How to Plan Your Dream Wedding Within a Time Constraint

Planning a wedding is a wonderful but admittedly stressful period, and then when you put a time pressure on it, the stress just builds from there. Every bride-to-be is plagued with many regular bridal questions, and even the most simple ones can quickly become overwhelming if you feel like you are running out of time. However, there are a few tips that you can implement during the planning process that can help you end up with the wedding of your dreams in a short amount of time.

  • Get ideas Some people start with ideas already in mind, while others are starting from ground zero. When you don’t really have an idea of what you want, that doesn’t have to be a scary thing. Take to Pinterest and let your imagination run wild! Sometimes it actually makes it easier to plan when you aren’t trying to work around preconceived ideas. Once you are finding ideas that you want to implement, we recommend pinning your ideas to different boards in order to keep everything neat and organized. Instead of one board with everything, divide them and have a board just for flowers, one for decorations, one for the food ideas, etc.
  • Get organized You need to keep an organized list of all of your contacts (caterer, photographer, vendors, etc.). It will be helpful if you ask them all to email you as you go along, even if you primarily speak to them on the phone, that way you can keep a record of the correspondence and know exactly what has been discussed and what still needs to be discussed. It’s worth quickly noting that there are also other email options available besides Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail, for example, if you desire something different. You should also keep a detailed calendar in your phone that alerts you with appointments. This will help you keep track of dress fittings, cake testing, and any other appointments that you have.
  • Get help Ask friends and family, particularly your bridesmaids, to help you out. Learn to delegate tasks instead of doing everything on your own. It is also a good idea to invite these people to your Pinterest boards and give them access to your calendar. This will allow them to help in the idea generation portion, planning and implementation, and just keep everyone on the same page in regards to color scheme and all of the smaller details. And sharing your calendar will not only help your friends know when to accompany you dress shopping, but it will also show them when you are free, which comes in handy when they are trying to plan a shower or bachelorette party.
  • Get online Because a time constraint doesn’t leave a lot of time for running around, especially when you are working full-time, being able to do as much as you can from the comfort of your own home or even on the go with your mobile phone is a huge help. From buying the materials that you need to put together the decorations, to designing and ordering your save the date cards. You can do a million things online much easier than heading out to store after store.
  • Get real Understand your time constraint and be realistic. Even if you have a passion for Lilies, choosing flowers that are actually in season will be much easier and help you push that process along. Also realize that you will have to choose a venue and caterer based on availability, so keep an open mind when it comes to these aspects. That doesn’t mean that you need to compromise, you just have to be reasonable.