February 20, 2018
This is a series about what to do after you get engaged! Make sure you read these in order.
Step One: Share the News
Step Two: Decide on a Date, Budget, & Theme
Step Three: Choose Your Venue
Step Four: Choose Your Bridal Party & Shop for Dresses
Step Five: Book Other Vendors
6-3 months to go!
Send out wedding invitations
Now is the perfect time to send out your wedding invitations! Decide if children will be attending or if it will be an adult-only wedding. Make sure you have correct addresses and a system in place for collecting RSVPs.
Create a seating plan & timeline for the day
Seating plans are so important. This allows guests to have direction and guidance for the reception. I have been to weddings where there is no plan and it feels chaotic. Once you have your seating plan down, figure out your timeline for the day. If you hired a planner, they will help you with this. If not, I highly suggest working with your photographer to set up a timeline. Your photographer is with you all day and needs to allow enough time for photos.
Choose favors for guests & gifts for bridal party and parents
I love gift giving! It’s time to thank those important people who helped make your day so special! Etsy is full of gifts that are perfect for your wedding party and family. Find adorable pieces for your guests too! It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive, just a little something they can enjoy. This is also the perfect time to set aside any thank you cards and tips you want to give your vendors on the big day.
Book a honeymoon
Yes!! The fun doesn’t have to stop after your wedding day. Book a fabulous vacation and celebrate being newlyweds. Decide on where you want to go and figure out your budget. You can always wait a few months after your wedding to actually go, but you should definitely book it now!