For some couples, the three month mark can be a stressful point in their wedding planning. I’m not sure why but it’s possibly related to the fact that we’ve been conditioned to think: 3, 2, 1, go! Or, put another way, ready, set, go! And so just having that in our heads can add just a little but pf pressure. But we can manage that positively by looking back over all the things we’ve given a big fat rainbow tick to over the past months – and what we’ve achieved in planning our wedding in such a way that we’ve done all we can to make it memorable for us and our guests – and for all the right reasons!
This month, the focus is on:
- Beginning to work on the ceremony
- Tailored clothes
- Finalizing the guest list
- Sending out your invitations
Drafting your Ceremony
Start working with me, your celebrant, to begin drafting your ceremony.
Plan your menu in detail with your venue or caterer. Schedule a time when you can do a tasting of your menu, if that’s relevant. I’ve enjoyed working with several and we’ve engaged the following two caterers for our own wedding: Eve from Plentiful Catering and Paul from Yum Catering.
For some couples, the three month mark can be a stressful point in their wedding planning. I’m not sure why but it’s possibly related to the fact that we’ve been conditioned to think: 3, 2, 1, go!
– Bronte Price
If you’re having attire specially made for your wedding, make an appointment with the tailor, to allow them to measure you up and get a good idea of what style you’re after. Generally, they don’t like to measure up people before around this long before their wedding as people’s shapes can change so easily. As a suggestion, try the amazing Michael Tellis at Tailor.com If you’re after a wedding dress, check out Loretta at Loretta Adams Formal.
Flowers – one of the areas in which LGBTI couples are saving money on their wedding is around having limited or no flowers at their wedding. It’s, of course, a very personal choice. But if you are having flowers at your wedding, chat with your florist to confirm the style of floristry that you’re after. What flowers will be in season? Do you want natives? What can you do to reduce the waste of flowers you use? What other creative and decorative elements does your florist suggest to go with your flowers and floral arrangements? Are there creative and meaningful ways in which your floral arrangements can be reused after your wedding?
This is the time to finalize your wedding guest list and send out your invitations. Will you email the invitations? Post them? If so, it’s time to send them! Consider using a site such as Paperless Post, as a green and relatively cheap alternative.