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If you’ve booked your wedding for this summer, the chances are you’ll have choices; most  things organised already. Sure, you’ve probably got a few finishing touches, but you’re probably just waiting for the nerves to kick in now! Getting married is meant to be the most wonderful times of your life, and the last thing you want to be worried about is the minor details on your big day. It’s vital that you can relax and enjoy your nuptials, or you might find that it can put a spanner in the works. There’s enough stress leading up to the big day as it is, the last thing you want to do is add to your worries!

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Credit: Luca Sartoni

So what if you’ve not been so organised? So, you’ve got a venue booked, but not much else? Well, you’re leaving it a little bit on the late side, that’s for sure. But it’s totally possible to organise a wedding in a short space of time!

If you haven’t already, you need to get your invites out. Hopefully, you’ll have sent out Save the Date cards when you booked your venue for this most important day. Wedding invitations are pretty important – if you’ve got no guests, it might not be the most lively of celebrations. Even if you’re only asking a handful of people, be considerate and give them as much time as possible to make any arrangements necessary. They might have to book travel or accommodation, or book holiday time off work. As important as your wedding may be, people’s diaries fill up quickly for the summer months, so you want to get in there first!

What about your catering? Have you organised all the food and drink for your big day? Most venues used for such occasions can provide food. If not, they can usually recommend decent caterers. If you’re having a theme for your wedding, that might influence your menu. Make sure you have a chance to try all the dishes before your reception, especially if you haven’t eaten there before. You don’t want any nasty surprises at your wedding breakfast!

Now, what do you plan to have to entertain your guests? If you don’t hurry, you might not have many choices. If all you want is a disco from your iPod, then that’s great, but if not, you certainly are leaving it til the last minute here! Summer is peak season for most entertainers, and they often get booked up months, if not years in advance. Even for an average band, you might be looking for cancellations if you don’t get on it soon!

Last but not least, let’s talk about what you plan to do regarding your wedding photographs. It’s you true that can produce pretty incredible images from a smartphone these days. But no matter how good your cousin is with her iPhone, she’s no match for a proper wedding photographer. And the good ones tend to be in high demand. Try and get your snapper booked if you haven’t already. These are some crucial moments. Make the best memories you can!

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