Timing The Knot: Planning A Wedding Quick!

Timing The Knot: Planning A Wedding Quick!

Usually, when couples want to take their relationship to the next level, there is usually talk of tying the knot. Some couples can be so into each other that they decide to get hitched right away. And then some couples chance upon a last minute cancellation of their dream wedding venue, so time is of the essence to get everything in place. But can a wedding be planned on such a short timescale? It can, but even the healthiest relationship can be consumed by the stress. So, here is how to plan a wedding quick, but relatively stress-free.

Plan The Big Three…

In other words, the main essentials: the guest list, the style you want, but also the budget you can afford. By choosing who is important enough to come to your ceremony, as well as the get up of the whole day, this will have a major bearing on how much money you need to spend. On the other hand, you can look at how much money you have, and budget accordingly. Remember, there are things you can do to make it less expensive.

Lots of people, instead of having wedding planners, and having outside help, which costs a lot of money, do a lot of the tasks themselves. It’s important to remember when picking your guests that, if you’ve got such a short time frame until the big day, people might have plans already. This will lower your guest list significantly. The first thing to get in place is the date itself, and then it will have a bearing on your overall budget.

Assign Individual Duties…

There is no time for you and your partner to have discussions about the finite details, especially when you’ve got the invitations to send out. This is where it can get tricky between the two of you, but in assigning tasks for both of you to complete, separately and together, you are doing two things, you are getting stuff done, but you are entrusting the other person with important aspects of the ceremony.

This is the first test your relationship will face in the lead up to the big day. The trick is to make everything simple. Because time is of the essence, there is little opportunity to bicker about the designs of the invitations, it’s better to have something solid in place, such as silver wedding invitations, and that is it. The smaller details like this, especially in the lead it to the ceremony aren’t that important right now, and they won’t be later on. The important thing is making sure that the big day itself is going to run smoothly. So, in the lead up to the big day, you need to dish out the tasks evenly between the two of you.

Look At What Needs Doing Right Now…

Remember, with things like the dress, the cake, the venue, and basically, anything that requires something to be done that’s not in your control, you need to get done right now. With something like the dress, it takes priority, and because of the alterations that are very likely to be made, as well as the window shopping aspect of finding the perfect dress, you need as much time as is humanly possible. The amount of emails, phone calls, and endless back and forths about small details will take up a lot of time, so, you are better off going into the situation knowing exactly what you want. This will be the key to making everything as stress-free as possible.

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Check In With Your Partner…

The magnitude of the task means that you will both feel the pressure so you may very well feel that you are not spending as much time with each other as you normally would. This is par for the course, but remember, it’s about the two of you. So, take the time out to sit down with each other, so you know you are both on the same page, and the stress of the task itself may alleviate somewhat.

There are some fun things you can do with your partner to help make the planning a bit easier, such as picking the wedding playlists, but you can do it over a bottle of wine. Even something like sampling the food can be a joyful task. Emotions can run high in the stress of it all. It can be tempting to avoid each other because of confrontation, but you are much better off spending time with each other just to check in on occasion.

Stick To The Schedule…

In fact, if you haven’t got a schedule set up, this is the only way you’ll be able to get everything done on time. Because there is a limited window to accomplish everything, you need to make sure you are on target. Yes, this can result in a lot of high anxiety, especially if something happens that is out of your control. But, effective planning is the key to beating this. A handy hint, schedule in breaks. You may feel that this is wasted time, especially when you could be getting on with something else, but you need quality downtime to make sure you are being as productive as possible with your planning. If you feel that there is no time for a break, at least make sure you get your eight hours of sleep a night.

Enjoy The Day…

When the big day arrives, it is going to be a whirlwind, and while you may have felt these last few weeks have been a major whirlwind anyway, it’s not going to let up until you have finally tied the knot. The trick is to make sure you enjoy it as much as possible. The last few weeks have been trying in so many ways, that you had better make sure that the big day was worth it, and not look back on it feeling that it was a very stressful day. Take some time out to scuttle off with your partner, and just breathe in and relax together, after all, this is what the big day was all about!

Do you have any tips for anyone looking to plan a quick wedding?

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