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How To Plan Your Perfect Wedding In Less Than 4 Months

We love a challenge and four months is totally manageable in the world of wedding planning. With a little help from your venue’s expert wedding team and these tips, your perfect day will come together seamlessly.

Choose Off-Peak Or Midweek Dates

Be smart when it comes to shopping for your ideal venue. You may just strike lucky thanks to your short lead-in time. Many venues will offer late availability or last-minute discounts for dates that are not filled in their events calendar. Keep an eye out for these offers which are often promoted to secure bookings on more ‘unpopular’ dates such as midweek or during off-peak months such as October, November, January, March and April.

Ditch Guest List Concerns

Keep things simple when it comes to your guest list. Maybe you might prefer a smaller more intimate wedding, or maybe you plan to be cut-throat when it comes to finalizing numbers. The choice is completely yours. However, be prepared; people may complain about the short notice of your wedding date. Remember, you can’t please everyone! Those closest to you will ensure they are present to celebrate this happy occasion.

Ignore What Everyone Else Wants

This is your day, so do it your way! Your happiness and wedding vows should be your central focus. It’s best to remain stress-free and enjoy the whirlwind excitement of planning the most special day of your lives.

Use Your Resources

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or boast an endless list of talented relatives, call on everyone for help during the run-up to your big day. It will be all hands on deck to pull off your wedding plans in less than four months, but no doubt all your loved ones will be super excited to get involved.

You could trade their talent in place of a wedding gift. For example, if your cousin is in a band, ask him/her to play at your wedding reception. If your friend is a make-up artist, ask her to perfect your face. If your uncle has a fancy car, ask him to drive you to the church. You get our drift…

Prioritize Your Budget

With less than four months to execute your plans, you will need to work fast. Choose your top three wedding priorities and organise these first. Once you have the biggest and most expensive tasks crossed off your to-do list, everything else will fall into place.

Buy Online Or Off-The-Rail

You don’t need to break the bank when it comes to purchasing your wedding dress and bridal party attire. The modern bride-to-be has more choice than ever before with many online retailers now offering stylish wedding ranges. Many bridal boutiques need to order stock months in advance. With less than four months to your date, your only choice may be to buy off-the-rack. Websites such as ASOS, Missguided and Debenhams have some stunning gowns at affordable prices.

Image Credit: Callie Morgan via Story Street Media.

Ciara Moore

Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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