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How to Plan a Last-Minute Wedding

Last minute weddings can be a wonderful spur-of-the-moment experience that changes your life –something romantic, spontaneous and a little adventurous. Naturally, things will be happening at the speed of light, and you might not have time to get that decoration you’ve always wanted or fly in your friend who lives in Europe, but with little preparation and sound judgment, you can have a wedding that’s the talk of the town! 

Of course, there’s nothing like the helping hand of a team who’s had their fair share of last-minute weddings to plan and prepare like the one at The Links at Union Vale. Here are a few tips on planning a wedding when you have limited time and a whirlwind of activity to keep things organized and under control. 

*Leave the finishing touches to the experts — Don’t stress over the little things. Brides love to be in control and sign off on every detail surrounding their big day, but it’s not the worst thing to relinquish control. If you surround yourself with a trusted team of helpers, they’ll be able to take a lot off your plate. As for a season-appropriate decoration, let the staff at the venue sprinkle blossoms or rose petals on the tables or simple snowflake decorations to add the wow factor. 

*Go digital — Save-the-dates are pretty romantic, but everyone is online these days. Cut to the chase and send your guests an email save the date. This will save days and even weeks in ordering save the date stationery, sending them and waiting for a reply from your guests. Facebook events and groups are also a great way of letting your guests know about your last minute wedding, and they will help you keep track of how many people will be attending. 

*Loosen the dress code — Your bridesmaids don’t have to have identical frocks to have your wedding seem elegant and refined. Give them a bit of creative freedom to choose their dresses in different shades of the same color. This may improve everyone’s experience as your friends know their figures, insecurities and how to accentuate their best features. This will also save money as you won’t have to budget in for bridesmaids dresses. 

*Getting married last minute is possible — A lot will depend on the destination in which you’re getting married, so check local requirements and make sure you’ll qualify in time. Do some research on local venues and remember that there’s a reason why The Links at Union Vale is a preferred location for couples who want to become Mr & Mrs just a little bit sooner!