Ok Ladies, where are we at with the planning process? For many of you with upcoming Spring and Summer weddings, it could be crunch time for your wedding checklist! We’re taking this windy #weddingwednesday to keep everyone accountable and on track for what to book and what next steps to take to make their wedding as magical as they are dreaming! What step are you on? If you haven’t already, make sure to download our Lauren O. exclusive wedding checklist to make sure your check marks are filling the right boxes.
For many of you ready to tie the knot in the warmer months here in New England, you’re between 3-6 months out from your big day! Congratulations! Now take a deep breath, because you’re ONLY 3-6 months away! Where should you be at?
Budget & Priorities
A big thing I tell my brides around this time is to review their budget and prioritize. We’ve talked a lot about these two topics lately and hope you’re all heeding my advice. As we transition into Spring, depending on your date, all major vendors should be booked. If you’re still not checked off in some areas don’t stress! Your wedding planning can cross check your budget to your unbooked vendor list and help you figure out how you can get creative and connect you with who to book on shorter notice. We had a Lauren O. bride come to us with only three months left until her wedding date and we pulled out all the stops to get her on track and relieve all the concerns she had!
This is the time you should be taking a breather. Enjoy some of the fun aspects of the planning process! Final tastings and menu for your caterer should be decided. Pin down your florals and any special songs for your ceremony. This is your time to pull out the vision you had as a little girl. Put that personal touch on entertainment, food, and decor. Give your wedding planner a call to do a final walk through of the venue. Ask any questions you’ve written down since the first day you went and booked it.
Fun With Gifts
This is also the time for gifts! Start pinning down any wedding favors or bridesmaids gifts so they’re packaged and ready for the big day. When doing so you’ll be working with your stationery and calligraphy vendor to get notes for gifts and… you guessed it, invitations. Wedding invitations should be mailed 8-10 weeks before the wedding day. If you’re uncertain of invitation etiquette, loop back to our blog that talks all about it!
Stay in communication with your wedding planner to hit big milestones. Take a glance at your planning checklist daily to make sure you’re not missing any major points. As you approach your big day, you should be relieving yourself of any stress and not adding more on! If you think you’re falling behind, you know how to reach me for some guidance!
Until next time, happy planning!
Photo 1,2: Melani Lust Photography Venue: Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial Park Make Up: Simply Gorgeous by Erin