How to Plan a Wedding in 6 Months–Or Less!

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Can you plan a wedding in 6 months? Absolutely! The shorter timeline simply means prioritizing important decisions and focusing on what matters most to the two of you. Let’s get this party-planning started...

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Be flexible

If you’re not tied to a particular month or season, you can snap up a venue’s next open day, whenever that is. You might even get a discount since it’s often harder for places to fill their calendars as a date approaches.

Think small

For an especially short timeline, like 30 days, consider limiting your guest list to simplify the preparations. One way to do this: Celebrate the main event with immediate family and host a larger party after the wedding.


Go all-inclusive

An event space that’s all-inclusive can make your life a lot easier since you won’t have to find separate venues for the ceremony and reception or enlist outside vendors to take care of the food and drinks. Hotels tend to have a range of options available to fit your guest count.

Spread the word

As soon as you have a venue and a date, share the details with your guests so they can clear their calendars!

Don’t delay dress shopping

For the biggest selection, try on wedding dresses as early as you can. (Certain styles are only available by special order.) Even if you’re planning a wedding in 2 months or less, David’s Bridal stylists can help you find a gown you love that will be ready in time for your big day.

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Ask for assistance

A wedding coordinator can save you precious time by sourcing the best florist, DJ, and other vendors for your vision and your budget. Or, request your venue’s preferred vendor list: the people they’ve worked with before and trust completely.

Make an easy getaway

You have enough big-day details to decide, so think about an all-inclusive resort for your honeymoon. You can also postpone your travel plans for a few months if you need more time to figure out where you want to go!