Updated: Aug 25, 2022
Don't stress about these just yet, you can do them down the line!
If your loved one just popped the question, congrats! You may want to start planning your wedding right away because you are ecstatic, we get it. Trust us, not everything has to be done right away there are a few things that can wait. Enjoy this time to soak it all in and let all of your loved ones know the big news!
Asking Your Bridesmaids/Groomsmen
Yes, they were probably the first ones you called after the proposal, but you don't have to ask them right that second to be your bridesmaid/groomsman! The general rule of thumb is to ask them 8-12 months before the big day. This gives you time to really think through who you want to stand up with you and be by your side on your big day!
Buying Your Wedding Outfit
You don't need to rush off to buy your wedding attire the week you get engaged. Take your time and do your research on what you really want. Typically, a good time to buy is 6-8 months before your wedding to give altering and ordering plenty of time.
Planning Your Seating Chart
Your seating chart does not need to be done right away. It is best to wait until you have received all of your RSVP's and have finalized how your venue is going to have the tables and chairs set up.
Picking Your First Dance Song
If you pick your songs too early, you may get tired of them by the time your wedding day rolls around. Pick all your dance songs a couple months before your big day!
Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses
No need to rush off and pick the first bridesmaids dress you find. Styles can change! Make a special day and take your girls shopping while or after you have picked out your wedding dress!
Buying Anything Edible
You may have found the perfect wrapped chocolates for your big day when you were out shopping, but don't buy them yet. Anything edible can wait until the month before your wedding day. This will ensure it’s fresh and extra scrumptious!
The Legal Logistics
There are several legal steps you need to take before getting married, like filing your marriage license.. Things like this can wait including changing your name, combining bank accounts, and updating tax forms. This all can wait until after your nuptials and often requires your marriage license.