Planning a wedding can take a long time – in fact, most couples plan their weddings almost two years before their wedding date! But if you don’t have the luxury of time, don’t fret just yet – you can still plan a beautiful, memorable wedding even in just one month. Here’s how:
Focus on the three essentials: the budget, the guests, and the theme
The first thing you have to do is concentrate on the three most important aspects, namely your budget, your theme, and your guest list. How do you visualise your wedding reception? How many guests are you planning to invite? Will it be a small, intimate dinner with cocktails, or are you looking at an elegant luncheon? Whilst planning this, you also have to think about your budget. Take note that one thing that will heavily influence your budget is the number of guests. If you are planning to invite more people, be ready to spend more as well. But you also have to keep in mind that even though you may have a substantial guest list, because of the time frame, they may not all be able to attend.
What style do you have in mind for your wedding? It’s also important to arrange this from the beginning so you can decide on other aspects that will be influenced by your wedding’s theme. Once you have these three fixed, then you can move on to the next step.
Find the venue and set the date
Even though most hotels and halls may already be booked way in advance, there’s no harm in trying. Who knows, there might still be an available room or hall in your favourite hotel. To give yourself a better chance, try booking a date that isn’t too common for weddings, such as a weekday or a Sunday evening. A Doncaster hotel like The Regent, although popular, has a variety of private rooms and facilities that should be able to accommodate last-minute bookings. And once you have found your venue, don’t dilly dally any long – set the date and book it!
Send your invitations
If you want most of your guests to come to your wedding, then it’s best to send out your invitations as soon as the venue and date and other essential arrangements are made. Since you will probably have no time to have a custom or bespoke invitation made, you can check out your local stationery shops for pre-made wedding invitations. You can also look for wedding invitations online which you can simply print out.
List down your wedding vendors
Now that you have sent out your invitations, it’s time to really get down to business. Look for your wedding vendors – from the photographer to the caterer to the florist, DJ/band, and cake maker. One tip: one vendor may be able to refer you to another, so don’t forget to ask.
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