After looking at the stunning photos for this wedding in San Diego, you would assume that this wedding was planned months in advance with lots of preparation. This is, in fact, not the case at all as it was planned and carried out in less than two days! Although weddings are the types of events that people usually want to plan for a long time and put lots of thought into, with the Covid pandemic we are seeing an increasing need to plan more intimate weddings at the last minute with fewer guests.
You might think that this is extremely difficult to accomplish, but this article has you covered! We’ll tell you exactly how to successfully execute a perfect wedding celebration with short notice, and how fewer guests can make a positive change.
This fast-planned wedding was organised by My Sun & Stars Co and photographed by Ball Photo Cobelow; the photos below are enough to convince you that weddings with short notice are 100% achievable!
Choose Your Favourite Venue and Suppliers
If it fits within your budget, you should begin by thinking about hiring a wedding planner. They will make the whole process go so much faster as they have so much more time to plan and execute a successful ceremony. This wedding shoot had Ashley at Always Flawless Productions to help them speed up the planning process by styling everything for them – and they did an amazing job!
You don’t instantly need to find the exact venue for your wedding, but it’s a good idea to multitask and look for the best venues whilst also planning the actual wedding day. The next step is to find suppliers for your floral arrangements and catering; these should be found quickly as they are perishable products and need to be ordered as soon as possible.
For this wedding, they contacted Flora the Venue in San Diego who answered straight away and immediately sorted everything for them!
Find a Suitable Day and Time
Once you have an idea of your venue, you should start deciding on your date. This will give you a better idea on how much time you have to get organising, and effectively, will put you under more pressure to start planning so that you get it done as fast as you can.
Be Open Minded with Decorations
An important thing to remember is to not get too tangled up in your decoration ideas. Try to think about particular colour tones and complementary colours, but don’t obsess too much over it; go with your instinct and your own style and everything will look perfect!
Also, with Covid restricting the number of guests allowed, you can choose to spend a little more of your budget on more sophisticated, high quality items which improve the overall look and feel of the wedding.
Now that you know the best tips for organising your wedding day under pressure, get planning and we are sure that you will have a spectacular day!
Concept: My Sun & Stars Co // Photographer: Ball Photo Co // Stylist: Always Flawless Productions // Florist: Moonlight Floral Co // Venue: Flora // Makeup: Lindsey Maureen Jones // Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven // Furniture Rentals: Adore Folklore // Calligrapher: Michelle Renee Calligraphy // Cake: This Mari Paints // Bridal Boutique: The White Flower Bridal Boutique // Dress Designer: Marchesa Notte //Couple: Chynna & Jorge