4 – 6 Months | Time To Meet All The Vendors

  1. Book the rehearsal dinner and the venue where you will have it.

  2. Check up on how your wedding invitations are coming along.
  3. Select which wedding cake to have and order the wedding cake so the cake designer can go ahead with the preparations.

  4. Send the guest list to the host your shower, usually maid of honour, so they can have an idea of who to invite to these events.

  5. Go shopping for wedding shoes and have your first dress fitting with your dress maker.

  6. Choose your wedding music, make a list of the styles of music you would like to have for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and dancing.

  7. Decide with your florist which flower decorations to use for all the venues that need to be decorated. The ceremony, reception and other areas that will be part of the wedding.

  8. At this stage you can start to book your honeymoon flights and accommodation. Also get the bookings for your wedding night in order.

  9. Plan welcome baskets for all the out-of-town guests so they can feel welcome when getting to the guesthouse or hotel they will be staying (optional).

  10. Finalize your guest list to get the final headcount number. Now you would know exactly how much the budget would be regarding the number of guests.

  11. Create a rehearsal dinner guest list. A rehearsal dinner is for the parents, wedding party and the officiant and is held to thank everyone for their support.

  12. Both the bride and groom should together attend pre-marriage counselling sessions to build a strong relationship foundation before getting married.

  13. It’s time to go shopping for wedding rings with your fiancé. You should also choose and order the wedding bands if you have found what you would like.

  14. Finalize the timeline for the reception and how the wedding would go from start to finish.

  15. Purchase the following outstanding items for the ceremony and wedding:
    • Guestbook
    • Toasting flutes
    • Cake knife
    • Unity candle
    • Ring bearer pillow

  16. In order to say thank you to all the people that are helping you in planning your wedding, you could buy gifts for the wedding party, the groom and the parents if you would like.

  17. Start thinking about what would make creative wedding favours. Wedding favours are traditionally a small gift or gesture of appreciation to the guests attending the wedding event and custom wedding favours are also a nice way to do it. Be creative!

  18. Decide what the groom’s attire will be and purchase it or reserve it if you are renting it.

  19. Finalize and purchase the bridesmaid’s attire.

  20. Purchase your undergarments and lingerie you are going to wear on the wedding day.

  21. Keep working with the wedding designer to find the perfect theme and décor for the wedding.

  22. Decide on prayers, readings, and music to include in the order of service booklets and programs. These are traditionally handed out at the church.

  23. Create a RSVP spreadsheet and get all the guest’s email addresses to keep track of everything.