Mar 14, 2008

Wedding To-do's: 4 to 6 Months before Wedding

Things are really starting to focus at this point. The days will get longer and the decisions harder. Remember to take time out of this process to spend relaxing together for this is a celebration of your love.


Set the date, time and location of your rehearsal dinner and reserve the site. Many restaurants offer banquet rooms for private celebrations, such as rehearsal dinners.

Both mothers should select their wedding attire to harmonize with the colors and formality of the wedding. Traditionally, the mother of the bride selects her outfit first; the mother of the groom follows suit with a complementary style of dress.

Maid of honor and bridesmaids plan a bridal shower.

Select and order invitations, announcements, programs and other wedding stationary.

Meet with your caterer or banquet manager regarding wedding reception menu choices. (Keep in mind your caterer could be on a different time schedule, so consult your contract as to when this meeting is)

Reserve rental items needed for the wedding reception and reception.

Arrange for accommodations for out-of-town guests. Contact local hotels and reserve a block of rooms for this purpose. Be sure to ask about group discounts. Think about putting together a 'welcome' package or gift basket for out-of-town guests; this can be the ultimate demonstration of hospitality and appreciation on your part.

Select and order wedding rings.

Plan to attend pre-marital counseling, if desired or required by your church or officiate.

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