(Closed) When should I…

posted 8 years ago in April 2011
Post # 3
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You should start looking for hair/makeup now. I did that at about the 7 month mark, and the first 3 people I contacted were already booked!

You could probably wait till the 3-4 month mark for your bouquet if you want.

For centerpieces, it depends on what’s involved. If it has components you need to buy a lot of (ie 30 of the same vase for 30 tables), start now. You don’t want to get your heart set on something, and then have them sold out.

When in doubt, just start early/now. I’ve never heard a bride say “Oh, i’m so glad I waited till the last minute” ;-)!

Post # 4
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it depends on what type of person you are.  I am a planner and just want to get everything done.  I picked my centerpieces out a few months back.  I say with your wedding being 6 months out you should start to at least figure out what you are wanting to do for them.  This step took me at least a month of searching but yet again I am picky. 

My officiant said he wants my vows about 2 weeks before the wedding.  If you are writing your own vows I would say give yourself at least 1-2 weeks before they are due because you might hit a block on what you want to say. 

Flowers and make up seem pretty simple with it being just you. 

Post # 5
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used a pre-set checklist on another website.  For me it has been easy to follow and keeps me in order.  I had no idea when I should be doing what.  I deleted out items that just seemed ridiculous and made me nervous to see 3,000 things left to do such as “smile”.  I kept the basics (i.e. – hair appointments, dress shopping, invitation ordering) and it is working for me.

Post # 6
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would go ahead and book your hair and make-up. I booked over a month ago and I know that since I booked, my make up artist has already received a few requests for make up on the day that I already have booked.

I use a checklist on weddingwire.com and it has worked so far!

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