No, you're not going to walk down the aisle naked. Yes, you CAN plan your wedding in six months or less (actually, much less if you need to)!
A week after the proposal most brides-to-be are smiling until their face hurts, making endless phone calls, tweeting the limit of heart-shaped emoji's, and doing their best to avoid taking excessive glances at their ring finger every second (I see you). If you're feeling overwhelmed, I don't blame you! Your wedding day is fast approaching, and every single wedding planning timeline on the internet says it's going to take 12-18 months to pull off. There are details to decide. Guest lists to create. Vendors to select. Bookings to, um, book. That's a recipe for stress if I ever heard one. But here's the thing...
Your engagement doesn't actually have to be stressful!
In fact, it can even be—enjoyable! Picture yourself clinking champagne-filled flutes with your fiance just a few months (or even weeks) from now, smiling as you soak up every moment of your wedding day. You're hugging guests, and cutting into the most delicious cake. And at every stop on your itinerary, you're so, so happy that the focus of your engagement was on growing closer as a couple and enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime experience together. This is the experience you want!
If you decide that a shorter wedding planning timeline is right for you, you'll need the following in your bag of tricks: * A clear vision for Your Big Day * The ability to make quick decisions under pressure * Serious wedding planning know-how
By taking things one step at a time, staying on track & following your checklist & timeline (And not getting swamped on social media. Seriously, GET OFF PINTEREST GIRL!) you can plan your dream wedding in 6 months (or less). You can also expect these benefits: * The two of you can actually start your life together instead of just talking about it * The streamlined planning process will make your stress levels more manageable, meaning you and your fiance can spend less time fighting ("What do you mean, you don't like purple peonies!?") and more time learning how to love each other better. * Your eyes will stay on the prize—a marriage that's built to last a lifetime, rather than an event that's over and done with in 24 hours.
You’ve already done the hard work of falling in love. Stay in love through the rest of your planning process, and I promise: All the little details will work themselves out just fine.