Photo credit Capture Thirteen Photography
You're getting closer to your big day! Which means just as you finished your checklist from last month, you better start on the next one. At 4 - 5 months out, you'll want to focus on getting details wrapped up in some areas.
1. Choose your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. As a blueberry farm, we are a bit partial to anytime a bride uses our blueberries as their something blue! This is a great opportunity to include details and people that mean something to you in your wedding. Pinterest is full of ideas and we love seeing creative ones.
2. Book your wedding cake. After you've done your tastings, confirm with the cake designer of your choice. Finalize the design and give them a guest count estimate. (Bonus points if you include blueberries - something blue AND extra tasty!)
Photo credit Mejia Jones Photography
3. Prepare for your first fitting. Buy your lingerie and any other essentials you need to make sure your fitting is accurate. What you wear under your dress can make a big difference in how the dress fits, so make sure you have those details down and your get the most out of your fitting.
4. Find inspiration photos for your hair and makeup. Pinterest is your friend again for these photos. Another great place to look are styled shoots which are often published on bridal websites or in magazines. Hair and makeup artists will show the latest trends in these shoots and give you some great new ideas.
Photo credit Anchors Aweigh Photography
5. Choose your bridesmaids accessories. Earrings, necklaces, shoes - all the finishing touches. This can also be a great idea for bridal party gifts. Who doesn't love something new and sparkly?
6. Finalize attire for other bridal party members. Flower girl dresses, bow ties for ring bearer or groomsmen. Get it all finalized and ordered. There are so many details that go into planning your wedding. Keep an eye out for things you can ask others to help with. If you trust your sister's taste and her daughter is your flower girl, maybe give her a general idea of what you like and let her choose something. If your groom's style is one of the reasons you love him, ask him for ideas for his groomsmen. You'll need as much help as you can get as the wedding day gets closer!
Photo credit Hillary Leah Photography
7. Purchase your wedding bands. It's common to purchase the wedding band along with the bride's engagement ring, but you probably need to pick out your groom's band. There are a ton of great options for guys bands, besides the traditional gold band. Titanium is a great option if he's hard on things. Wood or horn inset bands are understated. There are even non-metal options which are great for some professions or fit an athlete's style.
That's it for month 4! Good news is, your check list should have a lot more checks on it than empty boxes now. Make sure you take plenty of breaks from wedding planning to spend time with your fiance (not discussing wedding plans). Spend time with friends and family too - again, not talking about wedding planning. Those breaks will keep you from rehashing decisions over and over, and keep you sane. As always, feel free to drop us any questions in the comments!
Read the previous post on 6 month planning.
Pleasant Union Farm is a family owned wedding venue in North GA, about an hour north of Atlanta.