Last minute weddings can work! Here are some great tips in this contributed post to help you perfect your last minute wedding.
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Who says you need to have a few months between getting engaged and then getting married? Sure, most people tend to spend a good year or so organizing their special day before they do head to the church, but there is no need to plan so much if you don’t want to. In fact, there are now lots of couples who like the idea of last-minute weddings so that the stress of organizing such a big event isn’t dragged on for too long. Think this sounds like something you’d prefer to do? If so, here are some great tips that can help you perfect your last-minute wedding.
Sort Out The Dress First
One of the first things you need to do is find your wedding dress. Most dress companies will need a couple of weeks at least to make alterations so your choice of dress fits you perfectly on the day. So, it’s a good idea to source a dress before anything else. That way, you know that it will be all ready to go on your wedding day.
Forget Save The Date Cards
Many people often send out save the date cards at least six months before their big day. These aren’t official invites, and they are just sent out so that guests don’t double book themselves on the wedding day. The invitations are often sent out about two months beforehand. However, as you don’t have this much time, it’s a good idea to forgo the save the date cards, and simply send some wedding invitations instead.
Still Look At Different Venues
Even though you might not have much time, it’s still worth trying to squeeze in viewing a couple of different venues. This will give you an idea of the style of venue you want, such as a church, event hall, or stately home, and what you will be able to get for your budget. It will also give you a good idea of just how big your chosen venue is and how many guests you will be able to invite.
Bake The Cake
There probably won’t be time for a bakery to take an order for your wedding cake and bake it for the wedding. But that doesn’t mean that you have to go without a cake. Instead, you just need to bake one yourself. You might even have quite a skilled friend or relative who would be willing to bake a cake for you, so it’s worth asking around.
Get Catering From A Local Restaurant
Similarly, there might not be time to book a catering company. Thankfully, many restaurants can cater large events at short notice, so it’s a good idea to see which restaurants and eateries in your local area might be able to help you out. Most will be able to supply large platters that can create a delicious buffet.
As you can see, your last-minute wedding doesn’t have to be rushed. There are lots of ways it can be just like what you have always dreamed of!
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