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Get Inspired: G+G is all about sharing the magic. Our blog posts and Instagram feed are your personal source for: sublime event design inspiration, planning tips and tools, done-for-you party plans, and real events from industry pros.  Be sure to subscribe to our email list (we NEVER spam or sell your info) to stay current with everything that's happening around G+G

Planning & Design: With more than 10 years in the event industry,  I launched G+G with a focus on design, planning, and production for weddings and special events . I combine organic, sustainably-minded designs and a collaborative planning style to make for a truly custom experience. (And, yes, we do travel for destination events.) For more details, email hello@gatherandgoods.com

Educating Event Creatives: For years, I served as a business coach of sorts to those seeking inspiration, direction, help, or advice. In 2017, I decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I started writing about the event industry, mentoring newbie business owners, creating action plans for existing businesses, and launched the Spark workshop series. If you are a creative entrepreneur ready to launch or grow your business, let's chat!

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Can You Plan Your Wedding in 6 Months? (Answer: YES)

Updated: Jul 17, 2019

If you pick up any bridal magazine or peruse any wedding planning website, you will find a dozen or more wedding planning timelines...each based on a 12 month (sometimes 18 month) planning cycle.

And, where there's nothing wrong with taking a year or longer to plan your wedding, I am here to tell you it can be done in less. (In fact, I have been known to say a wedding can be planned in six weeks.)

But for the sake of making this a realistic goal (read: you have not planned hundreds of weddings...this is in fact your first - and hopefully, only one), we will set the timeline for 4-6 months. Can it be done? Absolutely.

So, grab the Post-Engagement Checklist. Why? Setting a solid foundation will make for a smooth planning process.  Set your budget. Set an estimated headcount. Decide on a style or theme. And, then the fun stuff. Using a 6-Month Wedding Planner like this one from Wedding Wire, you get a step-by-step approach to managing the same tasks in less time.

Of course, there are Pros and Cons to the shorter planning timeline...

  • There's less time to change your mind again and again. Trust me when I say the longer the planning timeline, the more likely you will be to second guess your choices.

  • You will need to remain open-minded and flexible because your first choice may not always be an option.

  • Shorter planning period can sometimes mean a smaller budget especially if you are paying for the wedding yourselves.

  • You will have to ask for help, but you may also be surprised how happy everyone is to lend a hand.

No matter the length of time you take to plan your wedding, remember this...it should be FUN!

Enjoy it.

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