Wedding planning time line will help you to create a sound schedule for your wedding preparations. Every couple will have their own time line, since every wedding is unique. However, it’s really important to have a detailed time line in which you can refer to at every point of your wedding planning.
First of all, your time line should be broken down into segments, for example: 6 months before the wedding, 3 months before, 1 month before, 1 week and 1 day prior to the wedding. The most involved aspects should be scheduled to be done many months in advance, while others aspects can wait.
What exactly are the aspects that need to be scheduled way in advance? It’s different for every couple, and each couple should try to brainstorm it on their own. For instance, if you are planning on ordering a custom-made wedding dress and tuxedo, you should start dealing with this matter months before your wedding, since you will need to select the materials, visit the tailor several times for the fittings, and then allow the time for the tailor to make the adjustments.
Same is true for custom-made wedding rings. If you are going to order custom made rings, you will need to allow at least a few months for their creation by the jeweler.
How far in advance should you book your wedding location? Generally, you need to reserve your wedding location as soon as you can, especially if you are planning to have your wedding during the so-called wedding season – April through August. Some locations actually can only be booked 12 months in advance during the “wedding season”. However, if you are planning to have a home wedding, you do not need to worry about this aspect at all.
What about wedding invitations, how much in advance should you start dealing with this matter? Wedding invitations are generally sent around eight weeks prior to the wedding day. However, you should remember that you will also need time to choose the invitations, as well as sign them and address them to your guests.
Wedding shoes also need to be dealt with some time in advance. If the bride has a long wedding dress, the looks of the shoes might not be of the utmost importance. The most important thing is that both, the bride and the groom feel comfortable in their shoes. Tight or loose fitting shoes can make anyone feel miserable, especially when you have to wear them for many hours. Thus, you may want to not only purchase the shoes in advance, but also wear them for a few weeks around your home.