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Wedding Planning Checklist - Two Months Before Your Wedding

Wedding Planning Checklist – Two Months Before Your Wedding

Essential Wedding Planning Checklist: Two Months Before Your Big Day

The big day is coming, and you’re feeling a little stressed. You are planning your wedding, party, and honeymoon all at the same time. It can be hard to stay on top of things while planning a wedding in 6 months. What more if you only have 2 months? But you should not worry because “I Do” Weddings is here for you!

Rev. Phil Landers is the best person to officiate your wedding. He lives in the Chicago area and is a Master Storyteller and Ceremony Planner. He gives some ideas you might want to consider for your pre-ceremony and ceremony day. He also has packages to provide you with the best deal. It will help you plan your wedding and make sure it is a day to remember, full of joy and free of stress.

You can read his client reviews to see the successful events and their happiness with the services. You can also watch videos of weddings he’d filmed to understand better what he can do best. You can call him at (630) 664-3500 if you have any questions about how to plan your dream wedding.

Your Essential Wedding Planning Checklist

As your wedding day approaches, he knows every day is important. So, he made this wedding checklist to help you plan everything as your wedding draws near.

Confirm The Honeymoon

Finish your honeymoon travel plans. Make sure you have everything ready to go so you can leave as planned. You don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute!

Best to leave 2 days after your wedding. Enjoy seeing out-of-town guests at brunch the next day. (Plan for it. You do not have to pay for it.) 

But before you go, make sure your travel plans are in order. So, you will not have any problems on your honeymoon, like missing flights or losing your bags and other essential things.

Have A Dress Fitting

Book a fitting for your dress about eight weeks before the wedding if you have it made to fit you or changed. It will give you time to change anything that needs to be changed. 

If you want to make changes to a dress you buy off the rack, try to order it at least six weeks ahead of time. You can pay extra at some bridal salons to get things done quickly if you do not have much time.

Wedding Planning Checklist: Finalize The Guest List
Wedding Planning Checklist: Finalize The Guest List

Check Up On The Final Details

Two months before your wedding, you’re in the home stretch! Here are a few final details to check off your wedding planning checklist:

Make sure your marriage license is in order. You can get it no sooner than 60 days before your wedding (Illinois state law) but no less than the day before (also Illinois state law.)

  • Double-check that all your vendors are confirmed and have all the information they need from you. It includes a photographer, DJ, caterer, etc. 
  • Start working on your seating chart. It can be tricky, so it’s best to get a head start.
  • If you’re doing any DIY projects for the wedding, now is the time to finish them up.
  • Sit with your fiancé and review the wedding budget one last time. Make sure you’re on track and plan for unexpected expenses.

Meet With Your Officiant

You should have started meeting with your officiant. It is the person who will lead the ceremony at your wedding. You should know who will perform your wedding ceremony and start collecting documents. 

You will also need to chat with your officiant about ceremony elements. Lastly, now is the time to start working on a pre-nuptial agreement – if you plan to have one.

Get The Rings Insured

Many couples insure their rings in case they get lost, stolen, or broken. You can add your rings to your house insurance, buy a separate policy, or add a rider. Make sure you have enough insurance so that if something happens to your rings, you can get new ones.

Send Invitations

If you haven’t yet, you will want to send out your invitations about two months before your wedding. 

Hopefully, you sent save-the-date cards 6 months before the ceremony. Don’t forget to include essential details like your name and the card’s wedding date. You can also have a brief message or poem and a photo of you and your fiance if you’d like. Guests will appreciate getting a little heads-up about your upcoming nuptials!

Wedding Vows
Wedding Vows

Finalize The Guest List

Your final guest list is critical. It will ensure that everyone important to you can celebrate your wedding day. It will also help you budget for your wedding.

To begin finalizing your guest list, list everyone you want to invite. Start ticking off people who can not come or are not close enough to ask. Make sure your parents and fiancé’s essential guests are on the guest list.

Now that you know who is coming to your wedding, it is time to make a budget for it. Remember that the more people you invite to your wedding, the more it will cost. So, if you want to save money, reduce the number of people you ask.

Start Writing Your Vows

Most couples use one of the standard vows. Way easier. Less stress.

But if you want to write your own vows, start thinking about it 2 months out. This is one of the most important things at your wedding. You will want to say something special to your partner. If you don’t know what to say, don’t worry! Rev. Phil has some tips for you on writing wedding vows.

To have a great wedding experience, you must plan for it as early as possible. This is especially true if you are getting married in a few months. The sooner you prepare your budget and guest list, the easier it will be to choose a party type or setting. 

It is crucial to find a wedding officiant with the same beliefs as you. This person will be with you and your groom from the time you start planning until the end of the ceremony.

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Frequently Asked Questions

“I would say one year in advance is enough time to plan your standard, local wedding,” says award-winning planner Nicole-Natassha Goulding. This time frame allows couples to book a venue, hire necessary vendors, find a wedding gown, and more.

The custom is based on an Old English rhyme from 19th-century Lancashire. It specifies what a bride should wear on her wedding day as “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe.”

While some couples prefer to wait many months before getting married, others prefer to get married as soon as possible. It is entirely possible to plan a wedding in three months (4 percent of couples do it!) if you are organized and flexible in your decision-making.

Things You Shouldn’t Do a Week Before Your Wedding | Wedding Planning and Suggestions

Remember to break in your shoes!

  • Don’t Tan
  • Don’t Put Off Getting Your Nails Done
  • Don’t Experiment with Makeup
  • Don’t Cut or Color Your Hair
  • Don’t Participate in Contact Sports
  • Don’t Forget a Balanced Diet

While the tradition of wearing “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” is long gone, many brides still enjoy it today.

Yes, it is feasible! You can plan an entire wedding in a matter of months (or even weeks!) We’ve seen plenty of beautiful short-notice weddings on the blog, and I’ve had a number of wedding photography clients who have managed to plan weddings in a seemingly stress-free manner.