Brides comes in all varieties. Some brides plan their wedding like a military operation, booking the venue three years in advance and meticulously supervising the day, down to the last napkin ring and song on the DJ's playlist. Not for them a romantic dash to Gretna Green or a haphazard last-minute dash to the register office.
Others are more willing to go with the flow, act on the spur of the moment, seize the day and so on. If you're one of those brides, you may be planning your wedding with a week to spare. But don't worry (were you anyway?) You can still have a perfectly marvellous day!
If the prospect of pulling it all together daunts you, hire a wedding planner. that way, you can use the time available to get your hair and nails done and search the shops for That Dress. Forget eBay, you don't want to miss the excitement of trying on dozens of frocks until you find the one!
Doing it yourself? Trawl the internet for last-minute venue and honeymoon deals - you might come up with a terrific bargain. Cancellations do occur and there are always some jewels waiting to drop into your lap if you can pack your bags (and wedding dress) at a moment's notice. Second, organise the ceremony. See if you can get a slot at the church or register office that suits your spontaneous plans.
The big snag is going to be rounding up friends and family - if the wedding's next week, they may be booked already. You might have to trim your guest list accordingly. But on the plus side, venues will be more prepared to fit you in at short notice if there aren't hundreds of guests turning up, and you may get a discount for a late booking - visit www.whirlwindweddings.com. Good luck!
Don't forget too that here at Henry Kaye, we can get all your wedding shoes, wedding accessories and bridesmaids dress out to you in a week (on a standard delivery if we have them in stock) or if time is really tight, the next day (on an express delivery). To see our range of stunning wedding shoes, elegant bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, black tie page boy outfits and sophisticated wedding bags and bridal gloves. To see the complete range, click here.
If time is not an issue, then why not check out our Wedding Planning for hints and advice on what you need to do when. And for all our other hints, tips and advice to help make planning the wedding of your dreams as stress-free as possible, click for our wedding information pages.