Use this list to help you slow down, and take it step by step. Here’s what Real Simple suggests you should be crossing off your “To-Do” list four to six months from your big day:
- Book the rehearsal and rehearsal-dinner venues. Negotiate the cost and the menu. If you’re planning to host a day-after brunch for guests, book that place as well.
- Check on the wedding invitations. Ask the stationer for samples of the finished invitations and revise them to suit your needs. See Wedding Invitation Etiquette.
- Select and order the cake. Some bakers require a long lead time. Attend several tastings before committing to any baker.
- Send your guest list to the host of your shower.
- Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings. Bring the shoes along to your first fitting so the tailor can choose the appropriate length for your gown.
- Schedule hair and makeup artists. Make a few appointments with local experts to try them out. Snap a photo at each so you can compare results.
- Choose your music. What should be playing when the wedding party is announced? During dinner? To kick off the dancing? Keep a running list of what you want—and do not want—played.
We can’t complete the above check list for you, but we’re here as a resource for all your Bridal Gown & wedding attire cleaning needs before and after the wedding. And, If you’ve gotten an invitation to attend a wedding this year, our guide on What to Wear to a Wedding will help you determine proper attire even if the invitation doesn’t specify.