Getting Back On Track After the Holidays: 5 Tips to Catch Up on Wedding Planning

Feeling behind in your wedding planning after the holidays? It happens! Couples often get distracted in December and early January by all the demands that the holiday season brings. But it’s never too early to get back on track. Here are some tips to help get you caught up!

TIP #1- Make Sure You’ve Ordered Your Bridal Gown

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Wedding gowns can take 4-6 months to ship once they’re ordered and that doesn’t take into account the time needed for fittings and alterations. Once you’ve chosen the dress, it’s time to select bridesmaids gowns and make sure your bridesmaids start ordering them

Tip #2-Secure All Your Vendors

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It’s always a good rule of thumb to have all your vendors booked by the beginning of the year in which you’re getting married. Don’t panic if you haven’t quite nailed down a ceremony musician or a bakery, but you definitely want to have the big players (venue, caterer, band or DJ, photographer, etc.) lined up. Do your best to have all your contracts signed and deposits placed by the end of January.

Tip #3-Review Your Stationary Timeline

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Take a minute to note when your save the dates and invitations should be mailed (it’s easy to overlook these and order them late!). Save the date cards should be mailed 6-8 months before the wedding, while invitations should go out 8-10 weeks before. You’ll want to order any printed materials 4-6 weeks before you plan to mail them, and even further in advance if you’re going to have a calligrapher address them.

Tip #4-Update Your Wedding Website

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It’s important to make sure your wedding website is up to date, particularly right before you send your save the dates. The purpose of your website is to convey information to guests regarding hotel accommodations, transportation schedules, and event details such as start times, attire, etc. You’ll definitely want to put the web address on your save the date. If you haven’t yet created your website, we highly suggest you pop over www.theknot.com and get started!

Tip #5-It’s Never Too Late to Get Help!

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Perhaps you’ve realized this whole wedding planning thing takes much more work than you expected, or that you simply don’t have the time or knowledge to create the fabulous event you’ve dreamed of. That’s where we come in! We would be thrilled to chat with you about our planning, design, and coordination services and learn how we can help you pull off a truly memorable wedding!

Email us today at hello@holdenmichaelevents.com and let’s get to know each other!

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Date

January 16, 2018

Author

Holden

Category

Pro Tips

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