Wedding Planning – 0-3 months to go
At this stage it’s important to start preparing yourself mentally for your Big Day. There will be a few bits and pieces you may need to sort out but nothing drastic.
In our free, downloadable “Your Wedding Planning Checklist”, we have created an easy to use wedding planning list that will help you to plan and prepare for your special day.
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Let’s have a look at what you can do over these last few, exciting months:
1. Send out invitations
This should be done at least 60 days before your wedding. This will give your guests plenty of time to make relevant travel and accommodation arrangements.
2. Have your dress fittings
If your wedding dress is being tailor-made for you then you will have a number of wedding dress fittings from now until your wedding day. If you have bought your dress, it’s important to make sure that it fits correctly especially about 2 weeks prior to your Wedding Day.
3. Start wearing in your shoes at home
The last thing you want as you waltz around the dance floor is blisters on your feet. Wearing in your shoes at home means that they will be comfortable and easy to manoeuvre in on your Wedding Day.
4. Buy gifts for your bridal party
This is always a lovely touch that will leave your bridal party feeling rather special. Ties or cufflinks for the boys and jewellery for the girls that they will wear on the day always go down well.
5. Write speeches
This may be tough especially if you’re like the majority of people and get nervous about public speaking. Decide on the layout of your speech (use Google for this) and then get creative with what is really important to you. Speak from the heart and the rest will flow naturally.
6. Trim your hair (nothing drastic!) and have a hair trial
Meeting your hairdresser for a hair trial will give them a better understanding of what you want on your wedding day so that they can be more prepared and ready to give you your perfect look. Take photos and pictures with you in order to give your hairdresser a good understanding of what style you’re looking for.
7. Trial run of bridal make-up
As with your hair, make up is a major part of your wedding day outfit. Make sure you use a make-up artist that has experience in bridal make-up so that your make up looks natural yet exquisite on your photos. It should enhance your best assets and not detract from your natural beauty.
8. Plan seating arrangements
This is always a tricky one and may take a while to pin down. Only once you have your RSVP’s can you really formalise the seating arrangements, however it’s a good idea to start planning a rough outline of where your guests will be seated in the meantime.
For a list of suppliers in the Somerset West area, take a look at our handy list.
For an inspirational wedding venue, visit Waterkloof Wine Estate. Waterkloof hosts many weddings per year and is an awe-inspiring Cape Winelands Wedding Venue to celebrate your dream wedding at. Professionalism, style, elegance and sophistication are all synonymous with Waterkloof Wine Estate.
Contact Waterkloof today for a Cape Winelands Wedding Venue that dreams are made of.
Photo Courtesy of Adri Meyer Photography
Pieter & Hilde’s Wedding at Waterkloof Wine Estate