Most wedding planners will suggest that you give yourself up to 18 months to plan your dream wedding. At Oldwalls, we say why wait? Planning a whirlwind wedding can seem daunting, but in actual fact, it can make things run more smoothly. Let’s face it, when you think you have a whole 18 months to get things done, it’s all too easy to end up procrastinating on Pinterest for months on end!
When you haven’t got much time to work with, it’s important that you get the necessities out of the way as soon as possible. Our expert wedding team recently helped a bride to plan her dream wedding in just nine short weeks so it’s fair to say that they’re no strangers to pressure and tight deadlines. With that in mind, we’ve compiled our very own guide to help you plan the whirlwind wedding of your dreams.
Picking a venue
As soon as the wedding venue is booked and the date confirmed, it gives you something final to work toward. It goes without saying that picking the right wedding venue is crucial when it comes to planning a wedding in a short timeframe. Choose somewhere that’s so beautiful that you’d get married there tomorrow if you could. If you love the venue in its natural state then any additional decorations will be a bonus! At Oldwalls, we make things a little easier for our couples by throwing a monthly wedding showcase to show visitors what our venue looks like when it’s fully dressed.
Get the invites out
As soon as you’ve booked your wedding venue and the date is set in stone, get your invites out. Don’t panic about how last minute your date seems; the people that matter most will do whatever it takes to be there.
Remember your Bridezilla friend that got married a few months back? Do you shudder as you remember her military precision, flowcharts and colour coded wedding file? Well, she’s now your greatest ally, as are the rest of your married friends and family members. Ask them for advice and inspiration, perhaps they had an amazing wedding photographer at their wedding? In the age of Facebook, chances are that they’ll be able to put you in contact with amazing suppliers with nothing more than the touch of a button.
Budgeting & prioritising
When you’re in a rush and the panic sets in, it’s easy to lose sight of your budget. It’s important that you don’t let this happen. At Oldwalls, we have our very own wedding planning team who will be able to help you as much as possible in order to minimise your stress levels and ensure you don’t overspend on things you don’t need. We can also put you in touch with our most trusted suppliers. Remember, planning a wedding quickly doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to compromise on anything, with so many online suppliers only a few clicks away, anything is possible!
At Oldwalls, we’re proud to offer an exclusive whirlwind South Wales wedding package for a fantastic price for any couple who picks a date within six months of their booking. Come along to one of our wedding showcases to discuss your options with a member of our team.