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Planning a whirlwind wedding in a matter of weeks or months can be exhausting! Here’s how to plan the perfect last-minute wedding, according to Wedding and Events Manager at The Bingham, Amy Braund…

Preparing a last-minute wedding…

Planning a wedding last minute is no mean task, still arranging a wedding within a span of one year is not either. Scheduling enough prep time is vital, besides you definitely need to be a tad bit more methodical and determined. There’s short time to do the shopping and you are time crunched to spend a few days pondering over which flower arrangements you’d like. You have to make up your mind, and get moving hurriedly. However, you shouldn’t be distressed or apprehensive. You will love planning your wedding in a whirlwind just as you would if you had a good long year to go.

Wedding dates 

If you have been eyeing a venue, then check its availability right away. Don’t forget to check the availability of the registrar, too. If you are sure you have them both, book them without blinking an eyelid. Sought-after venues can be booked up much ahead of time, hence move swiftly if you want to firm up that dream setting for your special day. We believe that once a date is set and a venue is reserved, everything else will fall into place.

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Wedding preferences 

For most couples, being sure of their tastes or likes and dislikes can be hard. Left with only a few months to plan a wedding, ideally having an idea in mind can help it be turned around in adequate time. Instruct your venue on your food and drink preferences, flowers you’d like and what your perfect entertainment would be. Planning this straight away gives them enough room to work together with their suppliers, in terms of availability and quotation. If you have designs in mind, for example, a table decoration or certain type of flower, then order it. There’s surely no time for being undecided planning a wedding when strapped for time.

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Wedding invitations 

 With a venue and a date in place, there is no reason to hold up sending out your invitations. Send the invitations promptly, the sooner people save the date into their diaries, the better it is, especially for those out-of-town-guests. They might want to book time off work or arrange accommodation at the earliest convenience.

Wedding check list 

While the venue is meticulously sorting the ‘ins and outs’ of your wedding day, it’s imperative that you arrange the additional crucial bits that make your D day exceptional. Grab that perfect wedding dress. Doing this timely will allow time for alterations. If your partner needs help, assist him to get himself and his groomsmen suited and booted. Feeling a bit overburdened is but natural, however don’t hesitate to lean on kith n kin for support. Feel free to assign work, seek guidance if need be while going about your agendas, this will help take the stress off you. With friends, family and a wedding planner in tow, planning a wedding can be an enjoyable experience.

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If you and your fiancé simply cannot wait to tie the knot, The Bingham is running a special ‘Summer Whirlwind Wedding’ package at £99 per person. This includes the use of its Garden Rooms, terrace and garden, Prosecco on arrival, a stunning three course wedding breakfast with sommelier selected wine, and place cards, menus and a table plan. The package includes support from The Bingham’s in-house wedding planner and a Master of Ceremonies for the big day. Dates are available until 30th September 2018.

For more information, please contact Amy Braund, Wedding and Events Manager at The Bingham on 020 8940 0902 or visit https://www.thebingham.co.uk/.


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