With 30 days to go before the big day, you might be feeling a bit stressed at all you need to get done. Take a deep breath and check out these 10 things that are the most important on your to-do list.
1. Get the marriage license.
If you and your groom haven’t applied for a license yet, this is the time. Make sure you find out the requirements for the state you’re getting married in before you head down to the town hall.
2. Arrange for your final fitting.
You don’t want to worry about your dress in the days leading up to the wedding, so make plans for your final fitting in advance. The gown will be altered to perfection, wrinkle-free and ready for you to put on when the big day arrives.
3. Go over final details with vendors.
Meet up with vendors—or at the very least set up a phone conference—so you can review all of the details for the day.
4. Follow up with guests who haven’t RSVPd.
This is one of the more tedious to-dos on your list, but it’s a must. You can ask your mom or maid of honor for help calling anyone from the guest list who hasn’t responded to the invite. After all, you’ll need a headcount for the venue well before the wedding day arrives.
5. Have final hair and makeup trial.
It’s a good idea to plan for one last hair and makeup trial to perfect your look for the wedding day. If possible, bring your veil with you.
6. Make sure bridesmaids have their dresses fitted.
Touch base with your bridesmaids to make sure they’ve made arrangements for their final fitting and that they’re going to pick up their dresses on time.
7. Get a facial or massage.
You don’t want to do either of these too close to the wedding day—you’ll risk having a reaction from the facial or sore muscles from the massage. A week or two before is a good time to enjoy some rest and relaxation.
8. Send out rehearsal dinner invites.
According to etiquette, any out-of-town guests should be invited to the rehearsal dinner. Whatever you choose, be sure to give everyone a head’s up about the where and when. In this case, it’s fine to send out evites.
9. Create a wedding day timeline.
Come up with a schedule for the wedding day and hand it out to your bridal party, vendors and anyone else you think needs to be kept in the loop.