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Preparing For Your Big Day: What the Last Few Months Leading Up To Your Wedding Looks Like

You’re three months out from your wedding. Your venue is secured, your vendors are paid for, your wedding party has their attire, and RSVP’s from guests are flowing in. What now? The last few months leading up to your big day can be stressful with the many details that are left to decide and the last-minute decisions to make. Here are some things you might be missing on your list leading up to your big day.


Decorations

Is all your décor in order and ready for the big day? There can be many things to think about on your list of décor items. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception area all have a comprehensive list of things to prepare when it comes to your decorations. Here’s our checklist to make sure you have everything in order!


· Sweetheart Table Accents

· Welcome Sign

· Welcome table décor

· Guest Book

· Card Box

· Centerpieces

· Table Numbers

· Cake Topper

· Cocktail table centerpieces

· Seating Chart

· Ceremony aisle décor

· Ceremony arch décor


To ensure everything looks according to your vision, try setting up mock tables at home for your welcome table, sweetheart table, and guest tables. Take a photo and show it to your coordinator or family who is setting up your décor. This will help the set-up go smoothly on the day of! Packing your décor in big clear bins and labeling what is inside is also an easy and simple solution to setting up and packing away all your décor.


Attire & Beauty

The last few months are filled with alteration appointments, make-up and hair trials, and getting the bridal party in order. Your dress appointments should be in progress, your future hubby should have his suit, and your wedding party and family should be set to look their best on the big day! Here are some fun accessories and gift ideas for your wedding day attire:


· Veil

· Jewelry like earrings, bracelet, and necklace

· Garter (if you’re wearing one)

· Shoes for you and your groom

· Comfy reception shoes to dance the night away

· Ties and cufflinks for the groomsmen and Dads (makes for a great day of gift!)

· Manicure and pedicure trial to practice what you want for the day of

· Getting ready pjs or robes for you and your bridal party (makes another great day of gift!)


Making a list of your items will help you remember to bring everything to the venue in the process. Creating a bin for details for your wedding photographer will ensure you have the important items packed away such as your wedding bands, veil, shoes, cufflinks, perfume, and jewelry. Remember to add your save the date, invitation, and vow books to your details box as well! Your photographer will ensure everything goes where it needs to after photos are done.


Last Minute Decisions

Crunch time means solidifying the many decisions you’ve been thinking about over the past year! This includes your venue layout, venue seating chart, your food and beverage decisions for your reception, and the songs you chose for your aisle walk, first dance, and father-daughter dance! This can also include solidifying your day of timeline and when all your vendors will be arriving to set up.


Wedding vendors understand as you near your date, everyone is reaching out for your decisions. Start thinking about these now and solidifying your plans so you’re ready to go when your vendors are. Anything you can get done before the last minute, such as DIY’s , wedding favors, and packing your decorations will take some stress off of you as you lead up to your wedding week!


Remember, weddings can be stressful but with the support of your groom, family, and trusted vendors, your big day will be what you’ve always imagined it to be. Your hard work, time, and dedication will all pay off once you see the love of your life at the end of the aisle!


Do you still need to solidify some of your vendors? Take a look at our Preferred Vendor page. These are tried and true vendors who know our venue and we trust to help your day run smoothly. Need some inspiration for your wedding day décor? Head over to our gallery to see some samples of what our previous couples have done.

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