Six to Nine Months Before Your Wedding
Plan an engagement session with your photographer.
Create and send out Save the Date cards. Many brides and grooms choose to use one of their engagement photos for this, so it’s important to communicate with your photographer and give yourselves plenty of time for the shoot, photo editing, printing, and mailing.
Find and order bridesmaid dresses. Just like the wedding gown, your bridesmaids will need time to get alterations completed.
Order invitations and develop a wedding website. This ensures that your guests will have all of the pertinent information, including location, attire, accommodations, and more.
Begin planning the honeymoon! You’ll want to make sure your passports are up to date and flights and accommodations are all booked.
If you wish, begin taking dance lessons. You’ll need the time to get smooth on your feet!
Three to Six Months Before Your Wedding
Find a rehearsal dinner venue. Depending on how many people are coming, you may want to give yourself plenty of time to find the right place.
Begin confirming with all of your vendors. It’s never a bad idea to touch base and make sure that everyone is on the same page, from florists, to photographers, bands, DJs, caterers, and more.
Shop for men’s formalwear.
Find and hire wedding day transportation—limousines, trolleys, etc.
Attend your wedding shower—usually planned by your close friends and family.
About three months ahead of time, order your wedding cake.
Two to three months out, have a deep-cleanse facial. (You never want to do this too close to your wedding—a deep cleanse can bring out toxins and make your skin look a little worse before it looks better.)