Planning and preparing for a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming. It is best that you have a specific plan of attack on how to organize all of your elements together. Between sixteen months to nine months prior to your wedding, you should have prepared and planned these things: (1) wedding binder; (2) budget; (3) entourage; (4) guest list; (5) wedding planner; (6) wedding date; (7) wedding venue; (8) officiant; (9) engagement party.
You should also be researching on your wedding band, caterers, florists, photographers, and videographers so that eight months prior to your wedding, you can already meet and book them.
Eight months prior to your wedding would be the best time to start shopping for your dress. You can also choose to rent one. Schedule at least three fittings to make sure that you will look great on your wedding. You do not need to get your veil this early.
Hotel for Guests
It is important that you help your out-of-town guests reserve their hotel rooms for them. Make sure to pick three hotels close to the reception venue. Good wedding venues should have many hotels and lodging near them. The hotels you will offer to book for your out-of-town guests should be of different price points.
It is difficult for anyone to choose a good gift. You have to help your guests by providing them a list of your preferred items by having a wedding registry. Sign up to at least three retailers so that your guests will have several options.
As most people are online most of the time with the advent of mobile computing, it is good to have a wedding website, as well. The website should both be beautiful and informative. Setting your wedding at Chateaux at Fox will give you beautiful shots to use for your website. You should include the basic details such as wedding date and venue. Include travel information and accommodations, as well.
If you do not have a budget for it, there are websites that are willing to provide you a page so you can have a webpage to provide those needed information to your guests.
When you are done putting together your wedding website, sent the link to your invitees.
Although an online invitation through your wedding website is good enough information to be given to you your invitees, it would still be nice to have the good old fashioned paper invitation to be sent out to guests. Having a beautiful invitation would be a beautiful addition to your wedding memory box, as well. Between seven to six months prior to your wedding, evaluate and select among at least three potential suppliers. If you hired a wedding planner, he or she will have some insights on which vendors are good and are nice to deal with.
If you want the specific names of your invitees etched well on your invitation, you can decide to hire a calligrapher. Make sure to discuss properly your budget as addressing cards can be time-consuming.