Wedding planning checklist | What to do 2 Months before your wedding
Pretty much finalise everything. Try to do this asap so you can relax and concentrate on the finer fun little details and spend time with family and friends coming over for the wedding.
MEET WITH YOUR CELEBRANT &
SIGN YOUR INTENT TO MARRY!!!
This is very important and needs to be done before 1 month prior to your wedding date. Don’t do what I did and realise that one month out and you still don’t have a celebrant…oops. There will be another form you need to sign before the ceremony can begin too so work out when you will do this.
SEND OUT INVITATIONS
Apparently, the general rule is 6-8 weeks prior – I guess this way people hopefully already know your date from Save The Date cards but they don’t lose the invite or forget to rsvp – make sure rsvp is at least 3 weeks prior – and a week before you need to know final numbers because there is always someone that’s lazy and forgets.
Unless you just need an Uber to and from the venue
FINALISE THE FOOD
Yuuum, send this to the stationery company or start designing the menus yourself for sit down weddings. For cocktail style weddings we just had a couple of pretty food menus on the bar in case anyone with dietary requirements wanted to have a squizz.
Check bouquet and boutonniere numbers. Try not to make the boutonnieres too big like giant roses and ask for two pins to help them stay upright. I can help the boys put these on if they need.
THE JOY OF GIVING
Decide on wedding gift Favours (or not) – you don’t need to do these and most people will leave them behind! You also don’t have to but you could make little gift packs for your bridesmaids.
Start to finalise timing for the day inc. speeches, MC – make sure to update your photography timeline in your online portal.
There is more to wedding bands than the standard ring. These days there are so many great ring designers that will create you something unique!
While you’re thinking about rings, make sure to get your engagement ring cleaned at the same time.
Send the run sheet with bump in/ out times to all vendors – confirm ALL bookings.
Pay balances on invoices – Start chipping away so they don’t all come at once.
Book Beauty salon and hair appointments – eyebrows, eyelashes, tans, nails etc. Check with your bridesmaids about their tans.
Book a date night with your lover and promise to go the whole night without talking wedding!