Timing is everything
the trend of brief engagements and accelerated wedding timelines is not just for the Hollywood set, though Justin Bieber, Karlie Kloss and Priyanka Chopra are just a few of the celebs who have recently had six months or less between engagement and marriage (in the case of Biebs and Hailey Baldwin it was a mere two months!).
Call it the Insta effect. In 2019, things move at lightning speed, people want things done now and they want to celebrate the moment ASAP. Wedding planning used to typically be a 12- to 18-month endeavor, but shorter timelines are now the norm, with six months being the sweet spot many couples aim for to execute the ultimate party. How easy is this to do? Is this timeline realistic? Yes...but the key to orchestrating your dream day in an abreviated timeline is not only to be highly organized but also extremely flexible on your list of wants, needs and musts.
I spoke to Brittany Frid, CEO and creative director of Frid Events in Kanata, Ontario, for some insider expertise on this subject, and she shared the trick to pulling off your ultimate party in a seriously tightened timeline is finding the location first and foremost, then making sure you and your partner are aligned on how to mastermind your event planning. “If you have the time and energy to plan your own event, consider your budget and priorities, determine any traditions or customs you would like to incorporate into your day, and select your wedding party,” Frid explains. “Review a wedding-planning checklist and delegate tasks between you, your partner, your family and your wedding party. Set deadlines and start with quickly getting your vendors lined up and, if you need help, hire a pro to see the process through.”
We are also here to help you, with inspirational ideas for all aspects of your wedding on all our platforms: print, digital, social and video. This Spring & Summer 2019 issue is one of my favourites because the Weddingbells team has created a mag brimming with fresh, colourful and fun ideas from cover to cover. Some of my top story picks are “Rainbow Connection” (p.84), where we feature the season’s best dresses shot against a riot of Technicolour backdrops; “The White Stuff” (p.60), our homage to the classic white wedding cake reimagined with slick architectural lines and mod details; “Cool Britannia” (p.71), our stunning fashion story photographed in the heart of London at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences; and “The Royal Treatment” (p.56), in which I speak to Meghan Markle’s royal wedding makeup artist Daniel Martin about what went into creating her now iconic nomakeup wedding-makeup look.
I always love hearing how we have inspired you and what you love about our issue and our content. I’d love for you to get in touch, and you can, of course, always contact us on our social channels @weddingbellsmag.