Getting engaged is one of the most exciting events that can happen to a loving couple.
But once that excitement wears off, it’s time to buckle down and plan what exactly your wedding will look like.
Everything from the guest list, cake, invitations, dress and or tuxedos, must be perfectly planned before the big day. Honestly, it’s a lot and can also get quite costly.
Though couples will on average wait one to two years before the actual ceremony, sometimes they’ll opt for a shrunken down timeline instead.
There are many reasons why a couple will decide to expedite their wedding timeline. Sometimes this can be boiled down to the cost of a bigger and more elaborate wedding. After all, the average budget for a wedding ceremony and reception comes out to $28,385.
However a quick engagement can also just mean the happy couple want to be wed as soon as possible. So, if this sounds like you and your significant other, here’s how to organize a proper wedding when you’re on a time crunch.
The first thing you must do is sit down with your future spouse and answer these questions together.
- What day will the wedding be held?
- What is your budget?
- Who is on the guestlist? Inviting only a handful of close family and friends will help you keep costs low.
- Who will cater the wedding?
- Will you be renting or buying your garments for the big day?
- And of course—where will the wedding be held? Are you in need of a party venue or will you be holding the ceremony in your home?
Places to have a wedding while on a budget
If you’re looking to save a few bucks on a last-minute wedding, try not to tell the potential party venues you’re looking to book a wedding. You’ll run the risk of a wedding ceremony upcharge. However, on the other hand, some more unique wedding places can be accommodating if you do mention you’re a bride or groom to be, so check out the reviews of your potential location.
Surprisingly, some of the best places to have a wedding are the ones you’d least suspect. Long gone are the days of having two options—either a chapel or hotel courtyard.
Have you ever considered golf course greens for your special day?
Not only is this a budget-friendly venue, but some golf course greens / courses can help you plan out that special day if everything is moving much too fast for you
The alternative venue: golf course greens
If this has sparked your interest, go ahead and answer the other questions on your list. Before you head to the golf course greens, you’re going to want to know just how many guests you want at your wedding and who will be coming.
What to look for
Golf course greens photograph beautifully. You’ll also have a field of open space that will accommodate you and your loved ones.
You’re going to want to make sure the venue has a few key elements:
- Do they offer catering services?
- Do they have reviews from previous happy couples?
- Do they have wedding packages that suit your budget.
These are just a few questions you should have on hand before meeting with a representative.
Say ‘I do’ to the wedding of your dreams too
Whether you’ve set your date three years or three months from now, it’s safe to say that going with an alternative wedding venue can be the best choice you’ve made yet—aside from agreeing to spend your life with your new fiance of course.