4-6 Months Out
Order the Cake
Set up a cake tasting, and order your cake from a bakery at least four months before the wedding, especially if you want a more extravagant cake.
Finalize the Menu
Work with your caterer to develop a menu and serving style that suits your theme. Decide if you want to do a buffet, plated service, or a series of food stations then select your menu accordingly. There are no rules for your reception dinner; it should just reflect your tastes and appeal to a wide variety of people.
Create Your Wedding Day Agenda
You’ll want to create an hour-by-hour agenda for your big day so that everything runs smoothly and in a timely fashion. Your wedding day checklist should include getting ready, wedding party photos, the ceremony, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dance, toasts, dinner, cake cutting, and your grand exit. Make sure to include your schedule in the wedding programs and share it with your vendors to keep everyone on track.
Secure Your Rental Equipment
Secure your reservations for tables, tents, linens, chairs, and any other rentals you’ll require. It’s also the best time to contact a transportation service if you’re planning on renting limos, cars, or party buses.
Dress & Tux Fittings
Schedule your dress and tux fittings for the entire wedding party during this timeframe of the wedding planning to leave ample time for alterations.