(Closed) Is it doable to plan a wedding in less than 2 months?!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Flowers from costco or Albertsons.

Find a caterer.

Rent a tux.


Post # 5
12904 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s very doable.  It’s going to be stressful on you, but it’s definitely doable! 

I would do invites as soon as you have the date and place solidified.  Everything else can be done after, but you need to give people as much notice as possible!  Good luck!

Post # 7
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

Oh yes very do-able, maybe more stressful. But you can do it. 🙂


Post # 8
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I think you can def. do it especially because your venue is someone’s house that you know. I would get on invites ASAP, that is the main thing you are running out of time on. Ordering from vistaprint,zazzle or a place like that should allow them to arrive quickly and you can get them out asap. Also, I am guessing maybe you already had your dress? That could be another thing that needs to be taken care of ASAP. You may have to find a dress that doesn’t need alterations because I am not sure you could order a dress and have alterations done by then. Everything else shouldn’t be that time consuming. I mean, I am getting married March 30th and while I have people secured for different things, I haven’t finalized anything yet.. Catering should be fairly easy to secure.. tons of different places do catering, flowers you can always order from Sam’s, Costco or a grocery store. A bakery should be able to do atleast a simple cake or you can always order cute cupcakes and just order a small cake for the two of you to cut. 

The main thing is invites (and dress if you don’t already have it). I would try and order them next week with fast delievery hopefully getting them by Mid January, mailing out as soon as you get them (even if that means addressing over night) and asking people to RSVP a week or so before the day. OR you could always send out an email “Save-the-date.” Let people know what is going on so they can go ahead and set the date aside and then let them know what because of a change in plans invites will arive later. 

Post # 10
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I know it’s unorthodox, but consider an online invite option to expedite the whole process.  There are sites that specialize in this sort of thing for weddings – check out glo – http://glosite.com/?r=apwads.  They do really attractive stuff, and given the situation I think foregoing the paper invite would be understood.

They advertise through A Practical Wedding.  Speaking of, A Practical Wedding and Intimate Weddings would probably be good planning resources for you.  THere is no reason you should not be able to plan a small party in 2 months although you’ll probably have to let go of some of the ideas you have about what “has” to be there.

Post # 11
5288 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yes, absolutely. We got married just over 2 months after we got engaged. The actually “planning” part was done in the first two weeks. Really, there was not that much to do. 

You can most definitely do it, especially as you already have the location and are planning something relatively intimate and low-key. I am sorry for the circumstances that have you choosing to do so though. 

If that is what you want to do though pick a date, get on the phone, and get some invites out!

Post # 12
5288 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@echolove:  For your dress you can probably find a sample you can take home right away (this is what I had to do, too) if you can’t find one in a non-bridal store. If you want a short white dress, look at a bridal store’s “destination wedding” rack/samples. Those are usually your best bet for shorter styles and/or more casual styles. Small alterations can be done by a small off-site seamstress if the store’s seamstress is backed up. 

Post # 13
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@echolove:  I know people who have done it in less time. I would choose a date in the next week an call around to find vendors– you’ll need an officiant, food (restaurant catering/carry out is a great way to save money on short notice), and possibly a photographer. Figure out those first, then I would look at off the rack stores and mom and pop wedding shop for dresses you can buy right away. Florists can work quickly, but around valentines day you are going to pay a premium. You might want to look at a grocery florist to save money.

You can print your own invites and get them in the mail in the next week. There are kits at any Michaels/AC Moore/Craft store. I have also found Vistaprint to be really fast.

If you send out invites by 1/2/13, then ask for RSVPs back by 2/1, you can easily have a wedding as soon as 2/9. You can do it sooner if needed.

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