PLANNING YOUR WEDDING IN SIX MONTHS (NO, REALLY)

Do you think you can pull off your dream wedding in six months? The answer is a resounding YES! People do it all the time. In fact, 19% of couples who get engaged get married in less than 6 months.

If you just got engaged and want to get hitched in six months or less, we’ll help you do it with minimal stress.

Here’s a condensed wedding timeline that will guide you through step by step:

6 MONTHS TO GO

Make Your Wedding Checklist

Don’t know how to plan a wedding? Get a wedding checklist. It will help you stay on task. Online checklists are convenient and easily accessible on-the-go.

Figure Out the Basics

When you are running on a 6-month timeline, you have got to make decisions and quickly. Figure out these three things:

  • Wedding date
  • Guest list
  • Budget

Book a Planner

There is no room for error especially when you are planning a wedding in such a short span of time. Getting a wedding planner will help you get things done quickly and without any mistakes.

Book Venue and Caterer

You can’t officially announce your date without a venue so handle that ASAP. Keep an open mind because you won’t have the luxury to be choosy. Also, book the best caterer available because you don’t want to compromise on the food.

Book other vendors

Book these vendors right after you have booked your venue:

  • Florist
  • Officiant
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Cake baker
  • Music professionals

Buy Your Wedding Attire

It can take months for wedding dresses to arrive. Suits and tuxes usually don’t take as long, but it’s good to get them ready.

Send Out Save-the-dates

Give your guests the heads-up as soon as possible so they can also start planning to attend your wedding.

5 MONTHS TO GO

Book More Vendors

Here are some more bookings to do!

  • Makeup artist
  • Hairstylist
  • Rentals company
  • Transportation

Buy Your Accessories

Start shopping for shoes, hair accessories, jewellery, and more.

Choose Your Wedding Party Attire

Whether you want your wedding crew to wear the same attire or have them choose on their own, make the selection now.

Make the Invitations

Wedding invites take time to order. Hit the stationer and pick up your invites now!

4 MONTHS TO GO

Buy Wedding Rings

You will be wearing your wedding rings until you die. Go pick the perfect ring before waiting until the last minute.

Plan Your Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal dinners take a little planning too. Book your venue in advance while they are available.

3 MONTHS TO GO

Meet Your Caterer and Go Cake Tasting

Meet your caterer to finalise the reception menu and go cake tasting to decide on the final flavours.

Select Your Wedding Favours

Select your wedding favours and make your purchases.

Hair and Makeup Trial

Every bride wants to look perfect on their wedding day. You can only make that happen if you go for your hair and makeup trial to make sure you get the look you want.

2 MONTHS TO GO

Send Out Invites

Send out your wedding invitation at least six weeks before the wedding date. Give an RSVP deadline of 2-3 weeks.

Write Your Thank-you Notes

You can’t miss out on thank-you notes. Buy some pretty stationary and get them all ready.

Buy Gifts

Take your time and buy thoughtful gifts to your parents, wedding party members, etc.

Make Your Song List

Meet your DJ, Wedding ceremony musicians, etc. and come up with a list of songs they must play and also songs to stay away from.

1 MONTH TO GO

Get Your Marriage License

The laws for getting a marriage license is different for every state. Stay informed about the legal requirements, timeframe, etc. in your State.

Make Final Confirmations

Check with all your vendors and make sure everyone is on the same page.

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