You can have a spectacular wedding whether you plan for 12 months or pull of your right-now wedding in a matter of a couple months. You will need to be organized and realistic about what’s really important and what you can accomplish. One of the most important things you’ll do is to make sure you’ve got a spectacular wedding ceremony. You’ve invited people to see you marry. Work on crafting wedding vows that are right for you and your relationship. Your wedding vows will be the foundation for your forever marriage. That’s something worth working on! You’re having a public ceremony so that your friends and family can witness and support those vows.
One of the potential drawbacks to a hurry-up wedding is that some of your beloved community, who would have been your honored guests at your wedding, will not be able to attend. You knew when you decided to marry quickly that there was a potential for some people to miss the festivities. If possible, you want to give your absent friends the experience of the wedding.
This is one of the best arguments you can offer for spending money on having a professional video. While friends of yours may take great video, professionals who film weddings constantly have a good idea exactly what people want to see and what will convey the sense of wedding. They can cut and edit your video so that people will get the real wedding experience without having been there. And that’s what you want. (The other thing about professionals is that you get to be clear about what you want and need. They’re not guests, they’re used to people’s having a point of view!)
You’re going to want that video too.
- You’ve been moving awfully fast, preparing for this wedding. Reviewing your video is a great way to remember everything that happened.
- There’s always a lot going on at weddings, so you’re going to be surprised when you see what really happened when you were busy being in love, cutting a cake or a rug!
- Whether your wedding was hurry-up or slow, every time you watch your video you will be reminded why you love one another and why you decided you wanted to live together in marriage forever!
- There are also lovely reminders that linger on video, people die. But you have video of them sharing one of the most important days of your life. That’s pretty priceless.
So, if you’re planning a wedding in a hurry, consider a video. Make CDs for absent friends or post it on a website. Chop it up and put it on youtube.com. Your friends will be thrilled. And so will you. Every time you watch the video after that you’ll relive what you dreamed and desired on the day you married, and you’ll be right back in that place again. That’s going to help your marriage thrive.