4 – 6 Months Before The Wedding Day

  • Begin search for hair and makeup artist
  • Complete and finalize the guest list
  • Order wedding invitations, envelopes, and other stationary
  • Book wedding day transportation
  • Consider honeymoon spots. Call travel agencies for best packages. Book the honeymoon
  • Book hotel for wedding night, if applicable
  • Continue to compile list of duties for key players
  • Mail out hotel and city information to out-of-town guests
  • Complete insurance issues, as needed (e.g. for the rings)
  • Remind your fiancé to order tuxedo
  • Let DJ/live band know of special songs you would like played at the ceremony/reception

Wedding Wisdom…

  • You can assume about 20% of your guest list will not attend. If your list is limited however, it is likely most will attend, since you have already narrowed it to a select few.
  • Consider writing a special speech for the reception.
  • Begin thinking of seating arrangements.
  • Consider the weather of honeymoon spots at the time of your travels. Will it be hurricane season?
  • You and your fiancé are now pros at using those stress-busters!
  • Look through hair and makeup magazines. Cut out styles you like.
  • Continue to communicate and clarify your needs with vendors.
  • Plan to have a thank you get-together for the bridal party and key players, with gifts and special notes for each member.
  • Practice walking in wedding shoes and scruff the bottoms.
  • Remember to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Try to do something wedding-related 30 minutes a day.
  • Maximize use of those stress-buster techniques!
  • Plan a special dinner with your fiancé without any wedding talk. Just relax and enjoy a night together.

2-4 months before the wedding day