6 Tips for Wedding Planning on Short Notice

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Everyone’s wedding tale is different, and not everyone has the luxury of time when deciding on details. If you find yourself with limited with time before the big day, don’t worry! It’s still possible to pull this off and put together your dream day. Here are a few tips to help make that happen as effortlessly as possible:

Set a Budget

First off, you and your soon-to-be husband or wife should sit down to figure out how much you are willing to spend on your wedding and how to financially planfor that. Then talk to the immediate families involved to make sure everyone is on the same page going forward. Having this conversation will help to avoid conflict or awkward money related issues during the planning process. 


Shorten the Guest List

A smaller number of attendees will simply make things easier to manage when you’re under stress and crunched for time. Not only will this save you money, but working with fewer people offers more opportunity to invest in other aspects of your wedding and concentrate on quality over quantity. Once you have the trimmed list, it’s time to start sending out invites to get a concrete number to begin planning.

 Prioritize Your Decisions

When wedding planning it is key to make your biggest decisions first. Leaving the critical choices until the last minute may result in you not getting everything you had hoped for. Start with deciding on what dream venue you and your soon to be spouse envisioned. Then work down to the more granular details that require less attention like attire, flowers, and decorations. Also consider what is most important to you and your spouse. For example; maybe you both are most concerned with booking a quality photographer or videographer. Making this choice well in advance ensures that you’ll get who you want without settling for your second choice. 

Stay Organized

Managing all the countless tasks in the months leading up to your wedding is crucial in order to be sure everything is secure going into your big day. Keep a planner with dates, ideas, vendors information, and daily checklists to be sure you are staying on track and in contact with people in a timely manner. There are even various wedding planning appsout there to download if you prefer staying organized via smartphone.


Hire a Wedding Planner

If you have the budget and resources, hiring a wedding planner could save you major headaches and cut down on your responsibilities for figuring out, and keeping track of details on your wedding day. Not only is it an extra set of eyes on making sure the process goes smoothly, its someone experienced with weddings offering insight to help you make your most confident decisions. 

Book Your Honeymoon in Advance

After your wedding day, it is ideal to have honeymoon details secured and ready to go, regardless of whether you are postponing for a few months or taking off right after celebrating. Take time to discuss what type of trip interests both of you, and book sooner rather than later. Keep your honeymoon easy with something like an all-inclusive cruise where you and your new spouse can just relax and be catered to.


There is no reason to panic if you are short on time with wedding planning. The best way to get going is to start with a positive can-do attitude and an organized plan of attack. Take these tips into consideration and you will be on your way to the perfect wedding day!