3 Months Prior to the Wedding: Planning Tips and Advice

Attention all you June brides-to-be: we’re just three months away from your big day! With June being the most popular month for weddings, you can take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone, but it’s important to take a step back and consider your progress. Here’s what you should have done by now, and what you should currently


What Should Be Done

By now, you’re neck deep in the planning phase. Here’s a quick checklist of what you should have already taken care of:

  • Choosing the wedding party.
  • Choosing the time and date.
  • Picking a venue.
  • Ensuring that the wedding party’s ensembles are all ready to go.
  • Choosing all of your vendors (DJ, caterer, florist, etc.)
  • Sending save the date cards.
  • Choosing a wedding dress (and into the second round of fittings after alterations.)


If you’re starting to panic, simply take a deep breath and reassess the situation. What haven’t you done that needs to be done now? Get that taken care of first, and then move on to the 3 month prior planning mark. Here’s what you should be working on now:

  • Choosing the wedding cake – you may or may not have already had a tasting. Now is the time to pick the flavor you want as well as the style. Get it ordered so it can be ready for the big day.
  • Book your wedding-day transportation – if you will need a way to get guests from the wedding ceremony venue to the reception venue, it’s time to get that taken care of.
  • Finalize your invitation plans – do you plan to have a calligrapher address your envelopes? Will you print or order them? It’s time to get these decisions made, because the invitations should go out no later than 2 months before the wedding.
  • Writing your vows – this is an important part of the wedding planning process and it’s always nice if brides and grooms start early to ensure that they have ample time to finish before the big day.

When you’re able to move through the wedding planning phase according to a sound timeline, it can really reduce your stress and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Take the time to assess the planning phase and make sure you’re on track. Are you a June bride-to-be? Let us know where you’re at in your planning phase – we’d love to get a comment from you!

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