Your loved one proposed on Valentine’s Day and surprised you with a romantic evening and stunning engagement ring. We wish you congratulations on your engagement! You and your fiancée might have decided you do not want a long engagement period, but instead are ready to start your married life now.
Whether you have been cohabitating, or simply dislike waiting a long time, and want to say your “I do’s” as soon as possible, you can plan a charming and elegant wedding in three months or sooner. Please keep in mind you probably won’t get that highly sought after wedding venue that has a 12-month waiting period, but you can still pull off a beautiful wedding and share it with your friends and family.
Tip #1: Schedule a meeting with a Toronto Wedding Planner
Your wedding planner will help you address the basics:
- The Venue
- Selecting an Officiant
- Size of the Event
- Setting a Date
- Choosing the Entertainment
- Finding Wedding Vendors, and More!
Because you are in hurry to get married, it is a good idea to have more than one selection for each item, as you first choice may not be available. Rather, you will want to have at least three different choices in mind ranked accordingly.
Tip #2: Get wedding invitations sent out ASAP
If you are going with a 2 or 3-month time frame, there is time to get paper wedding invitations out in the mail. Another great option is to use Paperless Post to create and send out digital invitations electronically.
Rather than ask for an RSVP via the postal service, request guests email you instead. You can create an email account just for your wedding RSVPs. If you are really anxious to tie the knot and want to get married in a month, send out digital invitations instead and request an email RSVP.
As an alternative, you could set up a wedding website and include a page where invitees can RSVP on your site. There are many affordable, and user-friendly templates available through places like weddingwindow.com and squarespace.com. Not only can you monitor RSVPs, but also use the website to communicate with your guests, like providing directions to your venue.
Tip #3: Don’t forget to register for wedding gifts!
In all the hustle and bustle of getting things done, take a little time out and complete a few different gift registries. Most retailers offer online registration, so you and your fiancée can do them from the comfort of home if you do not have time to go to the actual stores.
Tip #4: Apply for your wedding license
Don’t wait until the week of your wedding to do this. You want to apply for it one month in advance. Once the wedding license is issued, you have 30-days to have it signed, registered, and recorded.
Tip #5: Select the wedding dress and tuxedo
You may need assistance from your wedding planner with places that can supply you with a wedding dress quickly, as some bridal shops only have “display” dresses and it could take around six months to get one. However, there are other shops with faster turn-around times, as well as designers that could possibly be available to custom make your dress. With the tuxedo, aside from purchasing one, there are rental options, if timing will be an issue.
For more tips and assistance in planning a wedding quickly, please feel free to contact the certified wedding planners in Toronto at Fusion Events at 416-651-3873 now! We can even provide the entertainment!