5 Essential Tips On How To Plan A Last Minute Wedding

With all the uncertainties of the past few years, it’s no surprise that some couples are planning last minute weddings more than pre-Covid. It’s been a rising trend to ensure that their special day can go ahead despite restrictions. However, it can be slightly daunting to think about and know how to plan a last-minute wedding. This guide will help to give you some tips and tricks to help your special day go without a hitch.

How To Plan A Last Minute Wedding

  1. Don’t Be Afraid Of Homemade

Getting to know your crafty side can come in handy when it comes to planning a last minute wedding. There’s nothing more time consuming when planning a wedding than having to wait for suppliers or wedding professionals to make and send out your items, so by handmaking easier items. For example, consider hand making wedding invites, table place settings, and centrepieces. This will eliminate a lot of the wasted time, plus they’ll be extra special because you’ve made them! You can also recruit family and friends to help.

  1. Enlist Family and Friends

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Nobody knows you better than your family and friends, so lighten your own load by enlisting them to help you. This will not only reduce the stress of a last minute wedding, but also hopefully speed up the amount of time it takes to bring everything together.

  1. Make A List

Wedding planning is often cited as one of the most stressful experiences a couple can go through. It’s important to keep your cool when the stress of a last-minute wedding starts to get the better of you. Keeping a diary or making a list of each task you need to complete will make wedding planning a lot easier and you’ll be able to feel in control of the whole process.

last minute wedding checklist

  1. Don’t Try To Please Everyone

Your wedding, your way. While it can be tempting to try and accommodate everyone’s requirements, you need to bear in mind that a short amount of time won’t allow this to be possible. It’s important to remember that you and your partner come first, and that this day is all about you.

  1. Have Realistic Expectations

Some of the most beautiful weddings have been created at the last minute with very minimal resources, and it’s absolutely possible to achieve this. However, it’s crucial to remember that you may not be able to have the biggest and best of everything if you’re pulling together a wedding at the last minute – there’s little point in adding another layer of stress which comes with having higher expectations than can realistically be achieved.

This may mean you have to sacrifice bespoke invitations, or complex floral arrangements. Think hard about what aspects are the most important for you and ensure you get those sorted first.

Where Can I Buy A Last Minute Wedding Dress?

There are always online auction sites such as eBay and Amazon to consider when buying a last minute wedding dress. However, it’s worth considering having a browse on clothing sites, as many brands have now started to stock their own wedding dresses or dresses which could easily pass for a wedding dress – most fashion sites also offer next day delivery, so this will reduce the amount of time needed to attend formal dress fittings.

Read our guide on last minute wedding rings for guidance.

Do Wedding Venues Reduce Prices For Last Minute Bookings?

Every venue is different, so it’s really important to contact multiple venues and ask them to contact you as soon as they have any cancellations. It’s important to be completely flexible with the day and time that you’d be available to get married, as this will provide more opportunity to grab a last minute booking for a much cheaper price.