Shop for and purchase wedding invitations, wedding rings and formalwear.
Order your wedding cake or consider something more unique, such as cupcakes.
Renew or get passports if you’re planning on traveling abroad for your wedding or honeymoon.
Determine and hire your wedding-day transport, whether it’s a limousine or other cars. Sometimes
more unique forms of transportation, such as antique cars, require over 3 months advance notice.
Groom: Rent the men’s formalwear and assign your best man to be responsible for all groomsmen
attending their fittings and picking up their outfits.
Mail your wedding invitations (with enough time to spare for them to reply!).
Purchase gifts for parents, attendants and each other. Consider in-room baskets for traveling guests.
Book your stylist and makeup artist. Test them out to ensure you’re happy with your wedding day look.
Apply for a marriage license by checking with the local bureau in the town where you’ll wed.
Make any last-minute adjustments with vendors.
Write your vows and create a wedding program to hand out to guests.
Bride: Have your final gown fitting (if possible, have your maid of honor attend to learn how to bustle your dress).
Then have the dress pressed and bring it home, and call your bridesmaids to make sure they have their gowns
ready for the wedding.
You’re Getting Close!
to 2 Months Out…
3 to 6 Months Left…
Research and select your wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses.
Send save-the-date cards (especially if you’re having a destination wedding or if you’re marrying during
a tourist or holiday season).
Book ceremony musicians and any other remaining service providers.
Begin planning your honeymoon.
6 to 8 Months Away…
Review your final RSVP list and call any guests who have not yet responded.
Provide any “must-have” lists to your vendors, including (i) Must-have photos to the photographer and videographer,
and (ii) Your final song list (and list of “do not plays”) to your entertainers (DJ or band).
Bride: Get your last pre-wedding haircut and color.
It’s Just 2 Weeks Away…!