Weddings are joyous and harmonious affairs celebrating the coming together of two intimately inclined partners that are ready to vow their life’s to one another. The grandeur and candor that goes hand-in-hand with a wedding can seemingly be a very stressful affair for those who procrastinate their wedding planning. Seeing as there are so many different things that go into successfully planning a wedding, it can really feel like an overwhelming obstacle at first thought; especially if you have put off your wedding planning until the very last minute. Many people will opt to use a service or a professional that can plan the wedding for them, but in many, or most, cases you have to hire such professionals far in advance, and they don’t tend to come all that cheap. If you have found that you’ve put off getting your wedding in order for far too long, perhaps these simple tips can greatly aid you in enjoying that dreamy marriage ceremony that you have longed for your entire life.
Hire a Wedding Planner
The first notion that comes to mind here is that you can hire a wedding planner. However, if you have put things off for too long, you may not be able to find one in time. This is because many wedding planners work around solidly booked schedules. You might be able to find one last minute by looking online or in the local listings. However, depending upon how far out your date is set you may or may not be able to find one. Or if you do find one, they may charge too high of a fee for your wedding budget.
Wedding Invitations Made Easy
If you opt to do things on your own, a good first step is to make a list of all of the people that you want to invite to your wedding. If you have an address book or organizer, you can generally locate their information. Or you can call everyone you know and get their addresses. As far as invitations go when seeking to get them last minute, you have a few options. You can design them on your computer and print them out, you can order them online from a printer and have them rush delivered-or you can use a local printer (which is the usually costliest option).
Choosing a Location is Less Stressful Than You May Think
You will need a location for your wedding. Lucky for you, finding great wedding locations these days is far more simplified thanks to the web, especially if you are looking for them last minute. Your best bet would be in searching around online and calling local venues like hotels and ballrooms, comparing prices and availability, and booking that venue. Also, look for venues that provide catering, this way you can enjoy knowing that you have your location secured and the food for your guests is taken care of as well. Also, make sure that you look up a person who can perform the ceremony, which you can easily also find online by conducting a simple search.
Dressing the Bride, Groom and the Wedding Party in a Hurry
The most important part is how you look when you are at your wedding and standing in front of the altar. Lucky for you, there are some really great online stores and local stores that have themed wedding party outfits that you can choose to rent or to buy. Make sure to get the dress sizes from all of the persons who will be in the wedding party so you know what to rent or purchase. This way everybody is dressed to impress during your special day.
Gift Registries Are Not Nearly as Complicated as One Might Think
This one is simple. You can easily register online at just about any store that you can think of. A great method of approach here is to look online for stores that offer online gift registries. You can then add the link to invitations and even email it to the attendees, prior to your ceremony.
Easy Ways to Find a Wedding Photographer
You are going to want some great pictures of your wedding, and there are two really easy ways to find a great photographer. Harness the power of free online classifieds ads and place one (make sure to look at the photographer’s portfolio before hiring them). Or, you can search local listings and ads and find a great photographer in a jiffy.
Honeymoon Planning Last Minute Tips
Last but not least: Where are you going to spend your honeymoon? Again, the web has your bases covered here! You can easily use the power of the internet to find hundreds of travel sites that offer honeymoon packages and some great last minute rates, too. Such sites take care of everything, from hotel room booking and airfare tickets, to travel insurance and even rental cars.