LMP Wedding Planning Timeline (Part 3 of 5)

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Two Months Before Your Wedding

Send out your wedding invitations about eight weeks before the wedding date. Give your guests an RSVP about two to three weeks out.

If you’ll be writing your own vows, do this about two months out. You’ll need some time to think about everything you want to say about your soon-to-be husband or wife.

Acquire any little gifts you may wish to give to your parents, attendants, or to one another.

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Have a trial run with your hair and makeup artists.

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Make time to breathe. The next month or so is going to feel like a whirlwind—don’t forget to take care of yourselves and each other as the big day approaches.

One Month Before Your Wedding

Apply for your marriage license.

Have a phone review with your photographer.

Have a final fitting for your wedding gown—and bring your Maid of Honor! She’ll need to understand how to get you into your gown and make sure you look beautiful the day of the wedding.

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Buy all of your accessories—make sure you have jewelry, two pairs of nylons (if you’re wearing them), shoes, try on Spanx if you’ll be wearing it, etc. It seems silly, but you want to make sure that all of your undergarments are comfortable and fit properly.

Break in your shoes!

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Confirm with your bridesmaids that they have their dresses and accessories.

Create a wedding program for your guests.

Plan out welcome bags or baskets for out-of-town guests. (You may want to include some aspirin if you think you’ll be partying hard the night of the wedding.)

Pro Tip: IF you are tanning, don’t overdo it.

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