Brides Quick and Easy Timeline

Bridal Beauty Timeline: A quick timeline suggested to make for easy, stress free wedding planning!

9-­12 Months Prior: ­

  • Basic planning: picking and booking of venue, start looking at dresses, look into vendors, salons, caterers, etc. for pricing and availability. ­
  • Set a budget, discuss with your parents, or fiance (depending on who’s helping to pay for the big day.) ­
  • Draft guest list ­ If you plan on “shedding for the Wedding,” set and begin an exercise and/or diet plan for yourself. ­
  • Pick the bridal party and ask your girls to be a part of your big day! ­
  • Test any new hair cuts or colors you have been considering

6-­9 Months Prior: ­

  • Mail out the Save­the­dates! ­
  • Plan and get your engagement photos done ­
  • Book hair and makeup appointments for you and your bridal party (At Jenniffer’s of course!) at least 6 months prior, but even a year before is normal. ­
  • If you are having one, your engagement party ­ Pick your wedding dress and make it official! ­
  • Book honeymoon hotels, any reservations, or flights ­
  • Pick an officiant ­
  • Make a final guest list

4­-6 Months Prior: ­

  • Finalize bridesmaids and groomsmen attire ­
  • Cake testing and ordering ­
  • Confirm all vendors and caterers ­
  • Plan rehearsal dinner ­
  • Register for your bridal shower gifts

2-4 Months Prior: ­

  • Send out invitations for the wedding day! ­
  • Make any final wedding day accessory choices ­
  • Whiten your teeth with your dentist, or start your at home routine.

1 Month Prior: ­

  • Apply for your marriage license 4­6 weeks prior to your wedding day ­
  • Print out all the wedding ceremony programs and any other stationery ­
  • Write and finalize your vows ­
  • Bridal shower ­
  • Hair and makeup trials (we suggest no less than a month prior)

1-­2 Weeks Prior: ­

  • Bachelorette Party ­ Final dress fitting ­
  • Final head count ­
  • Finalize seating chart ­
  • Get your hair trimmed and colored ­
  • Don’t forget about the future hubby, get his hair all trimmed

48 Hours Prior: ­

  • Fit in your manicure and pedicure for flawless nails! ­
  • Get your spray tan about 2­4 days before the wedding ­
  • Pack a wedding day bag with any accessories you may need, emergency beauty tools, etc.

Day before: ­

  • Rehearsal dinner ­
  • Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water to keep your skin healthy and prevent under eye bags

Day of the Wedding: ­

  • Make sure to wake up bright and early ­
  • Be on time to all your hair and makeup appointments ­
  • Don’t forget to eat and stay hydrated ­
  • Stay relaxed ­
  • Get married and live happily ever after!

Happy Wedding Planning!

By: Sara Ohler Bridal Coordinator;