There’s nothing quite as romantic as a last-minute wedding. As the big day draws closer, the to-do list can start to seem overwhelming. Your desire for everything to be just dreamy, combined with the myriad of details that need to be taken care of, and the short notice can be slightly overwhelming. Here are some tips on how to pull it off.
Wedding task List and Budget
The absolute key for a good start is to figure out what you want, and how much you can afford to spend. Be prepared that you will probably need to compromise on a thing or two. Try to create a detailed list of everything that needs to be done. The more precise your list is, the easier it will make it for you to just go through it and check things off. Work out your priorities in terms of the budget. Do you want the wedding dress of your dreams no matter the cost? Do you want a beautiful venue, but can stand to shorten your guest list? Of course, no plan is bullet-proof, but it will still provide a useful framework. Nowadays there are all kinds of apps that can make your wedding planning easier.
Delegate (Within Reason)
If ever there was a moment for your family and friends to come through for you, this is it. Trying to keep track of everything can be exhausting, and having a helping hand is essential. However, try to be understanding and reasonable. It’s normal that you’re over the moon, and that the whole world revolves around your impending nuptials, but that doesn’t mean-everyone else will be able to drop everything and devote themselves completely to the big event. It’s perfectly okay to go through your list and ask some of your close family members or friends if they’d be willing to help out with certain items. If they agree, make sure that everyone knows exactly which task is their responsibility, and check their progress along the way to avoid misunderstandings. Google Drive is a great way to keep everyone organised and informed.
Take Care of the Basics
With a less than ideal time frame, sometimes you fritter away precious days on things that, in retrospect, might not seem so important. Instead of spending unreasonable amounts of time trying to figure out your wedding flower colour scheme, only to realise you haven’t booked a caterer, try to cover the core aspects first. The very first step is to set a date and create a guest list. Once you’ve booked the venue, it’s time to send out invitations. Catering and cake are the next essential step, and using mobile cool rooms can be practical and save you money. Figure out what you and your partner are going to wear, and your basics are covered. Everything else is just a nice bonus.
Trying to organize a wedding can be stressful. Remember that it’s okay to feel a little bit overwhelmed at times. However, the most important thing is to remember what it’s all about. The wedding flowers, the venue, the food, the guest list – things get pretty crazy, and can make you lose sight of the big picture. It’s all about you, your future spouse, and the celebration of your love. Cherish that feeling, share it with your nearest and dearest, and don’t worry about the small stuff.