Many brides plan their weddings a year or more in advance, giving them all the time they need to plan the event of their dreams. There are some situations in which brides have to pull off a wedding in less time. If you are planning a wedding in less than a year, rest assured that it can be done. You simply have to know how to make the best of the planning time that you have.
Book the Venue First
The venue sets the date. It will be difficult for you to plan anything else unless you have a venue booked and deposited. While most venues are booked a year or more in advance, you may be able to find a few that are non-traditional, or still have slots open. If you are getting married in the peak months of May, June, September or October, it is even more vital that you find a place and book it quickly.
You may be able to find good deals on beach weddings in the off-season. Think November, December and March. Even if you don’t have the wedding on the beach, you can still find a good deal at beach resorts for indoor weddings. Atlantic City is a popular wedding destination and you can get excellent rates on hotels as well.
Be Flexible With Your Dress
If you only have a few months to plan, you may have to choose a wedding gown off the rack or from another non-traditional source. Bridal salon dresses take 6-8 months to order, so if you’re working with a tight timeline, there may not be time to get your dress. There are chain bridal stores that sell dresses off the rack that you can take home the same day. You simply have to have them altered to fit your body.
Go for All-Inclusive Deals
With only a few months to plan, it can be hard to secure all of your vendors before the wedding date. Most Atlantic City wedding packages include meals, bar, music and ceremony space. They may even have a coordinator on site who can help you to get your flowers, cake, transportation and other wedding day needs. Going all-inclusive is both cost effective and convenient when you only have a few months to plan.
When it comes to wedding planning, you can pull it off, even when time is short. The key is to be strategic and maximize the time you have.