How to Plan a Wedding in 12 Months

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Think it’s impossible to plan a wedding in a mere 12 months? Although it will require a lot of hard work and determination, it is possible to organize an amazing wedding in just a year. If you are on a tight schedule and want to get married sooner rather than later, then the below blog will tell you everything there is to know about how to plan a wedding in record time.

Decide on your budget

You can’t start planning a wedding until you know what your budget is. If you only have a limited timeframe to organize everything, then the more money you have to spend, the better. That being said, it is still possible to plan a wedding in a year if you are on a tight budget; you just need to get a little bit more creative with your choices.

If you don’t have a lot of money saved up to pay for your wedding, you may want to ask family members to contribute. But remember, your wedding is only one day, so don’t bankrupt yourself or get into debt unnecessarily.

Confirm the venue

One of the most important aspects of a wedding is the venue. This is something that needs to be sorted out as soon as possible, so it should be very high up on your to-do list. As you look to confirm a venue, think about the overall vibe or theme you want. You may want one of the luxury wedding reception venues that sit alongside the riverside to give it that extra elegant touch. You can guarantee that you will get delicious food and service at a luxurious venue.

Send out your invites

Depending on the time of year you are planning to get married, you may find that some of your intended guests are already booked up for your preferred date. Therefore, to avoid disappointment and to ensure all your loved ones can attend your big day, make sure that you send out your invitations as soon as you have a date and venue confirmed.


If you don’t have time to order bespoke wedding invites, you may want to consider designing your own e-invites, which can be emailed directly to your guests.

Enlist the help of others

If you want to plan a wedding in just 12 months, you will need some help. Now is not the time to try and take on everything yourself, so ask friends, family members, colleagues, and anyone else you think can or might want to help to pitch in. Don’t worry if you struggle with the art of delegation or don’t want to get others involved. You could always go down the route of hiring a wedding planner to do all the legwork for you.

Focus on what matters

There are so many things to organize for a wedding, including the food, entertainment, decorations, and flowers, all of which can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you only have 12 months before you say, “I do”.

Therefore, it can be a good idea to focus your efforts on what matters most to you and your partner. This could be making sure you secure your favorite band or finding the perfect designer dress. Write everything out in priority order and tackle something new each week or month. You will get there with it!