Creating a Wedding Timeline

Jones-Street-PressWhen you just start to plan your wedding, you may feel as if you are looking at a curriculum of a four-year college program. There is so much to do that it is easy to get overwhelmed. However, all the tasks that you have in front of you don’t have to be completed at the same time. Some tasks can only be performed once you get married, such as getting your marriage certificate.

Creating a timeline for your wedding will not only allow you to handle the tasks one by one but also will save you money. All parts of your wedding, be it an engagement ring or getting registered with the government, have price tags attached to them. Following a timeline and making the necessary decisions on time will allow you to avoid procrastination and paying late fees or going for more expensive options because you didn’t make your decisions on time.

The average time that passes between an engagement and a wedding in Western countries is about 16 months. This means that typically you would have about a year to plan your weddings. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to do it in a year. Many people are able to plan gorgeous weddings in as little as a few months, even when they have a somewhat limited budget. The key to a successful wedding, no matter how much time or money you have, is to stay organized, have a budget, track your expenses and make sure that you are staying within your budget.

When thinking about weddings, many people think about a Saturday night in June. However, if you were to have a wedding on a Tuesday in March or Friday in October, you’d probably pay much less than what you’d pay to have a wedding on a Saturday in June. The sooner you decide on your budget and the number of guests, the sooner you can find out all the options that you really have.