December 13, 2017

Just got engaged? Where do you start? After taking a selfie with your ring, calling your parents, and letting all your friends know, you now get to start the fun part - planning the wedding. You've been pinning ideas on your secret wedding board on Pinterest, and scanning bridal blogs, but where do you actually start? What do you do first? Here are some of the first steps you should take when starting your wedding planning...

August 4, 2017

Getting closer! This month there is a little more focus on the ceremony and making some final decisions on fun stuff like flowers, favors, and food - plus some thoughts about your furry friends! 

Wedding Planning Timeline: 3 Months Before Your Wedding:

  • Select readings for the ceremony and ask readers to participate if you haven’t already done so

  • Decide who you would like to give a toast/blessing and ask them

  • ...

July 14, 2017

Time to start finalizing timelines and make sure everyone is on the same page.

4 Months Before Your Wedding:

  • Schedule appointments to select men’s formalwear

  • Before you finalize your timeline, talk to your photographer

    • “The best pictures of the day always come from the period when just the bride, groom and photographer(s) are involved. Modern wedding photography requires more time than the old-school “look at...

June 30, 2017

A few things for your wedding planning this month that may not seem too important, but you'll not want to miss the deadlines for a few of these!

 5 Months before your wedding:

  • Get your passports if needed

  • Have escort cards and table numbers printed if you have not already done so

  • Select and order your wedding rings

  • Schedule a tasting for your meals if your venue is providing the food

  • If you are having...

June 16, 2017

Halfway there! Quite a few things to do this month, but you might have already handled a few things. Don't forget to check in with the Wedding Professionals you have already hired to make sure they aren't waiting on any details from you.

 6 Months Before Your Wedding:

  • If you are ordering programs, have ceremony order and readers decided

  • Order invitations and other printed materials

  • Send out save-the-date ca...

May 26, 2017

A little more work this month, depending on if you've been proactive and already hit a few of these steps.  If you've gotten ahead, you get to relax a bit this month.

7 Months: 

  • Are you doing your homework?

    • If any of your Wedding Professionals have given you any worksheets or planners to fill out, be sure you are working on them

  • Consider adding some fun additions to your receptions such as a photo booth...

May 5, 2017

Pretty easy month this time. Just a few more decisions to make, and some fun stuff - like your first time in YOUR wedding gown! Just make sure you are staying on top of everything that has been needed up to this point.

8 Months before the Wedding:

  • Have your 1st gown fitting - make sure you have your shoes and undergarments for the fitting

  • Make sure any extra bridal accessories (veil, shoes, gloves, etc) are ordered

  • ...

April 7, 2017

9 Months until the wedding! A little more research and a few more decisions this month. Don't forget to pay attention to your pre-cana or other pre-marital classes or counseling that you may be required to have by your officiant or religion - those classes are usually structured to take a certain amount of time and it is a rude surprise if you can't get them done in time!

 The Tips in written form:

9 Months before the wedding

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March 17, 2017

10 Months until your wedding. Time to start making some decisions and signing some contracts. Hopefully you've been meeting and clicking with some Wedding Pros so you can feel confident that the people you've decided to work with will be a perfect fit for your styles and desires.

This month's tasks:

February 17, 2017

If you've got all the major stuff handled, this month is pretty light and you can take it a little easier. if you're dying to go, you can always start scheduling the appointments due next month, but this month, work on some of the more fun stuff. 

  • If your reception venue isn't providing food for your reception, start researching and scheduling appointments to talk to caterers

  • Decide on your colors, theme, style, etc

    ...
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