How to Plan a Wedding in a Short Period of Time (part 1)

How to plan your wedding in three months? The key is to cut out all the panic-inducing extras and just focus on the main planning tasks at hand. It will be simpler than you think. Here’s the simple wedding checklist for planning your wedding in a short period of time.

  1. Concentrate on the three big essentials: wedding budget, wedding style, and guest list.

How does your dream reception look like? Do you want a small and cozy dinner at your favorite restaurant or a dressy cocktail party? Take this Style Quiz to find out what you like most. Meanwhile, figure out the budget you have to spend. A big-budget influencer is the guest list because it costs more to invite more. Therefore, remember to keep that in mind. Because you’re planning your wedding within a short time frame, and your potential guests may have made plans for this time, you may end up with a smaller number than your average guest list.

  1. Find and book a reception site.

The popular venues like country clubs, hotels, and ballrooms may have already be booked for Saturday night, but call them to book for a Friday or Sunday afternoon or evening. Moreover, think outside the typical wedding venue, for example, consider nearby restaurants with large rooms or event spaces which can be sectioned off.

  1. Create a wedding website and set up a registry.

You can create a wedding website on TheKnot.com for free and having one is the best way to quickly get information out to your guests. When you have set up your registries, link them so that your guests can easily find out where you’re registered.

  1. Send out wedding invitations.

Although you can email your guests, a paper invitation is the best route for a wedding invitation. You can check out your local stationery stores for preprinted invites, or look online pages like Shutterfly and Minted with a ton of designs.