Pretty soon Christmas will be done and dusted and the New Year will be underway. If getting married is your resolution for 2018 but you're starting from scratch you'll need to get your skates on. Although planning a wedding in a short amount of time can be stressful I think there are also some major benefits to limiting the amount of time you spend planning. No one wants to get to their big day completely sick of weddings.
Scroll down for 10 tips for planning a wedding in 6 months.
We've got some excellent guides to all the little jobs that need to be done in the run up to a wedding. Find them here:
- What to do one year before the wedding
- What to do six months before a wedding
- What to do two months before a wedding
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10 tips for planning a wedding in 6 months
- Money money money - your first job should be to set your budget. Once you know how much you have to spend this will help you to know quickly whether a venue or supplier is worth investigating or totally out of budget
- Flexi time - If you're flexible about the day of the week you book your wedding on you'll be more likely to find a venue you love that has availability
- Make contact - Having said that it's always worth checking with venues and suppliers you love and asking if they have availability or cancelations - you never know!
- Follow the supplier - I've known popular wedding suppliers such as photographers use their social media channels to announce availability on dates they would normally expect to be snapped up
- Save that date - the moment you've got your venue (and therefore wedding date) pinned down you need to let guests know to make certain that everyone you want there is free. A paper save the date is by far the best way but if you're short on time send a simple, modern digital save the date and then...
- Get creative with paper - with a save the date out quickly you can take your time to send a gorgeous paper wedding invitation to really get your guests excited for your wedding
- The dress - I've said this before but you have to order wedding dresses ridiculously far in advance if you're going down the traditional wedding dress from a boutique route. If you feel like you're a little low on time there are some awesome alternative options - high street shops like Whistles sell beautiful designs - you might just end up with some stunning and a little unusual!
- Stay open minded - planning a wedding short notice might mean accepting that you can't plan the most traditional wedding - that shouldn't be a problem, it's a golden opportunity to create a wedding that feels right for you
- Think creatively and go with your instincts - you might not have months and months to spend curating pristine Pinterest boards so be prepared to go a little more on instinct when it comes to designing and decorating your wedding
- Ask for help - more than most weddings it's unlikely that you're going to manage all of the above on your own. Ask people you trust who you know will actually help to get involved
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