How to plan a last minute wedding

by Matthew Worthington - 15th February 23

Weddings at Ribby Hall Village

Deciding on planning a last minute wedding might feel daunting and even impossible at times. Try to stay calm, these handy 5 Top Tips will help you plan your last minute wedding without compromising on what’s important to you.

At Ribby Hall Village our expert team of Wedding Planners are here to help you plan your special day, even with a small time frame.

Set a date and tell your guests

Planning a last minute wedding is all about making quick, confident decisions and sticking to them. Once you have found a venue with last minute availability, book your ceremony and then tell your guests as soon as possible. We suggest sending a digital save the date so your guests are notified quickly and you’re not affected by any postal delays.

Keep it simple

Deciding on a more intimate wedding is a great way to ensure your day is planned perfectly on a smaller time scale. Having a reduced guest list will give you the flexibility to create the wedding you want. Confirming numbers sooner will allow for more planning time on aspects such as food, accommodation and travel. Our Intimate Wedding Package is ideal for those couples wanting to concentrate on making a personal and unforgettable experience.

Ask for help

We know arranging a last minute wedding can be daunting, which is why our team of expert Wedding Planners are here to help you 7 days a week. They can offer valuable insight into the easiest way to organise aspects of your day, provide you with useful contacts for trusted suppliers, book your entertainment and venue dressing and have your wedding stationary done by our supplier.

Focus on what’s important to you and your partner

Sometimes less is more so try not to focus on having ‘everything’. One of the advantages to planning a last minute wedding is that you can decide on what is important to you as a couple. Highlight all your non-negotiables and concentrate on making those exactly how you envisaged, for example you may have always wanted a fantastic evening party, spend time planning this element of the day rather than deliberating over something less important to you. Our Evening Wedding Package is a great option for couples who want a party!

Get inspired!

Using blogs (such as this one), social media pages and asking friends and family for ideas can really help you save essential planning and organising time. Follow our Instagram and Facebook pages for plenty of real life wedding inspiration!

But most importantly, remember to relax and enjoy it, this is your special day after all!


You can enquire about a Ribby Hall Village wedding through our website or by calling our Weddings Team on 0800 085 1717.

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