Wedding Planning – 6-9 months to go
In our free, downloadable Your Wedding Planning Checklist, we have created an easy to use wedding planning list that will help you to plan your Big Day. Below we share a bit more detail about what to do when you still have 6-9 months to go:
Book extra entertainment – If you are looking for a unique element to your wedding day it could be a fun idea to book a magician or a brass band for additional entertainment. Should your budget allow for this, it can really add that extra memorable touch to your wedding day.
Choose and book your florist – Booking your florist for your wedding day is vitally important as they tend to get booked up very quickly and may not be available on the dates you request. Even if all you want is a bouquet, it is important to get this element out of the way. Perhaps set up a meeting and discuss what you are looking for and see whether your florist of choice can assist.
Choose and book your cake – Dreaming of a show-stopping wedding cake? Then book one from a reputable cake maker whose cakes you have seen and tasted before. Nowadays Cheese (Platter) Cakes are very popular as well as having cupcakes instead of a cake so the options are endless and schweet! Why not ask your chosen wedding venue if they have any recommendations.
Start shopping for your wedding dress and get it ordered! In our previous article you would have read about choosing your wedding dress style. Now you are able to enjoy the fun part and book wedding dress fittings at a variety of bridal gown shops in order to find the best dress. Most wedding dress shops require a 50% deposit when ordering a dress so bear this in mind. You will then probably need to wait about 3 months for the gown to arrive before paying the balance. At this stage you will also be able to make final alterations if the dress did not fit you like a glove the first time you tried it on.
Buy your shoes, underwear and accessories – It can also be a good idea to buy your wedding shoes before your try on wedding dresses so that you can see what length of dress you need. If you to see the perfect underwear and accessories now, then buy them as you may completely forget these simple yet integral details of your outfit the closer you get to your Big Day!
Order or start making your wedding favours – Pinterest is a wonderful source for finding ideas on how to make your own cost effective wedding favours. If you find something you really like, it would be wise to buy the supplies and start making them now so that you do not put yourself under too much pressure closer to the time.
Book hair and make-up – Again, booking hair and make-up artists now is a wise idea as they get booked up very quickly. You can go for hair and make-up trials too to make sure that you and your chosen artist are on the same page.
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 Agape Studios Photography at Waterkloof Wine Farm