I have a friend putting together a wedding for her cousin in one week. Will not go into the intimate details on why their was only a 7 day window but I hope to pass on some valuable insight into what sacrifices must be made when planning a quick & cheap wedding so quickly.
I give kudos to those married couples that have done something like this before, inspite of surprising last minute injuries. Of course, in their case it was her second wedding, not her first. I was also reading this:
If you have a little flexibility and make decisions fast, you can save big bucks on your wedding day. As Chris Mohr, a longtime wedding minister at Foothills Chapel in Colorado, explains, “People pull off pretty elaborate funerals in just a few days all the time.” Not to be macabre, but weddings aren’t that different — location, ceremony, flowers, music, food. . . .
Here are 5 quick advantages of a wedding on a short notice:
- Shorter notice typically means fewer guests attend, and the more time families ponder guest lists, the longer those lists get.
- Vendors are more likely to negotiate on short notice..IF they have an opening on that day.
- Less time results in simpler weddings. All those personalized extras cost time and money. When you don’t have time, you’re less likely to fall into the bridal vortex that convinces you oodles of add-ons are necessary. Guests don’t notice if the candy is monogrammed. Trust me…Nobody cares…
- You end up buying a white dress at a discount store instead of splurging on an expensive gown that spend weeks to find.
- Focus more on the big picture than on the tiny details.
Look forward to giving you all of the inside details once it’s complete!!