Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life but if your upcoming summer or fall wedding has you feeling overwhelmed, it could overshadow the joy.

Use this list to help you slow down, and take it step by step.  Here’s what Real Simple  suggests you should be crossing off your “To-Do” list four to six months from your big day:

  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal-dinner venues.  Negotiate the cost and the menu. If you’re planning to host a day-after brunch for guests, book that place as well.
  • Check on the wedding invitations.  Ask the stationer for samples of the finished invitations and revise them to suit your needs.  See Wedding Invitation Etiquette.
  • Select and order the cake.  Some bakers require a long lead time. Attend several tastings before committing to any baker.
  • Send your guest list to the host of your shower.
  • Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings.  Bring the shoes along to your first fitting so the tailor can choose the appropriate length for your gown.
  • Schedule hair and makeup artists.  Make a few appointments with local experts to try them out. Snap a photo at each so you can compare results.
  • Choose your music.  What should be playing when the wedding party is announced? During dinner? To kick off the dancing? Keep a running list of what you want—and do not want—played.

We can’t complete the above check list for you, but we’re here as a resource for all your Bridal Gown & wedding attire cleaning needs before and after the wedding.  And, If you’ve gotten an invitation to attend a wedding this year, our guide on What to Wear to a Wedding will help you determine proper attire even if the invitation doesn’t specify.

Good Luck!

– S.O.