Planning Your Wedding in Under 3 Months

Planning Your Wedding in Under 3 MonthsDepending on your personal goals with your wedding, it is not too uncommon for a couple to find themselves in a pretty tight time crunch when planning their wedding. There are a number of reasons this may be the case such as a baby on the way or a spouse being deployed to a military post overseas. Regardless of the reason you are planning your wedding in a big hurry, the stress of a small timeline can add to the rigors of planning the wedding and cause big problems. Fortunately, there are some ways to go about planning your wedding in under 3 months that will save you a lot of time, money, and stress and help your achieve planning the wedding of your dreams.

Set Aside Plenty of Time

If may seem obvious, but planning a wedding can take a lot of time. If you are trying to get everything planned in a short period of time, you are going to need to dedicate more time per day to your wedding than brides who have a longer timetable. You should try to “hit the ground running” in the first week and nail down as much as you can. Overloading yourself in the first week is usually the best time since you don’t yet have mental fatigue from too much planning so your fresh brain can get the most done.

Do the Big Stuff

Another thing you’ll want to do if you’re planning a wedding in less than 3 months is to take care of the major things first. The things you’ll want to lock down right away include your ceremony and reception venues, choosing your wedding dress, and picking out all of the bridal party members. Not only are these the easiest things to consider, they are also the most important and are absolutely required to have any sort of wedding. Also, by choosing your bridal party right away, you’ll have an army of helpers to assist you in pulling all the details together.

Rely on Your Friends and Family

Don’t be afraid to enlist your friends and family to help you plan your wedding. In fact, most of them will actually be excited to help and will have really great ideas to help you along. If you find yourself running out of time and your wedding date is rapidly approaching, you can delegate different jobs to each of your friends and family members to get everything done as quickly as possible. For instance, you could put your mother in charge of the food for the reception, your sister in charge of entertainment, and your father in charge of the open bar.

These are just examples, but the point is that you can save yourself a lot of time and stress by asking other people you trust to take some of the planning tasks off of your plate. You may be pleasantly surprised at how eager your friends and family members are to help you pull off your wedding with less than 3 months of planning and preparation, and since they are each focused on one area they are likely to take a lot of pride in it and do an excellent job.

Jen and William: Wedding Sparklers Grand Exit

Wedding sparklers are a great way to make your “grand exit” or “sendoff line” a magical and memorable experience. Many people who have never used or seen wedding sparklers used during a sendoff line may be intrigued to know exactly how it works. We have posted a video below that will show exactly how the whole thing goes down.

As you can see, wedding sparklers are a simple and fun way to really add some zest to the whole event. All you need to do is hand out your wedding sparklers, which can be done in a variety of different ways, with some simple instructions to light them and create a “sparkling tunnel”. The bride and groom run through it and presto; you’ve just created a grand exit that everyone will remember for years to come.

Choosing a Wedding Videographer

Wedding VideographerTraditionally, it has always been important to have a photographer at your wedding to capture every angle and every detail. However, as times continue to change and couples are more demanding with how they want their ceremony documented, videographers are becoming more and more common in the industry. It’s not that the concept of videotaping your wedding is new; in fact it has been happening since as early as the 1970s on a regular basis. However, with digital video cameras readily available that take amazingly clear video that can be transferred in just minutes from the camera to a computer, there are more and more unique ways to film your wedding with new ideas and style popping up each day.

With such great technology and so many “videographers” flooding the market, it is more important than ever to know what you’re looking for when choosing a wedding videographer. You want to make sure you are hiring someone who is qualified and will capture every moment in great detail, but choosing the correct person out of the mix can seem impossible. Fortunately, there are some key things to consider when choosing a wedding videographer that will help you find the perfect match for your special day.

Basic Skills

It is important to make sure that your videographer has the basic skills to capture your wedding on film before you make a deposit. The last thing you want is to have an inexperienced videographer show up and film your wedding only to find out later that the quality was not what you expected. It is always a good idea to check out the videographer’s website and look at their portfolio to get an idea of what they are capable of producing. A good videographer will have plenty of sample projects, and usually there will be at least a few real couples that you can contact for a personal recommendation listed right on their website. By making sure your prospective wedding videographer is the right person for the job, you can save yourself a big headache later and not feel like you were cheated with a subpar end product.

Digital or Real Film

Most videographers will offer one of two options; film or digital video. Though digital video is the industry-accepted format and seems like it will be the easiest to deal with, film is actually a superior medium and will give your wedding video a “timeless” look that you simply can’t replicate in any other way. However, it can be very expensive to hire a videographer that uses real 8mm or 16mm film to shoot your wedding, so you should consider this a luxury item and plan accordingly. Just 1 hour of filming can cost well over $2000, so most people opt for digital video which is affordable, easy to duplicate, and always turns out great.