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How To Plan a Wedding in 6 Months

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How To Plan a Wedding in 6 Months
Alex Rosenberg
Growth Marketing
How To Plan a Wedding in 6 Months

Planning a wedding in only six months

So you’ve decided to tie the knot ASAP. However, doesn’t that mean you’ll have to cut back on your dream wedding? Not at all! Planning a wedding in 6 months is possible, and doesn’t have to be stressful, either!

While half a year might not seem like a lot of time to get everything together, luckily there is technology you can use to make your planning more aerodynamic, allowing you to concentrate on the parts that matter most to you. An example of this technology is QR codes. You can use a QR code for wedding pictures, invitations, and even link it to your registry. Creating QRs is easy; you’ll be able to streamline so many of the usually cumbersome tasks that can make wedding planning tedious.

This guide will cover how technology can help you plan a wedding in 6 months.


Is 6 months enough time to plan a wedding?

Depending on the scale of your wedding, 6 months can be more than enough time. Extravagant events for 500 to 1,000 people will take much longer, but if you plan on having between 20 and 100 guests, then 6 months should be enough time for you to get everything in order.

However, because you’re working on a tight schedule, convenience is key. You’ll want to make it easy for guests to RSVP, so you can have a definitive headcount and collaborate with your vendors. This is where QR comes in - it creates a ubiquitous, easy-to-understand way for guests to RSVP - something we will cover in more detail later.

How can I get married in 6 months?

You can get married in 6 months by tackling the most time-constricted elements first. These are:

  • Your venue
  • Your guest list
  • Your dress/tux

Flowers, catering, photography, and entertainment, tend to be flexible; you can generally acquire all of these with as little as 4 months' notice. But dresses and suits can take 3 to 4 months total to find and tailor, and most wedding venues book 6 months to 1 year in advance.

Additionally, getting a large group of people to RSVP and then make travel arrangements for a wedding is akin to herding cats, so this will take time.

How long does it realistically take to plan a wedding?

Wedding planning takes 6 months to a year on average. Your wedding planning schedule will vary based on your guest list, venue, and other factors. For example, if your wedding dress is going to be custom-made, it could take nearly a year just for the seamstress to finish it.

You have to consider what’s most important to you and determine how you can achieve it in the shortest amount of time. QR wedding codes are our best recommendation to streamline some of these processes because they make it easier for everyone to access the most important details about the wedding, right from their phones, with little resistance.

For example, instead of waiting for the mail carrier to send in all your RSVPs, you can simply let guests scan a custom wedding QR code and respond in real-time. You can even send completely digital wedding invitations to spare 7 to 14 days of mailing. If paper invites are important to you, consider using digital for the initial invitation and following up with a physical keepsake invitation for guests who request one.

What should you do 6 months before a wedding?

With only 6 months before your wedding, you should focus on finalizing the details of the venue, work on the seating chart, and ensure that you have your dresses and suits all ordered. Tailoring can take 2 to 3 months, so you’ll want to get your orders in as early as possible.

This is also the perfect time to start talking to florists, caterers, and wedding photographers/videographers.

How to use QR codes for weddings

You can use QR codes for your wedding to:

  • Make RSVPs easy and automatic.
  • Send guests essential details about your wedding, like the GPS location.
  • Arrange your seating chart, and help guests find their spots without hassle.
  • Allow guests to scan and download wedding pictures.
  • Easily share your wedding registry.

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How do I create a QR code for my wedding?

You can use Flowcode to quickly create your wedding QR code. After signing up with Google, Facebook, or your email address, the custom code will be sent directly to your inbox.

For even more options, like a personalized wedding QR code, you can sign up for Flowcode Pro for just $9 a month.

Can I put a QR code on a wedding invitation?

You can include a copy of your custom wedding QR code on your wedding invitations by simply including it in the design of the card. We recommend that you use the PNG format and keep the aspect ratio of the QR code the same so that the code works flawlessly when you add it to the invitation.

With the Flowcode Pro plan, you can have one of our in-house artists design to QR code to fit whatever theme best represents your wedding (imagine a cake animation in the middle of the code or a QR design that looks like a wedding ring).

Using a QR code for your wedding website will let guests download copies of their invitation, RSVP, and get more important details, allowing you to concentrate on the other complicated parts.

It’s also possible to link your QR code to Google Maps. This can help guests easily navigate to your wedding without any worry.

Are QR codes free?

You can make a basic QR code for free with Flowcode and customize your wedding QR code with a Pro plan. While basic codes are great, many couples want to personalize their codes, so they’re keepsakes in and of themselves (think the code that looks like a wedding ring).

Overall, planning a wedding in 6 months can seem like a challenge. There are a lot of moving parts where many are out of your control. However, with modern technology, such as email and QR codes, it’s possible to streamline the process, allowing you to spend less time in the mud and more time planning for one of the most important days of your life.

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Alex Rosenberg
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Alex lives in Brooklyn, NY, and has worked at Flowcode for over 2 years. When he's not scanning Flowcodes in the wild, or launching features and products, he's usually running in Prospect Park.

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