when I was getting married, My family went through those situations where nobody could understand the pressure of making that one day beautiful. Planning a wedding isn’t easy. Planning a wedding to happen in 6 months or less is even harder. Here are a few steps that are helpful in planning a fantastic wedding in such a short time.
Decide a budget:
This is the first step in planning any wedding but even more important when planning on a budget. Because of the short time frame the money you spend won’t be spread out over a year or two. You need to look at what funds you have to spend and be able to live and pay your bills.You may need to scale down the vision of your wedding. It’s very easy to rely on credit but you need to seriously consider if entering into a marriage with enormous bills is a healthy start just to have an over the top wedding.
Make a guest list:
Discuss with you partner and family members about the guest list. Determine how many people you can invide with the budget and space you have available. As you proceed through the planning process, your guest list size may influence your destination choice, and likewise your destination choice may affect how many people you can invite.
Consider a destination wedding:
These are usually the easiest to do on short notice. This may end up costing you less money in the long run. Weigh your options. Most resorts have everything in place and can schedule multiple events with no problem on short notice.
Meet with a few different photographer:
Most photographers are busy and have limited schedules. But if you start early, your date is more likely to be available. Consider asking a friend whom you know takes great pictures. You may have to sacrifice the posed photos since those take practice to set up. Choose right photographer for your wedding/reception,pre-wedding shoots.
Go to a local printer and look through invitation books:
The invitation card might take long to decide the design, memo to write on that. Discuss with your partner and make a theme for cards in early stage. Find some printable online on write tour personal memo on that which makes more personalized card. Get some inspiration for wedding invitations from Pinterest.
Register for wedding gifts at a store offering the service:
Most national department stores and discount stores have a bridal gift registry available. The national chains also make it easier for people out of town. If you’re having a small and simple wedding you should keep your gift list requests modest and focus on the essentials (casual china, cookware, serving items, etc.). If you have a larger budget and can go all out for the wedding and reception despite the short time frame you can go for more lavish gift requests like expensive fine china, crystal and silver.
You can find a list of vendors who provide best wedding gifts at an affordable price at Wedmegood.
discuss food options for your reception and contact caterers:
Discuss various menus and costs.Are you going to offer a full sit down meal? It may be less expensive to offer heavy buffet.
Schedule make up and hair for yourself:
Makeup is the essential thing when it comes to bride specially. Every bride want to be princess on her special day. Scheduling makeup expert/hair-styling expert 2 months before your wedding day, helps in arranging some trials.
I would suggest you try makeup and hair with the different stylist and then decide with whom you want to continue with or find the best bridal makeup artists, compare and choose.
Meet with a few wedding dress designers:
Wedding dress shopping can be fun but most places take up to 4-6 months to have your dress shipped to you. This is the last thing you want to worry about. Remember, there are alterations that may need to happen as well. Instead of going to a shop that special orders go to the bridal stores that carry multiple dresses in stock. Instead of spending time in a store I would suggest you check some bridal outfit ideas online.
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