March is Springtime in Ojai… the orange blossoms are blooming, and love is in the air!
For Summer brides this is also the final three-month stretch of the sometimes demanding, wedding planning process.
Perhaps you are ordering your decadent four-tier Wedding cake, or hiring a calligrapher for the invitations, and sorting out the day-of transportation. Two months before the big day could see you sending out those invites, writing your vows, and testing out some Wedding Day hairstyles. During the last thirty-days some brides are making finals changes to the program or reception seating chart, having their final dress fitting, and applying for a marriage license. That last one is pretty important.
However, if you’ve just gotten engaged (first of all, Congratulations!) three months probably doesn’t seem like enough time to plan a wedding in Ojai, but with proper organization it can be done!
90 Days until the Wedding Day ~
Choose your date, find a venue you love, and have a backup location just in case your first choice isn’t available.
Set your guest list and order the invitations.
Find your wedding gown, but try to order off the rack to minimize stress. Otherwise, have your first fitting right when you find the dress to allow enough time for a second fitting.
Meet with caterers, photographers, hairstylists, florists, and musicians. If you like them, book them!
Register for gifts.
60 Days until the Wedding Day ~
Mail out those invitations, and be sure to mention your gift registry.
Choose your cake, reception favors, and bridal party gifts.
Set the wedding day schedule and keep your vendors in the know.
Choose your rehearsal dinner location, and pick the menu.
If you are leaving for the honeymoon immediately after the wedding, now is the time to plan that vacation.
30-Days until the Wedding Day ~
Write your wedding vows, and take care of the marriage license paperwork. Give all necessary information to the officiant.
Call your MIAs, and send final numbers to the caterers.
Confirm the wedding day schedule with your venue.
Have your final dress fitting.
Pay all of your vendor invoices, so you don’t have to worry about that during the wedding.
After all that work, surely you want to get started on those Thank You cards, but the day after the Wedding is better suited for a lovely outdoor breakfast and mimosas. Don’t forget to have fun!