7: Wedding Stationary
Whilst you’ve probably already told everyone you know about your up and coming marriage, now is the time to make it official.
Your initiations should be sent out approximately 3-6 months in advance of your beautiful day, but it’s never too early to choose a design or style of stationery that you love.
In order to give your guests as much notice as possible, why not send out ‘save the date’ cards to announce your wedding and ensure that your guests keep that date free, with an ‘official invitation to follow’ in the near future.
Having dealt with various wedding suppliers, bridesmaid issues, months of stress and trying to make the biggest day of your life perfect you will need a holiday.
Your honeymoon is normally your first few weeks alone with your new partner, so it should be truly exciting. If you’ve not built your honeymoon spend into your main wedding budget then decide between you both how much money you can allocate for your honeymoon, and where you’d like to go. A honeymoon is generally taken with in the first few days of being married.
However, depending you your wedding date you may find booking your honeymoon a couple of months after your wedding may help the purse strings. I got married in August and had our official honeymoon in October. We saved over £600 going to Turkey.
We had a mini break after our wedding to allow us to sleep. Changing your name on the passport is best left until after you return from the holiday, but if you don’t own a passport with a least 6 months validity left on it, it would be advisable to get one sooner rather than later. Depending on where you travel to you may need to check whether or not you require a visa.
9: Book a Wedding Photographer
Through out your wedding day you will experience so many wonderful moments that you will want to remember forever. By booking a good wedding photographer or videographer you’ll be able to look over your favourite moments time and time again and they will be a treasure to keep forever.
10: Wedding Gift List
Whilst you are getting married for love, one nice ‘bonus’ is all those lovely presents you are going to receive. And even better, you get to pick them all out yourself!
Most ladies love shopping so going in to a store or online and choosing anything you want for your guest list will be amazing, and is also a smart idea because it avoids you being given 3 toasters or 9 blenders.
11: Table Plans
If you’ve made use of the ‘save the date’ cards, most of your guests should be well aware when your wedding is and will be eagerly anticipating the invitation landing on their doormat. You should send out your invites a minimum of 8 weeks before your wedding however sooner is often better.
If you are inviting a lot of overseas guests it would be advisable to send them early in order for replies to come back to you.
There is nothing more frustrating than not knowing how many people to cater for or where to seat who if you are unsure of your final numbers.
One way around this is to have a ‘reserve list’ of people that you would like to invite if numbers permit. Your table plan will need to be arranged as soon as you have all of your RSVPs back from the guests you invited.