Following on in our countdown to your big day, we’re looking at what to do 3 months before the wedding. The good news is, if you’ve been following our other blogs, you’ve done the hard work and now comes the fun stuff.
Ideally, you should have sent these out six months before your wedding. If you haven’t then now is really your last chance to send them out. You need to give people enough time to respond and for you to liaise with your caterers regarding numbers.
By now you should have picked your caterers. This is where you discuss menu and drinks, finalising what you want your guests to eat and drink at each stage of the day. Don’t forget to let them know if anyone has any dietary requirements.
More finalising, but this time your ceremony. Make sure you have your music for the service, not forgetting the section while you’re signing you register. Decide on your readings and your readers.
Hen / Stag Parties
Originally, people would have these the night before their wedding. This is not the case anymore. People are having weekends parties and different parties for different friends and family. It’s a good idea to have them a few months before your wedding to allow for recovery time. Now is a great time to have yours because it spreads the cost and, if you spend a little too long sunbathing, you won’t have flaky skin on the day.
If you’re giving presents to your bridesmaids and principal men then now’s the time to get them, especially if you’re personalising things. This gives time for the gifts to be made and dispatched to you.
Oh, the moment you’ve been waiting for, your first dress fitting. When you ordered your dress, you should have arranged dates for fittings and at three months or so before.
This is a wonderful moment, I remember trying my dress on for the first time and the only thing that beats it is putting it on for your wedding. Wallow in it, make a day of it, and make sure you are completely happy with it. If there’s something that isn’t quite right do not leave the shop until you’ve pointed it out.
See, at this stage of the planning, it’s starting to feel less like a military operation and more like the fun it should be!