Many people say that you need at least a year to plan a wedding, but what if you don’t want to wait that long? Life can give us plenty of reasons not to wait a year, and plain old excitement to already be married can be one of them. The good news is that six months is plenty of time to plan a wedding if you are flexible, creative, and able to work quickly. For a little advice on planning the big day, check out the three tips below.
Hire a Wedding Planner
Getting professional help is the most pivotal decision when you’re planning a quick wedding. A planner will offer a lot of advice on how to make the wedding of your dreams work in this time frame. They’ll also have many professional contacts, so you don’t have to worry about flowers, entertainment, or any little details. The best wedding planner will lay them out for you and let you choose the ones you like. A lot of the wedding planning time is spent just chasing down vendors and selecting the one you want at your wedding so that a professional planner can help.
Pick the Venue
If you’re having trouble finding a last-minute vendor, that’s where a wedding planner comes in. They’ll know what dates are available at different halls. If you decided to do the planning yourself, however, you’ll have to start calling up venues as soon as you’ve set a date for the reception.
Depending on the size of your guest list, if you can’t find a hall that’s available for the dates you need, don’t fret. There are lots of alternatives. Have you always dreamed of an outdoor wedding? You may consider a local park or a beach if the weather is right. Or, if you have a close friend that’s willing to lend out their large backyard for a day, you can always dress it up and have a lovely time. Try posting an ad on a wedding website, or even Craigslist, as a lot of people have beautiful private homes that they rent out for such events. Get creative, and you’ll find the perfect venue in no time.
Finding the Perfect Dress & Tux
Pick your dress as soon as possible to leave time for any alterations, or for it to be custom-made. Usually, when people take a year to plan a wedding, they pick their dress right away and have several fittings to make sure it’s sized correctly. If you don’t have time for that, the solution is to pick a dress that already fits! This may take some trial and error – and a lot of shopping, but many department stores carry beautiful dresses in different sizes. Find a good tailor for any small adjustments.
Along with the dress, have the groom pick out a tux right away so that there’s time to modify it if it doesn’t fit perfectly. Lastly, if you plan on having a wedding party, pick out their dresses even before you pick out yours. It’s likely that other people will need more time to buy the outfit and have it altered for themselves, so give them all enough time to do just that.
Enjoy Your Wedding Day at Central Jersey’s Premier Venue
Planning a wedding is stressful, especially in a limited time span. The most important thing is to enjoy it and pay no emotional attention to any chaos that’s bound to happen. If you’re still looking for your dream venue, consider contacting Windows on the Water at Frogbridge. We have a wide variety of event options to fit your needs and our facility will be perfect for you and your guests during your special day. Contact Windows on the Water by calling (609) 208-9475 to check availability and learn more about our options and amenities for your special day.