Tips for getting from “I will!” to “I DO!” in less than 6 months (without losing your mind!)
If you’re wondering how to plan a wedding quickly, we’re here to help! A beautiful celebration with your family and friends is totally doable in just 3 to 6 months. Stay focused, be flexible, and trust your gut. You’ve got this!
First Things First!
There are a lot of big decisions to make in the first month. Here’s where to start:
Having a realistic spending plan will help you prioritize the things that matter most. For example, some couples prefer an elegant plated meal, while others are just as happy with a buffet. Saving money in one area may give you freedom to splurge on something else. We recommend talking with your future spouse and making a “top three” list together.
You don’t need every single name, but get a rough idea of how many people will be at your wedding. It will help while researching vendors. For example, Blue Vista can accommodate 70 guests in the Stone Lodge, 300+ in the Cedar Pavilion, and many more outdoors.
A lot of venues book weddings a year in advance, so be sure you have several dates in mind before you start making calls. Consider a Friday evening or Sunday option if your preferred date isn’t available.
Right now, we’re offering a FREE UPGRADE to the next package level when you book & hold your wedding at Blue Vista before July 31, 2019. Treat yourself to something special, like an extra night’s stay in the Stone Lodge or done-for-you set up and tear down.
Your vendors will want to know the date and location of your wedding, so be sure to take care of those first! Then, work through this list:
Helpful Tip: Find a list of local vendors on our website. These are people we recommend because of the quality of services they offer and the character with which they treat others. Check it out: https://bluevista.info/pages/recommended-vendors-new
If you’re opting for a traditional wedding dress, you need to start looking right away. It often takes 6 to 9 months to order and fit a gown. However, there are some options that can save you time and money:
If you’re open to the non-traditional route, consider a white bridesmaid dress or white prom dress. Browse the formal section at department stores like Nordstrom or Dillards or visit a vintage thrift shop.
Don’t stress if your preferred vendor isn’t available (or isn’t in the budget). With a little creativity, you can still have your dream wedding. Here are some fun, fresh ideas:
Include Friends and Loved Ones
People are excited to celebrate with you! Give them an opportunity to use their talents and share your joy.
As tasks come to mind, write them down so that you don’t have to wrack your brain when people ask how they can help. Create a shared spreadsheet to keep track of who’s doing what.
You’ll probably feel overwhelmed at some point during the wedding planning process. Keep a gratitude list things that are going well. Be sure to write down sweet things about your future spouse, too!
When you’re feeling stressed, read through your gratitude list and think about the bliss that’s coming on your big day. You’ll be saying “I DO!” in no time!
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