Getting engaged for Thanksgiving and have your heart set on a Christmas or New Year’s Eve wedding? No problem! There are different timelines for weddings and not every one wants to spend a year or more planning one. When you want to fast track your wedding plans check out our Weddings in Ocean Isle Beach. We’ll work with you to select the most appropriate package for the type of ceremony you want. Following are some tips to help move things along.
Ready, Set, Go!
There’s nothing that says you can’t start planning your wedding as soon as you say, “Yes, I’ll marry you!” if not before! The shorter your time line the more streamline your plans need to be. Make a checklist of things you must do. Many bridal magazines have these lists already written out for you. Determine what your budget is and the type of ceremony you can afford. Book your ceremony and reception sites, purchase your gown, appoint the bridesmaids if there are any, and don’t forget to get a marriage license. This is the time to decide if you’re going to plan a big whoopla in a small amount of time or a very extravagant event for the two of you.
Flexibility is Key
When you have a short period of time it’s important to be flexible on things like the date, time, and location. Keep in mind that you’re making the same plans that brides are who are planning a year or more in advance are. First come, first served, is worth remembering. How about an evening wedding or a sunrise/sunset service on the beach. Take advantage of short cuts like our affordable ceremony packages that will save you a lot of money.
Take Any Help That’s Offered
You don’t have to do it all yourself! If you want, you can hire a wedding planner but at Ocean Isle Inn, our bridal specialists can help you navigate these new waters. You can count on us to help you get married in a lovely ceremony no matter what your time line is. It’s an exciting time, and having help with your plans and ceremony won’t take any of the specialness away from it for you. You can count on that.
Relax and Breathe
Stay calm and relaxed during the process of planning your wedding. It only comes around once and you don’t want your memories to include any meltdowns. This is when it’s beneficial to have someone helping you. Whether it’s your mother, your best friend, or one of our bridal specialists, chances are good that many of these people have already been down this road and already know the way.
Becoming Mr. & Mrs.
Congratulations on an engagement well done, even if short lived, and on the life ahead of you as a married couple. If you stayed relaxed during the planning stages you’ll have good memories to reflect back on through the years. If you took advantage of one of our packages you’ll have lots of wedding photographs and more to enjoy as well!
You can get more information about our wedding packages on our website and if you have questions just give Ocean Isle Inn a call toll free at 1-800-352-5988. We’d love to hear from you.