1 month before:

• Apply for a marriage licence.
• Have your final gown fitting. Take your maid of honour, bridesmaids and/ or the mom’s along to learn how to bustle your dress. Have the dress dry-cleaned and pressed if necessary.
• Check up on your wedding party and make sure they have their gowns ready for the wedding.
• Make any last-minute adjustments with vendors.
• Create the wedding programme to hand out to guests.
• Deliver the final song list to your DJ or bandleader. Include special song requests and songs you don’t want played.
• Bride: Get your last pre-wedding haircut and colour.
• Give the reception site/ caterer the final guest head-count. Include vendors, such as the photographer or band members, who will expect a meal. Ask how many extra plates the caterer will prepare.
• Plan the reception seating chart.