It’s time to start shopping! You can either have your maids in all in the same style, or lots of designers now do ‘mix-and-match’, which usually ensures all sizes, shapes and insecurities are catered for. If you have a big bride squad, this can be ideal!
2. Not forgetting the men
It’s time to get the groomsmen suited and booted! If the bride has a clear vision, she may want to be part of this process. If the bride is a little more relaxed (and trusting) then the grooms-party can take charge. If the grooms party are sourcing their own suits, just give clear instructions on material style, colour and any ‘no-nos’.
3. Time to send your invites
Following on from your Save the Dates, now’s the time to send your full invitations. Don’t forget to include on your RSVP space for people to write their names (you’ll be surprised how many can come back without a name on otherwise!) and any dietary requirements so that you can inform the caterer.
This stunning acrylic invite was created by Margo&Bees.
4. Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise
If you didn’t do this at the time of buying your dress, now’s the time to source your veil, jewellery and any other accessories you may wish to have. You may also want to consider having the option of a different bolero, jewellery or statement accessory for the evening, which can give a completely different look and the feel of two outfits for price of one!
It’s time to look at transportation, make a logistics plan and make any necessary bookings. Not only is it about arriving in style (if sports cars, vintage cars or horse and carriages are your cup of tea), but logistically you may want to plan parents’, bridal-party and grooms-party travel too. This isn’t necessarily about booking additional suppliers, rather it’s to ensure there are drivers delegated where needed.