3-6 months to go
Send out the invitations
For weddings in the UK, invitations ideally should go out no later than three months before the wedding. If you’re getting married abroad, then it’s at least six months. If you used a stationer when you created your save the dates, then you simply just have to send them the details. If you’re using invitations from the high street or independent retailer, or if you’ve created them yourself, ensure the design complements the style of your wedding. Receiving an invitation is an exciting experience for your guests; it makes it all official and they can begin to organise their outfits and travel arrangements!
Suited and booted
Now it’s the gents’ turn; they need to buy or hire their suits as well as decide on their shoes.
When you book the venue, make sure you understand if you have to arrange the rental of essentials such as chairs, tables, linen etc. If you do, ensure you organise how and when these items arrive and need to be returned.
Don’t forget to organise your own transport for the day!
Accessories, accessories, accessories!
These are so often overlooked. Now is the time to focus on your aisle style including hair accessories, shoes and jewellery etc. Get those rings ordered! Make sure the best man doesn’t lose them!
You should now make plans with your florists, too. There are so many options for bouquets, buttonholes, centerpieces and aisle decorations. Once again, go to the meeting with some inspiration!
The ceremony is arguably the most important part of the entire day. You will want it to run smoothly. Spend some time now planning the readings, the music for entrance, exit and register signing etc. Meet now with the registrar to discuss all these elements. You may now wish to ask those who you’d like to be your witnesses.
Now this is a day worth waiting for! The day you get to taste your wedding food and wine. Clear the diary, book a taxi / designated driver and enjoy!
Now is the time to design your remaining stationery such as; name places, menus, signs, table names, table plans and to choose your favours. All these wonderful design opportunities. It's lovely to do these things together as a couple or as a team with your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Don’t forget to buy gifts for your bridal party, including your parents.