best of times – but what if you were to squeeze months and months of work in to just a few weeks? First of all, don’t stress. All you need is free time and the ability to make fast and informed decisions. Below, we’ve listed some whirlwind planning suggestions and some important things to bear in mind…
Create A Timeline
One of the most important tasks to complete is getting together a timeline of all of the tasks you need to achieve in the run up to your wedding and setting some deadlines against them. Even with over a year to plan a wedding, time can just fly by so any whirlwind wedding should always start with this.
Keep A (VERY) Open Mind
One of the biggest obstacles for a whirlwind wedding is availability. Be prepared that your first choice of venue, or photographer, may not be available, so you may have to compromise. Discuss this with your partner, and consider what are the most important priorities for you both, and make decisions based on this.
Don’t Stress About Your Dress
Surprisingly, a short timeframe is not a big problem when looking for your dream dress. You can get a custom-made gown in under three months but it comes with a big price tag. A more affordable option would be to check out designer sample sales, vintage stores or ready-to-wear bridal shops.
Find An Easy Venue
If time is really pushed, you want to try and find a venue, which doesn’t require huge amounts of creative work before you start. Try thinking sensibly when looking at the venue about how easy it will be to work within the space depending on your timescales.
Don’t Be Afraid To Get Techy
Forget hiring a DJ and don’t even think of sticking your iPod in the dock and hitting shuffle – use Spotify which lets you curate your own wedding playlist. For memory-making entertainment, try an ii.do live wedding photo feed. Wedding guests can share photos from the day on their Instagram which is then shown on a big screen throughout the day, and afterwards you can get all your favourite photos put into a traditional wedding album with your hashtag on the spine! Just make sure you have wi-fi!