Purchase a wedding planning workbook. Even though you might have a trusty wedding planner, you will benefit from having a workbook. Most books on today’s market include a comprehensive task list, etiquette guidelines and tabs for you to organize your vendor contracts. They also include pocket folds for you to keep photos of inspiring ideas. Go through several wedding magazines and rip out things you like – gowns, colors, flowers, cake pictures, etc.
Create a wedding website – this will give your guests a heads up on the location, venue, area activities, accommodations and your wedding registry.
Don’t just send a save-the-date card. Send it with as much information as possible. Include your wedding website and area hotel information. This will give guests plenty of
time to plan their weekend at your wedding.
If you are signing a prenuptial marriage agreement, I strongly suggest you do this 2 to 4 months in advance of the wedding. Do not wait until 2 or 3 weeks before – give yourself time to dedicate to it without having last minute wedding duties on your mind.
Hair and Make-up – you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day, so having trials in advance will give your stylists a plan to follow and will help keep things running on time. Don’t wait until the day of the wedding to play around with hair relaxers or special treatments. You should know exactly what your style will look like and exactly how you want your make up applied before your big day arrives.
Wedding Day Attire:
Be sure to purchase your gown several months in advance of the wedding. By doing so, you will be able to schedule fittings within the last 6-8 weeks of the wedding.
Make sure you have the appropriate undergarments for your dress. At your final fitting, you should try on all of your garments with the dress to be sure you’ve got what you need.
Be sure the groom and the guys pick up their tuxedos/suits a few days in advance and try everything on. Shoes, socks, shirt, tie, everything. This will insure that there is a left and a right shoe in the bag on the wedding day!