There is not always time to start preparing for the wedding a year before the desired date, to choose the details measuredly and think about everything. Sometimes you need to act fast! How not to go crazy and organize a wedding in a month, where to run and what to grab on to in the first place? Chanfashion knows the answer. We have prepared a list of the bride’s to-do list for you: a weekly wedding preparation plan and useful tips on how to prepare for the wedding quickly.
One month before the wedding
Apply to the registry office
For the wedding to take place for real, this should be done first, especially if you only have a month to get married 🙂
Tip: if urban registry office you are not satisfied, choose an express ceremony in document service Done.
Make a guest list and alert them
Don’t waste time printing. Those close to you need to plan their time, so warn them as early as possible. Beautiful invitations will come to them later.
Tip: for such an express mode of preparation for a wedding, you can not order a month in advance printed invitations. Make your wedding website on a free website builder, fill in all the important information (date, place, time, dress code) and send the link to the invitees.
Book your wedding venue
If you decide to arrange an accelerated preparation for the wedding in the summer, then there is a good chance that most of the venues are already occupied and you will have to choose from the leftovers. Getting married from November to March increases your chances. In any case, our advice is to choose an already prepared place: a restaurant, country complex, private house for a small wedding. You won’t have time to plan communication and convenience in a forest or an abandoned factory in less than a month.
Assemble a team of wedding specialists
Tip: To save wedding preparation time, use Tenders. You need to choose a service, specify the date, budget and approximate wishes (it will take no more than 5 minutes). After that, just wait: the experts themselves will offer you their services. The most convenient thing is that these pros are already free for your date and agree on the budget, and this is very important in expedited wedding preparations.
We suggest booking specialists in order of importance, approximately according to the following list:
Take care of the design
If you’ve hired a decorator, they’ll need time to sketch, prepare props, and compose compositions—so start as early as possible. If you decide to do the wedding decoration yourself, then all the more time will be needed to order the necessary details or find them in stores.
Council: ask your friends for help in order to organize a wedding in time for a month.
Choose date for bachelorette and bachelor parties
A quick wedding preparation in a month is no reason to abandon traditions, especially such fun ones!
Tip: hen-party and the bachelor party must take place no later than a week before the wedding. So you can relax there, realizing that there is still time to prepare. And there will still be a week to recover from the consequences of the party 🙂
Sign up for beauty treatments
Manicures and pedicures, eyebrow shaping, hair removal — don’t forget to include everything important in your wedding preparation plan! But we advise you not to succumb to the temptation and not to experiment with new procedures during the wedding preparation for a month: a solarium, new peels or hair coloring can be a real disaster (in the eyes of the bride, of course) if they fail.
Three weeks before the wedding
order a cake
Be sure to use our Catalog to choose the best confectioner for your wedding cake. When you order it, calculate the weight according to the number of guests at the wedding: approximately 150–200 grams per person.
Go for a make-up and hair trial
Don’t leave your image on your wedding day to chance: it’s better to spend a few hours of wedding preparation, but be sure that on X day you will look irresistible.
Buy the wedding dress and the groom’s suit
Unfortunately, you will not have enough time for individual tailoring — there is less than a month left. So choose the right one wedding dress salon and men’s suits. By the way, have you thought about taking wedding dress for rent? This will save your budget and put on a cool designer dress at an affordable price.
The DJ will put together the perfect wedding playlist, but you need to choose the music for the most important moments: the bride and groom walking down the aisle, first dance, dance of the bride with dad. If you get lost in the variety of options, our wedding playlist 🙂
Buy wedding accessories
It is easy to forget some little thing in such a turmoil of preparations for the wedding a month in advance, and then be left without beautiful glasses or a cake spatula. Therefore, we have written a detailed article for you about Wedding accessories: what and where to buy, what to look for when choosing and how to save. Don’t thank, but rather read!
Two weeks before the wedding
Make a detailed wedding day plan
Our advice — do not neglect this point: it will help to collect every single moment into the overall picture of an ideal wedding. Write down all the stages of the wedding day — the bride’s preparations, photo session, ceremony, cutting the cake, and so on — put them in the plan and calculate how long they will take. Be sure to turn to your team of specialists for help: photographers and presenters will be happy to help you plan your wedding day correctly.
Buy wedding rings
In choise wedding rings There are many nuances, read them in our article.
It’s important that no one goes hungry 🙂 In your wedding preparation plan, set aside time to meet with the restaurant or catering staff to approve the final menu. But before that, do not forget to read our tips on how to make a wedding menu and avoid common mistakes.
Collect your image
This quest does not end with the purchase of a wedding dress. Here is a short list of what does a bride need for a wedding: shoes (maybe two pairs), a garter, a set of underwear, hair accessories, a handbag.
Bouquet and boutonniere
It is important not only to approve their appearance and the flowers used, but also to try them on with your outfits.
Tip: pay attention that the bouquet does not spoil your silhouette in the dress, and the boutonniere does not merge with the groom’s suit.
One week before the wedding
Create a seating plan for guests at a banquet
Contact the invitees in advance and clarify whether they can come and in what composition. Then you’ll find a grandmaster level puzzle in chess: how to seat everyone in such a way as to create the right atmosphere and not upset anyone 🙂 To help you, we have prepared a list of tips, how to seat guests at a wedding.
Confirm agreements with specialists
A week before the wedding, we strongly advise you to call each of the team again and confirm that everything is in place. If suddenly someone does not get in touch, you will have time to solve this hitch in the plan. Yes, a little, but it’s better than being left without a photographer on the morning of the wedding day.
Finish with handmade
If you love needlework and have taken do it yourself during preparation for the wedding, a month before, some decorative elements, decorate glasses or seating cards — this should be ready at least 5 days before the wedding.
The day before the wedding
Check everything on the list
Accessories, printing, decorative elements and other important little things. Take the list you made up in advance and check each item.
Assemble a rescue kit
You will need a small bag with very important little things. Here’s the list: plasters, pins, thread and needle, hygiene items, painkillers, antihistamines, hangover pills, spare tights. Give it to the bridesmaid, and then minor troubles will not take you by surprise.
Get things in order
Check the dress again (and admire a little, of course), iron the shirt and trousers and other things that need it. Make sure that the shoes are clean and that there are no price tags or tags hanging anywhere.
That’s it, you’ve completed the marathon “Preparing for a wedding in a month.” It remains only to calm down: lie down in a foamy bath, drink herbal tea and switch off from the bustle of wedding preparations. Your last task on the bride’s to-do list is to enjoy the first day of your new relationship together.
Don’t forget to check out our Online planner. We have created the most convenient free service so that your preparation for the wedding of your dreams is easy and enjoyable 🙂 There you can also plan your budget and control all wedding expenses.