It’s not often we get a wedding inquiry from a couple who wants to get married in a bar in just 19 days. Yes, I said 19 days! When you are as cool as Kaitlin and Lars, a destination brunch wedding planned in 19 days at your favorite DTLA bar is just right! Using my top 5 tips for planning a wedding in 30 days or less will help!
Pro Tip #1: Hire Professionals
When it comes to crunch time wedding planning, don’t head to craigslist thinking scrimping will be the best move. Truth is, when it comes to planning a wedding in just a couple of weeks, you don’t have time for mistakes that can’t be fixed. Hire relatable, experienced and professional vendors who carry insurance and have great reviews. They will be the pros you lean on to pull your big day together in a flash!
Pro Tip #2: Be Flexible
Planning a wedding in 30 days means you need to be open to options, situations, and challenges that may arise. Being too rigid is a recipe for disasters. Trust your vendor team and your gut that whatever choice you make is the right one!
Pro Tip #3: Use an All-Inclusive Venue
This would include catering, staffing, bar, and basic rentals. When you are working on a month-of time frame, you can’t reinvent the wheel. Working with a venue that has your basic needs already covered is a huge time and stress relief. That way you only have to bring in the florals and decorative elements to make the space your own.
You never know until you ask: the Everson Royce Bar had never hosted a wedding before, yet they created a delicious brunch menu full of California favorites, a mimosa bar, and espresso martinis!
Pro Tip #4: Be Realistic with Your Expectations
Remember to gauge your expectations accordingly to what can be successfully and logically accomplished in 30 days. This includes your expectations of yourself. Jumping into crash diets or pressuring your wedding day to be perfection isn’t the answer. Your wedding will be amazing—even in 30 days—because ultimately and most importantly, you are marrying YOUR person, not the day!
Kaitlin loves ice cream cones! What does Lars do with that information?
Surprise the heck out of his bride and hire the CVT retro ice cream truck!
CVT = Chocolate, Vanilla, Twist.
Pro Tip #5: K.I.S.S. – Keep it Simple Stupid!
The more guests you invite, the more complicated wedding planning gets. Keeping your guest list boiled down to the most important and key people in your life will save you valuable time and drama. Extra points if you omit a wedding party and roll as a solo duo on the wedding day.
While some weddings take months and months to plan, others don’t have to! Following these 5 tips for planning a wedding in 30 days or less will help you be successful no mater what your timeline is!
photography: Aurelia D’Amore Photography // venue name: Everson Royce Bar, Los Angeles, California, USA // event design: Anything But Gray Events // planning: Anything But Gray Events // florals: Winston & Main // wedding dress: Bianca Spender // bride’s shoes: Aperlai // hair stylist:Betsy DiFrancesca // makeup artist: Betsy DiFrancesca // groom attire: Brooks Brothers // catering:Everson Royce Bar // desserts: CVT Truck // linen rentals: BBJ Linen // music: Hey Mister DJ // Icy Hot Club