Just engaged? Or maybe you’re in the middle of a long engagement, with the date still a couple years away?
True, there are lots of aspects of wedding planning that have to be done at specific times leading up to the big day. You can’t arrange your seating chart until you know who’s coming, and you can’t know who’s coming until you send invitations, and you can’t send invitations more than a few months in advance.
Still, there are plenty of other things you can do any time during your engagement.
It’s Never Too Early To…
- Brainstorm bridesmaid gift ideas
- Try on different styles of wedding rings at your favorite jeweler
- Compile a must-have list of shots for your photographer
- Hit to the mall in search of the perfect rehearsal dinner dress
- Come up with questions for discussion during premarital counseling
- Schedule an engagement photo session
- Start your wedding registry — or registries!
- Solicit close relatives and friends for a sentimental “something borrowed”
- Come up with a must-play list for your DJ
- Design a custom monogram or motif for your invitations and programs
- Research honeymoon destinations
- Explore the web for fun wedding favors
- Make tentative guest lists for the wedding, showers, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, etc.
- Ask your hairstylist to go through a trail run
- Shop for a garter
- Visit a florist for ideas and advice
- Listen to music choices for your processional
- Begin drafting your vows
- Check out the offerings at limousine or car rental companies
- Experiment with camera-ready wedding day makeup
- Start hitting the gym more regularly
- Peruse your iTunes list for meaningful first dance and father-daughter dance songs
- Plan a fun bridesmaid luncheon or spa day
- Help your flower girl and ring bearer practice walking down the aisle
- Dreamily doodle your future name 😉