Things to Do 4 to 5 Months Before Your Wedding
When it's around four or five months before your wedding, you'll make some final decisions, and you'll begin to see all the details come together. Here are checklists to keep things running smoothly as the anticipation grows stronger.
With five months until your wedding, it's time to wrap up certain tasks, such as:Finalize the Rental List
Make sure all the rental supplies you need are reserved and the logistics figured out. You don't want your guests to have nowhere to sit on your big day!
Book Your Honeymoon
Don't worry about planning every single detail of your honeymoon at this point, but try to have the most critical elements set by this time. For example, aim to have your hotel rooms and flights booked and plan to figure out the smaller details later.
Check on Invitations
Check the status of your invitations and make sure everything's going as planned. Make any revisions if needed.
Reserve a Wedding Day Room for You and Your Spouse
If you'd like to have a hotel room to get ready in and to crash in afterward, book it now. Prioritize choosing a room that's comfortable, private and close to your venue.
Arrange Your Rehearsal Dinner and Finalize the Menu
If you've decided to book a venue for your rehearsal dinner, now's the time to make it official. Don't be afraid to have something more casual, such as dinner at your favorite restaurant or even at home.
If needed, book transportation for guests. This is also the time to figure out transportation for you and your soon-to-be, whether you want to ride in a limousine or a unique set of wheels like a decorated golf cart or a horse and carriage.
Get the Groom's Tuxedo
It's around this time the groom will want to buy or rent his tuxedo. Even though he may not need or desire alterations, choosing a tux five months before the wedding gives him enough time just in case. Decide how formal you want the tux to be and make sure it's a good fit. If you need some advice about choosing the right tuxedo, reach out to us at Alexandra's Boutique.
You've done a lot of planning so far, but there are still important tasks left. Here are things to do four months before your wedding:
Have a Final Tasting With Your Caterer
Arrange a final tasting with your caterer and, if applicable, bring your wedding planner along. Pay attention to the details and the attentiveness of the staff, and don't be afraid to ask for minor changes to menu items.
Select Your Cake
With your partner, choose a cake you both love, and don't worry about pleasing all of your guests.
Have Hair and Makeup Trials
Around this time, you should have trial appointments to ensure you get the look you want. Compare stylists before making a final decision.
Choose Your Music Playlist
With your partner, create a list of all the songs you want to play at your wedding. If you're hiring a DJ, you'll want to give them a list of must-play songs. Also, create a list of tunes you and your partner do not wish to be played.