Final Month To Do List

That last month of wedding planning can feel a bit overwhelming so here is a list of the typical final details you will handle the last month of your engagement.

Tips & Tricks Before You Get Started:


1. Go step by step so you don't get overwhelmed by the list of "to do's" in front of you

2. Ask for help when you need it && hire a planner.. always hire a planner!

3. Remember to enjoy the process... you only have 30 days left to embrace the title of Fiancé.

Wedding MONTH To Do List:


-Purchase Wedding Party Gifts


-Order & stuff Welcome Bags + then drop them off at the hotel the week of the wedding


-Final Dress fitting. Pro Tip: bring your wedding jewelry & shoes with you for your fitting so you can try everything on together! You don't want any surprises come wedding day.


-Purchase rehearsal dinner attire


-Put together your hotel bag // wedding morning box this would include: wedding shoes, special hanger for your dress, jewelry, rehearsal dinner outfit/shoes, PJ's, morning after the wedding outfit, etc


-Final Dress fitting. Pro Tip: bring your wedding jewelry & shoes with you for your fitting so you can try everything on together! You don't want any surprises come wedding day.


-Purchase final items for wedding day (champagne flutes, guest book w/pens, card box, cake server/knife, table number holders, frames for any signage, etc)


-Box up your wedding decor (put in box by location/portion of day: ex - put all the ceremony items together, all your dessert table items together, etc)


-Finalize Honeymoon plans -- check out my honeymoon blog post


-Pack for Honeymoon


-Receive back all RSVP's (& hunt down RSVP's from guests who don't respond)


-Create floor plan with your venue + then assign guest tables with your fiancé.


-Schedule & execute final meetings with all vendors including: venue(s), photographer, videographer, DJ, officiant, bar, catering team, florist, etc.


-Confirm arrival & timeline with all vendors


-Send final guest counts to all vendors


-Make all final payments (typically either 30 days or 14 days out from the wedding)


-Get rings cleaned


-Purchase drinks & snacks for your bridal party to enjoy on the shuttle


-Apply for your marriage license (In MKE this would be no more than 30 days & no less than 7 days before the wedding)


-Put vendor gratuity's in individual envelopes for planner to distribute *check out my gratuity guide*


-Write vows


-Mani/Pedi Spa day!!


-Write letters - for your new hubby, parents, etc.

Photography: Front Room Photography

Event Planner & Designer: Events to a T

Dress: Love Lives Here

Venue: Birch

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