Tips to Organize a Flash Wedding

August 27, 2019
It's best to hire a professional planner to organize your flash wedding. However, you can also do it yourself. All you need is a clear idea of what you want and some good organizational skills.

Organizing a flash wedding can be difficult. After all, there are so many things to consider…and in such little time! It may sound like too much stress.

Basically, the main question is how to organize it in such a short time.

Today, we’ll tell you just how to go about planning one without turning into bridezilla or groomzilla.

Flash Wedding

So, you’ve decided to take this important step and would like to celebrate the wedding ASAP because you’re dying to tie the knot. However, you become a nervous wreck and get stressed out when you begin to think about how you’ll pull it all off in such a short amount of time. You want it to be perfect, after all.

Calm down and take a deep breath, because your nerves will only work against you. Everything will be great if you just relax and start planning it one little step at a time.

Here’s some advice.

Place and Date

A wedding by the sea.
The first thing you need to figure out is the place and date for your wedding. Try to find what’s most suitable for your needs.

There are many reasons why a couple may like to get married as soon as they can. Perhaps they’re going to move together to another country. Maybe they’re expecting a baby. In any case, keep in mind that, as much as you wish to hurry, bureaucracy might slow you down.

For example, in some places, waiting lists for both civil and religious weddings are long once you sign up. This is particularly true for large cities and popular locations.

It’s for this reason that the first thing you need to decide is the wedding location. You can then start planning it depending on the date you agree upon.

Notify Your Guests

Once you have date and location. the next step is to make a guest list and notify them of the event as soon as possible.

If scheduling is difficult for you and your partner, it’ll also be difficult for them. They’ll have to check their schedules, make changes, and organize themselves to be able to attend your event.

So, the sooner you let them know, the better. Keep in mind that you’ll get better attendance if you send a save-the-date notice.

Again, don’t leave it until the last minute!

Hiring a Wedding Planner for Your Flash Wedding

A few wedding guests talking and drinking.

Wedding planners are widely popular these days, especially for flash weddings. These people have experience and can help you streamline many details.

If you have no idea of what you want and, also, you have little time to organize it, then it’ll is best if you hire a professional wedding planner. They’ll be able to help you and you won’t be so stressed out.

For example, a wedding planner knows just how to organize such an event. They already have a portfolio and a selection of places for banquets, photographers, themes, price range, etc. It’s for that reason that you’ll save valuable time with a planner.

A Flash Wedding Banquet

Overall, it’s important to limit the list of things to do before an express wedding. It’s better to select a banquet in a place that already includes everything: music, decoration, etc. This way, you’ll be able to focus on other details.

So, choose a venue for your flash wedding that can offer what you need in a short amount of time and reduce your tasks to a minimum.

We recommend you read: Three Wedding Menu Options for Your Celebration

The Groom’s Suit

A groom buttoning up a jacket.

Go out and search for your ideal outfit for the occasion. If it requires fitting and alterations, you’ll need to get it with enough time for it to be finished on time.

Obviously, you won’t have too much time to go from store to store looking for a dress or a suit. It’s for this reason that it’ll be much better to go find one that’s already made, so choose a store that offers a wide variety. You may be really lucky and even find the perfect one for you in just one visit!

Another thing to keep in mind is whether the suit or gown will need alterations. Allow about twenty days or so for them. This is why you should start shopping and make a decision as soon as possible.

Also, keep in mind that if you’re having bridesmaids, then their selection of dresses will also take some time. Try to choose the same design for all of them; it’ll save you a lot of time.

We recommend you read: How to Choose the Perfect Look for a Wedding

The Details

If you don’t have a wedding planner, then you need to attend to the rest of the details such as rings, photographs, stylists, etc as soon as you can.

You can always count on the help of your friends and relatives to do so, many of whom have already organized a wedding. Lean on them for advice on contacts, proven experience, and personal opinion.

Remain Calm as You Plan Your Flash Wedding

A bride and groom embracing.
Organizing a wedding is stressful, but with careful planning, you can enjoy an unforgettable day. So take a deep breath and relax!

Planning for a regular wedding well in advance is already a source of much stress. So, it’s logical for a flash wedding to be stressful.

However, it doesn’t help to be a nervous wreck nor to get angry about any unforeseen events. On the contrary, such an attitude will waste your time and bring you down. You need to be patient and remain cheerful to continue with the planning.

Keep calm.

Accept that there’ll be some unforeseen events and that not everything will go on as you planned it. Improvisation is an art, and this is a good time to practice it! Think that it’s all about enjoying your wedding day together with any imperfections or successes it may have.

It’s not a competition, so don’t let it exhaust you before your big day.

The Honeymoon

Finally, let’s talk about the honeymoon. It’s a whole separate chapter when it comes to required planning. So, if you want to plan it more carefully, then don’t do so immediately. You can decide on your perfect honeymoon at a later time.

In any case, do be clear as to whether you want a honeymoon abroad or in the country where you live. Thus, if you want to cross the borders, you must first make sure that all of your traveling documents are in order. Otherwise, you’ll only be able to travel to a national destination. In any case, you can always postpone the trip and do it later so you can go where you want to.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this article. Read more about how to pick your honeymoon destination here.

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