Now that you’ve been engaged for more than a month, it’s time to get down to business. This second month of wedding planning is about making real plans and real decisions. Think of this month as laying the foundation for the big day. Here’s your to-dos for Month 2:
Ask your wedding party. Once he popped the question, you probably already knew which family and friends would stand up with you on your wedding day. So now is the time to ask your bridesmaids officially, so your girls can make their own plans accordingly, such as asking for time off work. Need some ideas to pop the question to your bridesmaids? We’ve got a few up our sleeves.
Book a venue. If you’ve followed our Month 1 timeline to-dos, you have narrowed down the dates and venues that fit your budget. Since popular venues book up quickly, reserve your date now and put down a deposit. Once you do that, breathe a huge sigh of relief. This is one of the more stressful decisions to make during the whole planning process.
Send out Save the Dates. Even if you don’t have your guest list finalized, send out the Save the Dates soon, especially to your out-of-town guests.
Search for a photographer. Just like a venue, good wedding photographers also book up quickly so start early. Begin your search by checking out photographers’ blogs or websites. A good rule of thumb: If you would hang a photographer’s portfolio on your wall right now, then call them up for an appointment. We give more tips on finding the perfect photographer in each of our free wedding guides.
Stay tuned next month for more timeline to-dos. Can’t wait? Check out our Freebie Friday timeline for a more extensive PDF that takes you from the engagement to the big day.