Things to do 3-6 months before your wedding

  • Order your invitations! This is not a plug…seriously. No one will attend your wedding if you don’t invite them.  This is also the first opportunity you have to set the tone for your wedding and give your guests a sneak peek at the festivities to come! If you’re hiring a calligrapher, be sure to let your stationer know that you’d like your envelopes in advance if possible.  The Dear LC Wedding Collection offers a contemporary twist on the traditional by combining upscale elegance and sophistication with bold, geometric designs and striking color.

 

  • Address your invitations. If you’re working with a calligrapher be sure to provide them with your guest list and envelopes well in advance of your send date. Calligraphy is an art and it takes time. Looking for a calligrapher? Check out Megan Chapin Calligraphy.  Not only does she do simply stunning work (featured above), she’s also just a great person!

 

  • Is your passport up-to-date? If your honeymoon will be taking you out of the country, you won’t be getting there without a valid passport.  There are also some countries that will not allow you to visit if your passport is within a few months of expiration. Some things to keep in mind!

 

  • Choose gifts for your wedding attendants. Being in a wedding can be a lot of responsibility, not to mention time and money. A thoughtful gift that lets your friends and family know how much you appreciate them taking this journey with you is always appreciated. These gifts don’t have to break the bank. They should be a small token to remember the day and your journey together as friends and family.

 

  • Reception music. You started making a list of “must-play” songs months ago but now you need to finalize the ceremony music as well as the all important first dance song, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, etc.

 

  • Readings. Start to choose the poems, scripture readings, etc. for the ceremony. There are tons of resources out there that will help you narrow down your options.  Your ceremony coordinator will probably provide you with a list of popular readings but you might find something else that fits more closely with your style. Starting to do this three to six months in advance will give you time to search without anxiety! Don’t forget to give some thought to who you’d like to give the readings and ask them to be a part of your big day!

 

  • Meet with the florist. Florists can usually tackle more than one wedding in a day so you can wait to meet with them until a little later in the process. But if there’s a florist you know you definitely want to work with, make sure to get on their calendar early! Be sure to bring photos or magazines with ideas or bouquets you like so the florist has an idea of where to get started.