Any bride would be excited to plan for her wedding. But, it can make the meekest person turn into a “bridezilla” when the preparations get to be overwhelming. In previous posts, we listed and discussed items that should be planned and prepared in certain months. We mentioned that these elements should be prepared sixteen to nine months before the wedding date: (1) wedding binder; (2) budget; (3) entourage; (4) guest list; (5) wedding planner; (6) wedding date; (7) wedding venue; (8) officiant; (9) engagement party.
Between six months to eight months prior to your wedding, you should be able to plan and prepare these elements: (1) caterer; (2) wedding dress (3) entertainment; (4) florist; (5) hotel for the guests; (6) (7) wedding invitations; (8) photographer; (9) videographer; (10) wedding registry; (11) website.
Here are some things that you might miss during your preparations.
One of the exciting things to plan for, not just the elements of your wedding ceremony and reception, is your honeymoon. It is so easy to lose in the details in the planning for your wedding. But, do not forget to plan for your honeymoon, as well. It is about as important as deciding on your wedding venues like the ceremony and reception locations.
The first things that you need to check are your fiance’s and your passports. Make sure that they are up to date.
Schedule an appointment with your doctors to get any shots that you may need.
Then, talk with your fiancé on where you want to go on your honeymoon. Then, both decide on the details.
Shop around, preferably with your maid of honor, for your bridesmaid’s dresses. They have to be sized and ordered at least six months prior to your wedding date.
Meet with the person who will officiate your wedding. Make sure that you have the official documents for your wedding so that person will be authorized to proceed with the wedding ceremony.
Send out Invites
Send out the invitations that you ordered to your guests.
Bring your wedding binder to show to potential florists your preferred flowers and arrangements. Florists usually serve multiple clients on any particular day, so you will have to schedule some waiting time within your day when you want to meet with some florists. Then, decide among the florists you’ve talked with and book with that florist immediately.
Book Other Essentials
If your wedding is set on an outdoor location, make sure there are portable toilets. Book extra chairs, if necessary. Then, reserve the lighting components, as well. If your wedding is in Chateaux at Fox, they usually have the lighting components that you need.
Six months prior to your wedding would be the best time to book your transportation. If you are considering to get a limousine, make sure that wearing a fitted grown while going in and out of the limo can be pretty tricky.
Wedding Day Program and Timeline
Start planning your wedding day program. Consult with your wedding planner and start discussing with the people on their participation on certain parts of the program like the speeches. Aside from the program, plan your wedding day timeline, as well. You will have to have a schedule on when: (1) you should start putting on your make-up and your dress; (2) you should start to head to your ceremony area; (3) you should have your pictures taken, etc.