3 Months Til Your Wedding? Here's Your To-Do List

With only 90 days to go, it’s easy to get lost in the overwhelm. Now it's time to focus on booking those final details and, of course, sending out those invitations.

By Maggy Lehmicke

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  • Make sure that you tackle the essential stuff such as booking transportation, ordering invites, and creating your registry.
  • Now is the time to think through favors for your guests and gifts for your wedding party.
  • Appointments for dress fittings and hair and makeup trials should be filling your calendar over the next month.
  • Make a backup plan in case something goes wrong.

The end stretch is near, but you’re not quite ready to wed just yet. With three months to go, it’s time to really lock in some crucial details. Zola’s personalized checklist planning tool is a great place to start to help you stay on track. In the meantime, we’ve outlined some of the most important tasks to tackle in the coming weeks.

1. Order and Send Invites

By now you’ve likely narrowed down your invitation options and are ready to place that order. Double check your guest list and make sure that you have a plan for addressing your invites. If you want a calligrapher, now is the time to hire one.

2. Create (or Finalize) Your Registry

If you haven’t started adding items to your Zola registry, get on it. When your invitations arrive, this is one of the first places that your guests will go, so you’ll want it to be loaded with inspiring options.

3. Secure Entertainment

If you haven’t yet decided between a DJ or a band, this should be high on your list of priorities. You’ll want to secure some form of entertainment for your reception at least three to four months before the big day.

4. Book Transportation

Whether it’s just for you and your wedding party, or you need someone to help get your guests to and from the venue, this is a good time to make sure that you’ve got all the transportation in check.

5. Schedule Your Hair and Makeup Trials

At this point, you’ve likely made some decisions about your wedding day beauty team. Scheduling a trial is the perfect opportunity to get them on board with your vision for the big day.

6. Consider Your Plan B

With 2020 behind us, we now know that there’s no such thing as being too prepared. Nonetheless, it’s important to have a backup plan in case things don’t quite go your way. This could be anything from securing a tent for your outdoor venue to having backup vendors in case one of yours gets sick.

7. Organize Welcome Bags or Favors

If you’re big on gifting, consider thinking about how you want to surprise your guests. Fun welcome bags or crafty favors, such as pressed flowers, are always appreciated.

8. Meet With Your Officiant

At some point in the 90 days prior to your wedding is when you’ll want to connect with your officiant to discuss the ceremony and any passages that you’d like to include. Your vows aren’t going to write themselves, so don’t put them off too long either.

9. Schedule and Attend Your First Dress Fitting

Ideally, your first dress fitting should take place about two to three months before your wedding day, so this is the time to get that appointment on your schedule. If you’re not sure where to start, see if your bridal salon works with a specific tailor or has any recommendations.

10. Pick Out Gifts for Your Wedding Party

Giving something such as a small whiskey bottle to each groomsman or a dainty necklace to your bridesmaids is a simple way to remind your wedding party how much you appreciate them being there on your big day.

When there’s this much to think about, it’s important to have your essential tasks covered. So, stick to what’s most important to you and let the rest simply be icing on the cake.

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