Many couples start their wedding planning with years to spare; others choose to do it in just a matter of months (or even weeks).
Last minute weddings require flexibility, creativity and top organisational skills. Here are a few tips to help keep your stress levels to a minimum.
Go in prepared
One obstacle many couples encounter with last minute weddings is a struggle to find vendors.
Many venues, photographers and caterers become booked up a year or two in advance. This can make it difficult to pin down your first choice.
Broaden your search and keep an open mind.
Think outside the box
With less choice in vendors, you might need to get a bit creative and choose less conventional options.
Have a look at local village halls as reception venue options. Do you have any friends or family with large gardens? Find out if you could use them and put up a marquee for your reception.
Consider asking guests to film parts of your wedding instead of booking a videographer.
Use your bargaining power
If a venue has availability just a few weeks or months in advance, you’re in a good position to bargain. It’s in the venue’s interest to hold a wedding, and they’re likely to do it at a deal as it’s short notice.
Accept all the help you can
Last minute weddings require you to squeeze what can be a year’s worth of planning into just a few months. It’s therefore important for you to accept any help offered from friends and family.
From helping to decorate the venue to offering to bake your cake, say yes at every opportunity you can.
At The Little Silver Country Hotel, we can’t wait to help you plan your wedding, whatever your timeline. Our friendly team are on-hand to help you out every step of the way.