Just like last week we are going all in on things to do 9-7 months before you wedding. So bust out that wedding binder (come on you know you have one!) and let’s get to it!
Here are links to previous weeks if you have some catching up to do
12. Dress shopping!– Alright, I cannot be the only one who loves Say Yes To The Dress. Watching those brides find THE DRESS is just so sweet! And I love hearing my brides tell me the stories of finding their own perfect dress! Here’s a few heads ups that you might know, but I didn’t and really wish I had.
–Make an appointment, I tried to just mosey in and scoop up dresses, yeah nopeeee. Best to call ahead so that the ladies at the shop can give you the love and attention you deserve!
–Bring good undies, I tried on almost all strapless dresses, in a purple bra with straps (TMI I know!) So I really didn’t know what the heck to expect in the chest department of the gown when I tried it on. So try to bring a good strapless bra that you can wear while trying on your dress. Closer to the final fitting and big day you can get perfect undergarments for the occasion.
– They WILL go into the room with you, That is not something that just happens in the big shops on television. It’s practically every dress shop. So don’t panic when they follow you in the dressing room and help dress you. Yes, you will feel like a human barbie doll, but those dresses can be HEAVY with a mountain of clips, ties, zippers, and who knows what else. So a little assistance is good!
13. Find A Caterer– My husband knew one thing when we started wedding plans, and that was the exact restaurant and exact food he wanted served at the wedding. And whoa boy did he have high end taste… But it was delicious! You will have more to select than just the actual caterer too. Such as if you’re wanting a formal dinner with 3 courses or a buffet style meal. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with you meal either! From a waffle bar to tacos, I’ve seen it all! And as long as it’s done right, and tastes wonderful, anything can be amazing!
14. Book The Entertainment– This can literally make or break the flow of your reception. The entertainment should work seamlessly with the timeline of everything happening at your reception (and ceremony if they are there for both!) So other than finding someone you know can provide that amazing flow, you have one other question to ask yourself. DJ or Band? Find what works for you and your fiancé and prepare to boogie!
15. Craft A Wedding Day Timeline– Okay, this is HUGE. So huge that I actually am writing an entire post about why you need a timeline on your wedding day. For now just know that this is reallyyyy important! If you agree already that this is a good idea and don’t know where to start with your own wedding day timeline, don’t be afraid to ask one of your vendors if they might have one, or a quick google search will probably give you a great starting point!
16. Reserve A Block Of Hotels– This will be extremely convenient for your guests if you either have out of town friends and family, or if you are traveling to another state to get hitched and have your family coming with! If possible, choose a hotel close the reception area.
And we’re good with week 4! (Busts out very embarrassing dace moves!) Feel free to subscribe to the blog for an update every time I roll out a new blog!
What more already?! Here are a few links to the next weeks posts!