Photo credit: Rebecca Moses (ColinCowieWeddings.com)
2 MONTHS from Your Wedding Day
Note from the Editor: And the eight-week countdown commences! Your wedding will be here before you know it. Take some time to reflect. You are about to go from “Ms.” to “Mrs.”! Allow yourself to remember your single journey, embrace it, journal about it, and look forward to your shared future with intention and a heart full of faith, hope, and love.
I hope you enjoy today’s post from planner extraordinaire Jeffrey Brown as we near the end of the Ultimate Timeline & Checklist series...
Happy planning + much love!
OK, my Brides and Grooms, we are coming to a close with no time to lose! Here’s my rundown for the two-month marker from your big day!
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Messina, Flowers by Amy Osaba (Lonny.com)
Set Hair and Makeup Appointments, and Decide on Your Big Day Look!
Bring along your headpiece and jewelry if available.
If possible, make the final appointment for your hair and nails the day before the wedding or day-of, so your hairstyle and manicure are fresh.
If a makeup artist is being used, set the appointment time and location and how many in your party will be utilizing that service.
Meet with Your Officiant, and Confirm Ceremony Details and Guidelines with Vendors & Participants
Musicians and anyone having a part within the ceremony should be met with in order to confirm times, schedules/order, and responsibilities.
Confirm delivery times for florist, bakery, photographer, and any other vendors.
Check lighting with photographers and videographers and their positioning during ceremony.
Know what time will guest be admitted and communicate to responsible parties.
Know the answers to and communicate often forgotten logistics, such as:
- Where will guestbook be located?
- Do you have to provide a podium, tables, and other wedding supplies (candelabra, etc.), or does the venue take care of everything you’ll need?
- What are cleanup/breakdown time factors for any props?
- Is there storage available if any items need to be left overnight for picky vendors? If so, who will handle that at venue and Is there a fee?
Apply for your Marriage License!
(Can’t be official without this)!
Have Completed Programs and Menus Printed
(Your caterer may do menus for you).
Plan Hospitality/Welcome Bags or Baskets for Out-of-Town Guests
Maybe you want to keep your theme or you and your intended’s story in mind to personalize the gifts. Perhaps, you are getting married at a destination location and want to incorporate that somehow in your welcome gift. Make them fun and inexpensive, but be creative!
Check back soon for the final part in this series!