How to pull off a last-minute wedding

Denver Etiquette & Advice

February 9, 2022

Laura Steele/Couture Colorado

On average, most brides spend between 12 and 18 months preparing the perfect wedding day. So, of course, the idea of a last minute wedding plan could be stressful, to say the least. But with the Covid-19 pandemic many of you have had to reschedule your wedding and a last-minute wedding may be in order. 

You might need to think outside the box for your wedding band

You probably know that the choice of the engagement ring can take several months. When it comes to your wedding ring, the expectations are even higher, which means that for a lot of couples, the perfect ring is all about investing time and money in the search. Even if you set a budget to avoid overspending, it can be tricky to find the ring you'll wear for a lifetime in a matter of days. It is perfectly ok to get a simple ring for the wedding right now and then splurge on a the ring your really want after the wedding. 

Find a dress NOW

When you under a time cruse to get the perfect dress, you need to approach your dress shopping from a different angle. Ordering a dress from a bridal boutique usually takes months. But call and ask if they have any samples available for sale. If you can close to sample size, you can get a great deal on a designer dress. And be sure to leave enough time to alterations. 

Indeed, you can create a simple theme with your bridesmaids and find excellent quality dresses from main retailers. For something a little out of the ordinary, you can take a look at the vintage category on eBay.There are many beautiful wedding dresses that can make you feel like a princess for a tenth of the cost. Besides, these dresses are immediately available, which is not always the case in bridal boutiques. 

You should also consider making a fashion moment and choosing a dress in a color. Like the photo above, a blush colored dress makes a style impact. I am obsessed! 

Keep it real with a backyard reception

Finding a venue on short notice can be tricky. But you can look out for an alternative in your own backyard or a rental vacation home via Airbnb or VRBO. Please be sure to check with the owner if weddings and events are allowed.  Indeed, a rustic wedding theme will bring your vintage and simple clothing choices together to perfection. You can use the natural landscape as part of the decor, such as putting lanterns around the tree branches or using the firepit as a central point for gatherings. It may not be the grandiose venue you were dreaming of, but you can make it look and feel just as magical as any other site. Remember, it's a day of love; what better place to celebrate it than at home? Check out this Vintage Picnic in Aspen for inspiration or this Micro Wedding in Breckenridge

Be Flexible with the Vendors

Your favorite vendors may not be available. Think about having the wedding on a Friday or Sunday and you will have a much better chance of getting the photographer and florist your love. 

A last-minute wedding? Challenge accepted! With these simple tips, you can get ready in no time and celebrate with your loved ones the most important day of your life. 


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