Getting engaged is a blissful time filled with romance. As you count down to the big day, you probably have a lot of things running through your mind. Following the recommended times for tasks keeps you on track and reduces pre-wedding anxiety. Get guides on the tasks to do six months before your wedding day as your big moment grows nearer.

Order Wedding Invitations

Most wedding planners advise ordering your invitations six months prior to the wedding date. Ordering invitations by the six-month mark provides you with enough time for them to come in the mail so that you can address them and send them to your guests. Ideally, invitations should go out to guests four to five months before the wedding. This will also give your guests enough time to RSVP and for you to finalize the seating arrangements and headcount.

Buy the Rings

The wedding rings symbolize your commitment to each other and are a precious reminder of your big day. Before you hit the shops, create a ring budget with your partner based on what you’re both comfortable with spending. Moreover, consider consulting a detailed guide to popular wedding band styles for inspiration. You could also look through your current jewelry to determine which metals and styles you like best.

Some couples add engravings or other personal touches to their rings. Discuss all personalization with the jeweler when you buy the wedding band, as this often adds to your wait time for the piece.

Select Bridesmaid Dresses

Finding the ideal bridesmaid dress can be difficult. You need a gown that aligns with your vision but also looks great on all your bridesmaids. Starting your search as early as possible ensures you have your top pick(s) by six months.

Picking out the gowns at this point also keeps your bridesmaids on track with their schedule. Whether you order online or from a shop, the dresses often take two to three months to arrive. Some bridesmaids may require custom tailoring or adjustments, which can take a week to a month, depending on the needed alterations. By the time the gowns are ready to wear, it may be one to three months before you tie the knot.

Begin Meeting With Vendors

The final task to do six months before your wedding day is to meet with and hire the rest of your vendors. Start scheduling appointments with your hair and makeup team for a trial run. Likewise, you should plan cake tastings with bakers and appointments with florists.

Organizing the ideal wedding team keeps things on track for a smoother ride to the big day. Enjoy your final six months of wedding planning!

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