Looking for how to plan a wedding in 2 months? Well, considering it can really be overwhelming and there are so many details to plan you may need professional guidance. This simple checklist will help you plan your perfect wedding in only two months. We’ll go over everything from finding the venue, to what food catering company is best for your budget. If you’re planning a small ceremony or large event, there’s something here for everyone.
Set a budget - how much can you afford to spend on the wedding and honeymoon?
If you’re reading this post, chances are money is tight. That’s ok! You don’t have to spend a lot of money on your wedding in order for it to be perfect. Set yourself up with a budget before pulling the trigger on every decision – that way no detail will get left behind because there was just “no more room in the budget.”
This is an important step before you start finding venues or vendors. How much can you afford? It’s a question that has to be answered before anything else, so it doesn’t end up being one of those “too good to pass up” deals, and then your budget ends up in the red zone (or even worse, the red).
Don’t get discouraged! There are still ways to have a really great wedding on that budget. You might need to cut out something you wanted or postpone some things in order to stay within your means, but it will be worth it. Find more tips below on how to plan a wedding in 2 months.
Find your venue - what are some places that would work for your wedding size, style, and price range?
There are many venues to choose from, and finding the perfect one may take some time. Consider your guests’ needs when looking at a venue – is there enough parking? Does it have accommodations for people with disabilities? What about food allergies or restrictions? Some places will also require you to bring in all of the vendors yourself. Once you’ve narrowed down the type of venue you’re looking for, it’s time to start contacting venues and checking their availability.
Choose a date – when is the soonest time you could get married without needing to make any major changes in your life or family schedules?
Choosing a date is the first step to planning your wedding, but it’s possible that you might not know when would be best. You’ll need to consider what other major life events are happening in the next few months – for example, if you’re starting graduate school or taking on more responsibility at work in just a couple weeks and your wedding falls during that time, you’ll need to push it back.
This is also the type of thing your fiance will have an opinion on – do they want to be away from work for a month or more? Will he miss his family’s important event if your wedding is in their hometown and there are only a handful of weekends available to choose from?
Furthermore, if you have a set date that everyone is holding off for and it falls on the same weekend as someone else’s event, this could create some conflict. Your best bet would be to speak with those involved in both events first before choosing your wedding day so no one feels left out or disappointed.
Pick an officiant - who will be conducting the ceremony?
If the bride wants to elope, or have a really small ceremony in front of family and friends, she can do so without needing an officiant. If not, then it’s time to look for someone who will marry her partner and her. There are numerous options for this part: ask around among your loved ones; search on Google for religious leaders in your area; visit a local courthouse to see if they provide the ceremony and officiant.
Once you’ve found someone who is available on the date of your wedding, ask ahead of time for all details about how much it will cost, what paperwork needs to be filled out beforehand, and whether or not this person has any special requirements.
A couple of additional things to keep in mind are: what time the ceremony is scheduled for, who else will be speaking at the ceremony or performing music, and whether this person can provide a marriage license before the event if they don’t have one on their own. In most cases, officiants need two weeks’ notice to apply for a marriage license and so this needs to be taken into consideration when planning the wedding.
Meet with vendors - find out what they need from you in order to provide their services
Meeting with vendors is another crucial point in wedding planning. Vendors often have specific requirements that you need to know about in order for them to provide their services.
It’s important to first find out what they want from you and then decide if it is something that can be done before meeting with a vendor. For example, some vendors may require an engagement shoot or blog post as part of the contract.
Meet with vendors before signing any contracts to see if there is anything they need from you that can be done beforehand. This will save time and stress in the long run!
On the other hand, you may come across a vendor that doesn’t require anything from you. In this case, the only requirement is to sign their contract in order for them to provide services on your wedding day.
Hire someone to take care of decorating if needed
In order to hire someone to take care of decorating if needed, you need to consider a few things. You’ll want to make sure that the company has experience with your type of event; this will help ensure they’re not just out there guessing at what should be done or using outdated ideas and techniques. Furthermore, ask for references from previous clients so you can see how well they work with other people.
The next thing you should do is budget for the expense of hiring a designer, as this will vary depending on whether or not you hire someone to take care of decorating if needed from scratch. It can be worth it to spend more money upfront if that means spending less in the long term (by having the event look perfect from start to finish).
A designer will be able to offer up suggestions about what type of budget range you should consider for hiring someone, and they can even help determine how much time it will take.
Finally, when you’re ready to hire a service provider, have them send over an estimate so that there are no surprises later on. It can be worth it to spend more money upfront if that means spending less in the long term (by having the event look perfect from start to finish).
A designer will be able to offer up suggestions about what type of budget range you should consider for hiring someone, and they can even help determine how much time it will take. Finally, when you’re ready to hire a service provider, have them send over an estimate so that there are no surprises later on.
The last few months of planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when you have an incredibly short amount of time to get everything organized. If this sounds like you and your fiancé are in need of an expert team that will help plan the perfect day for both yourselves as well as all your guests, contact Designed Dream today!
With over 10 years of experience designing weddings at every price point imaginable, we’ve planned some truly beautiful events, micro weddings, and destination weddings. Whether it is creating custom invitations or managing catering services with our preferred vendors, we want to make sure that your big day turns out beautifully so don’t hesitate to call us with any questions about how we work. We look forward to hearing from you soon!