Many women spend the majority of their lives dreaming about their wedding day. It isn’t uncommon for girls to imagine themselves on their wedding day, dressed in the wedding dress they desire and marrying the man of their dreams. Once you have gotten engaged to your future husband, the amount of planning can seem overwhelming. This is particularly true for women who may be on a shorter timeline, due to a pregnancy. However, it’s possible to plan a wedding in a short amount of time. Here are some ways to plan your perfect wedding, whether you are on a budget, or have an unlimited wedding fund.
Pick Your Venue
One of the very first things you can do is pick a venue. This is because it may be hard to find a place that isn’t booked out for a few months at least. Unless you have a specific day you want to get married, your wedding date will likely be determined by the day you can book this venue. Because of this, it is important to look for the right one in the beginning. Decide whether you want to get married in a church, outdoors, or at a family home. When considering pregnancy options, keep in mind that you will most likely want to get married before the end of your pregnancy, as you do not know when exactly you will give birth, and you will also probably be feeling more uncomfortable towards the end. A family home or outdoors will likely have more flexibility in dates than a church or wedding venue will.
Decide on Your Wedding Party
You and your future spouse should talk about how many bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and ring bearers to have in your wedding. You will want to find a maid of honor and a best man. It may be a sibling, or perhaps a best friend. Find a fun way to ask this person if they are willing to fill in this role for you. Most likely, they will be thrilled you chose them and excited to be such a special part of your big day.
Send Out Invitations
Sending out invitations quickly will give people more time to respond, and can increase the likelihood that people will be able to attend. If you don’t have your official invitations yet, then make some save the dates to send out. Include the time and date of your wedding, as well as the venue. This will give people an opportunity to put it on their calendars before the actual invitations are sent out.
Choose Your Dress
Finding your dress may be a little different when expecting than it might be otherwise. Your belly is going to grow, and when choosing a wedding dress, this should be considered. Give the bridal salon a call to make sure they have a selection from you to try on. Try a few different dresses on before deciding on the one you want. If your wedding is in the later half of your pregnancy, you will likely need to have it altered close to your wedding day.
Find Wedding Vendors
Make a list of all of the vendors you are looking to hire. Things to consider are a DJ, a photographer, a caterer, and a florist. These people can ensure your wedding is as professional and smooth as possible. If you can help it, don’t settle for the cheapest or the first person you find before interviewing several people. Talking to several vendors before choosing the right one can ensure you find the one that will be able to give you what you are looking for.
Once you have made these decisions, the rest of the wedding planning should be simple. While there are certainly a few last minutes things that always need to be done, getting the big stuff out of the way can make the weeks leading up to the wedding less stressful.