Flexibility is going to be key if you want to get married on short notice…
And as @KoiKove: a lot easier to plan if you are going with a small Guest List, and also by not going for the most difficult to book timeframes (if Off Season vs Summer, and not a Holiday Weekend etc)
Mr TTR & I got Engaged in April on Vacation, got my Ring in June, and then announced our Engagement… just a little more than 6 months from our chosen Wedding Day over the Christmas Holidays
BUT we’d already made some important determinations… as Encores we knew we wanted to Elope just the 2 of us and Marry in a Destination Wedding on a Beach… over the Christmas Holidays.
We didn’t have too many issues cause it was just the 2 of us when it came to Wedding Planning other than finding a workable Date and an Officiant, but because we were on vacation we were super flexible about the Date… so going for a Weekday was an easy fix on that front (we had to give up our original plan of getting Married on Christmas Eve, cause it wasn’t workable / practical)
The only other major issue I ran into was finding a Dress. Most Dress Salons want months and months of advance notice… 6 to 12 is the norm.
I didn’t have that… when you take into consideration alterations etc. So I had to buy off the rack that made things a lot more difficult. So you’ll want to be aware of that.
(In the end if there was ONE thing I could change about My Wedding it would be the Dress… in reality I settled… I wish I had not done that… but I did. It just seemed easier at the time. IF I was to do it all over again, I would have a longer lead time, so I could actually get the dress of my dreams… which By The Way I had all picked out on a Bridal Website).
The rest was awesome !!
But then again as I said, there were just the 2 of us… and a Back Home Reception Party after our Honeymoon… which was also very low key.
If I was going to be planning a Traditional Big White Pouffy Family Wedding (like I had the first time, with 100+ Guests) I would certainly want a longer lead time. My First Wedding I was Engaged for a Year before getting Married, and that seems just about right for that type of Wedding.
Hope this helps,