2 – 4 months before the wedding day

  • 3 months before the wedding: get your marriage license application.
  • Write invitations. Mail out at 8 – 10 weeks.
  • Gather all necessary travel documents (e.g. passports, visas, etc.) and immunization for honeymoon.
  • Finalize menu items for reception.
  • Finalize ceremony and reception music.
  • Finalize favours or create your own.
  • Buy thank you gifts for wedding party and key players.
  • Book your hair and makeup artists.
  • Book times for fittings. Bring your accessories. Aim to schedule hair and makeup trial on the same day to get a look at the complete package.
  • Write thank you notes for any gifts received.
  • Begin finalizing seating arrangements.
  • Begin to plan receiving line, timeline, and itinerary of the day.
  • Purchase guest book, cake knife, champagne glasses, garters, etc.

Wedding Wisdom…

  • Remember to keep all vendors informed.
  • Begin considering the rehearsal dinner.
  • Will you be writing your own vows?
  • A simple thank you goes a long way. Take a quick moment to express your gratitude with a little surprise.
  • Remember to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Maximize use of those stress-buster techniques!
  • Stress = frowns so put on a smile! It will make a difference especially when it is returned in kind. Treat your fiancé and yourself to a massage.

  4-8 weeks before the wedding day