A Simple Wedding Timeline
Are you and your significant other planning to get married in the near future? Most likely you already have your ideal service in mind. Now you just need to make a plan. The best way to keep track of everything you need is to make a timeline. This way, you can make use of your time efficiently without missing a beat, enjoying the process all throughout.
Most couples spend a year on average planning and preparing before the actual wedding. Ten to twelve months in is made up of rough planning – estimating the date, a budget, a guest list, venue, clothing, and the related vendors.
Within six to nine months, you will be starting to make actual actions based on your drafted plans. This period is generally the time when you choose venue decorations and start cake tasting sessions. You would also want to plan for bridal showers and bachelorette parties if you plan to have them. This is also the time to compile contact addresses to reach your guests as well as book a room for the wedding period.
In three to five months, you’re getting closer to events pertaining to the big day. You’ll be purchasing rings, hiring or booking technical staff, preparing your vows, and making reservations for your wedding rehearsal. It’s also a good time to finalize your food and drinks, but make sure you’ve confirmed any religious or health limitations for your guests.
Two months before, make sure you have a schedule set for the bride’s dress fitting. Why so early? This is so you can get a basic measurement for the dress, but enough time for any tweaks and adjustments. Book staff for hair and makeup, reconfirm the details with your caterers, photographers, and officiant, and mail the wedding invitations.
One month left before the big day! Have you remembered your marriage license? Make sure you do. It’s also time for your final dress fitting, so no more midnight ice cream tub sprees for you. By this time, you should have received your RSVPs. Once you’ve confirmed your guest count, you can finally make seating arrangements in your venue and put the dot into your catering details.
Remember to prepare payments for your vendors and provide them with the final information a week before the wedding. Confirm their arrival times, and send your wedding party a schedule. Finally, it’s time to sort out your dress and shoes and pack up for the honeymoon.
Getting married is a lot of work, but decades from now, you’ll look back on the great memories. Then you’ll know it was all worth it.
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