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How to plan your own wedding quickly – Royal Wedding Style

How to plan your wedding quickly – Royal Wedding Style

Are you a Royal Wedding fanatic like me? I remember when I was gone to my Grandparent’s for a week in the summer of 1981, my mom recorded Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding on the VCR for me. I watched it for hours on a small 12″ color tv. Maybe I should have realized it was destiny that I work in the wedding industry today.

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With the announcement of the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, everyone is starving for wedding predictions and all things “Royal”. InStyle posted an article on “How to Plan a Whirlwind Wedding like a Royal” and guess who got quoted about invitations?!

Tifany Wunschl of Gourmet Invitations says this is typically what takes couples the longest to put together. “If you want to do something special, such as engraving, laser cutting, or printing on metal or acrylic—these all take extra time,” she added.

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photo credit: Alexi Lubomirski via The Kensington Palace

Here was the full response that I gave for planning your wedding quickly – Royal Wedding Style.

Thankfully, there is plenty of time to order invitations with 6 months time. Just remember that while you’re booking everything else on short notice that you don’t forget to start the invitation process on time. If you want to do something special – such as engraving, laser cutting, or printing on metal or acrylic – these all take extra time.  Start getting your guest addresses too. This is typically what takes couples the longest to put together.
If you only have 3 months to plan your wedding, you still have time but you’ll need to move quickly with everything. My suggestion is to choose the venue, photographer, and wedding planner first. Then immediately work on the invitations. The invitations should be mailed 8 weeks before the wedding. Hire a stationer who can take the lead with design and wording. Special printing like foil, engraving, and even laser cutting are still possible in the time frame.

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