How to Plan a Wedding in Six Months (With a Small Budget)
Plan a Wedding
This guide on how to plan your wedding will help you stay organized, no matter if you are planning a wedding overseas or at home next year, for 50 people or 500. Before you get started, remember that every wedding is unique. This guide covers 25 main areas of wedding planning. However, it might not be able to fit your particular wedding and all the details that go with it. Just adjust and adapt as necessary to get the wedding of your dreams.
You’re now planning your wedding. Congratulations! You have just been hired to manage one of the most important days of your life and that of your partner. Take a deep breath. This 12-month timeline will help to visualize what you need and when it should be done. It also helps you to know when it’s time to take a break for self-care.
How Long Does It Take to Plan a Wedding?
The budget and size of the wedding will also play a role. This is because the timeline will differ depending on how many details are included. The average time it takes to plan a wedding is between 10-18 months. You may prefer a smaller, intimate wedding with a shorter planning time. This is possible. For couples who want to have an intimate wedding, we’ve created a simplified timeline. It takes only six months.
Do You Have 6 Months to Plan Your Wedding?
A Wedding Survey found that the average couple spends 18 months planning their wedding. If you’re anything other than average, you might want to skip the months-long planning process and get married in six months.
Maybe you have a particular reason to marry in a certain timeframe. Or maybe you don’t want to plan for months. Don’t worry about whatever reason you might have.
Six months is plenty of time to plan your special day carefully planning. Here are some tips:
1. Set your budget
Let’s start with the basics. First, determine the budget and figure out who will contribute (and how much). This is the time to create a list of must-have items, such as a photographer or live band. You might need to add funds to these items.
2. All Wedding Vendors Can Be Hired
Once your wedding date has been set, it’s time to start building your vendor network. According to a Study, the average couple hires 14 vendors. It’s best to begin the process of hiring as soon as your venue is booked. Many wedding vendors are booked well in advance, so it’s important to book yours quickly. Here is a list of vendors that you can use for your wedding.
- If you haven’t already hired one, the wedding planner
- Caterer (if your venue isn’t all-inclusive)
- Rentals Company
- DJ/Wedding band
- Wedding ceremony musicians
- Makeup artist and/or hairstylist
- Baker of wedding cakes
- Transport company
3. Book the Perfect Location for Your Big Day.
It’s now time to find the right location for your wedding. You should be able to book the venue after you decided on your budget. Just like wedding vendors, wedding venues are booked well in advance.
4. Send Your Wedding Invitations
After you have booked your ceremony and venue, you will need to send out your invitations. Make sure you give your guests as much notice as possible. We recommend that you forget about saving the dates and get straight to the invitations with six months left to plan your wedding.
5. Get Wedding Attire
Ordering wedding attire can be time-consuming. A wedding dress can take up to six months to arrive. It’s important to begin the process as soon as possible. All attire should be purchased early in planning, including bridesmaids’ dresses, groomsmen suits, and wedding dresses.
6. Plan Your Guest List
Even if you don’t know all the names, it’s still important to have a rough idea of the number of people who will attend your wedding. Do not skip this step only to discover that the venue you like is too small for your guests. You can plan ahead and find the perfect venues.
7. Makeup and Hair Trial
You will treasure your wedding photos for a lifetime, so make sure you look great! To ensure you are happy with the results, do a trial of hair and makeup with your beauty staff. If you are not satisfied with the results, you can suggest changes to your official day or change stylists if necessary.
If you hired a wedding planner to do all these tasks so your wedding plan will run smoothly and stress-free.