For the past few weeks, Let Them Eat Cake has offered a series of To-Do lists for you’re wedding I Do’s. This week, part three includes where you should be 4-5 months before your Big Day. It’s good to keep in mind not every wedding ends up being a year out, but these handy lists are here to take the stress off of remembering every little detail. Originally published to the masses by New Orleans Bride Magazine, this checklist provides a practical stepping off point. Let us help you avoid becoming overwhelmed. So just like the first two, make sure to keep the list close – print it out, check things off and make some notes – and have fun planning your “I Do’s.”
4 to 5 Months To Go
_____ Buy wedding bands: Shopping for wedding bands is usually less stressful than shopping for an engagement ring, but carve out a time when you and your fiancé can go look together. Click here, here and here to read about the four C’s of diamond grading.
_____ Finalize the rehearsal dinner: Unless the groom’s family has taken the task of the rehearsal dinner upon themselves, this is the time when the couple should decide where they would like to have their rehearsal dinner and book the date.
_____ Reserve a wedding night hotel: What’s the plan? Are you leaving for your honeymoon right after your wedding? Maybe you’ve decided to stay a few days or decided not to go on a honeymoon right way. If you’re not going on your honeymoon immediately after your wedding, it’s important to decide where you want to stay for the night. Pick a hotel you love and book it.
_____ Get your dress fitted: Your wedding dress is one of the most important dresses you will wear in your life, so it should fit impeccably. Many brides plan up to three fittings.
_____ Decide on attire for the groom and groomsmen: Talk to your fiancé about what he wants to wear and what will match your overall color scheme. Keep the time of day in mind when researching options.
_____ Check in with your vendors: Make final decisions with your vendors and update them on new wedding information, such as when they should arrive.
_____ Order your wedding cake: One of the fun parts of planning your wedding is getting to pick out your cake. Trying the different flavors and icings can be a fun date-day for you and your honey. Make sure to taste a few before deciding on your final choice. Maybe you and your fiancé aren’t cake fans and want to go in a different dessert direction. Try some of these yummy alternatives and add a new tradition to your wedding.
During your planning process did you find something that should have been planned earlier? Share with other brides in the comments!