Any wedding planning timeline is challenging, but a 90-day preparation can be another level.
But don’t panic; planning a wedding within 3 months is possible. That said, we’ve gathered simple tips and tricks for pulling off a memorable wedding in a short time frame. Plus, we got a Free 3-Month Wedding Planner Checklist for you to stay organized and create a wedding you’ve been dreaming of.
Do the Basics
Determine where to get married, including the ceremony and reception venues. Then, set your wedding date. We recommend getting married on a day, not Saturday, to find vendors easily.
Decide on the type of ceremony, theme, color palette, and overall atmosphere you want to create. Next, allocate funds to each wedding aspect, such as venue, catering, attire, decorations, photography, and entertainment. Be sure to prioritize the most important elements.
When deciding on your guest list, keep it as small as possible. You can limit it to close family and friends and provide them with all necessary details well in advance. Then, assemble your wedding party and find an officiant early on.
Secure the Marriage License
Research your state’s marriage laws, where you and your partner must determine how long it takes to get the license and its requirements. Be sure to get the wedding legalities organized as early as possible.
Hire a Wedding Planner
A planner is necessary if you have an extremely quick wedding planning timeline. Their skills and experience will help you ensure everything runs smoothly.
Select Key Vendors
Secure essential vendors, such as caters, florists, musicians, and photographers, as soon as possible. Inform them about your tight timeline and ensure their availability for your wedding date.
You can send out electronic invitations or opt for ready-made templates to save time on printing and mailing. And we can help you simplify the designing of your invites with our Canva wedding invitation stationery.
The Elegant Parisian Blush Pink Wedding Invite Suite is an excellent pick if you’re planning a Parisian-themed wedding. It includes a wedding invitation, a detail card, and an RSVP card with customizable space for your wedding details.
But suppose you prefer a wedding style with a clean and minimalist aesthetic. In that case, our Minimalist Modern Luxury Black & White Wedding Stationery with sleek and contemporary designs can instantly match your preference.
Shop Wedding Attire Smartly
When time is limited, purchase wedding attire from a reputable boutique that offers off-the-rack options or shorter delivery times. You can shop for ready-to-wear bridal gowns or consider borrowing a family heirloom dress. Explore rental options or look for sales and discounts for the groom and bridal party attire.
Keep the Menu Simple
Discuss your food preferences with the caterer and choose a simple yet delicious menu. You can go for a buffet or family-style meals that are easier to organize than plated service. Ask your guests about their dietary restrictions and communicate them with your caterer.
More Wedding Planning Tips for a 90-Day Timeline:
- Send your wedding invites around 6 weeks in advance to give your guests enough time to plan.
- Reach out to your vendors a few weeks before your big day to finalize the last-minute details.
- Buy beer and wine in bulk from a brewery or vineyard instead of having an open bar.
- Get a standard cake from your favorite bakery and add a unique cake topper.
- Ask your local florists to use in-season flowers for some simple arrangements.
- Ensure you have all your RSVPs around 2 weeks before your wedding and provide your caterer and venue with a final head count.
While planning a wedding within three months may seem overwhelming, you can create a beautiful and memorable celebration with proper organization, prioritization, and a positive mindset.