To Do: 6 to 8 Weeks Before the Wedding


  • Mail invitations. Include accommodation choices and a map to assist guests in finding the ceremony and reception sites. Also include details of your gift registry.
  • Maintain a record of RSVPs and all gifts received. Send thank-you notes upon receipt of gifts.
  • Have a hair and makeup trial.
  • Schedule to have your hair, makeup and nails done the day of the wedding.
  • Finalise shopping for wedding day accessories such as toasting glasses, ring pillow, guest book, etc.
  • Set up an area or a table in your home to display gifts as you receive them.
  • Check with your local newspapers for wedding announcement requirements.
  • Mail invitations to rehearsal dinner.
  • Find “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a six pence (or shiny penny) for your shoe.”
  • Decide on your readings and vows and do up your order of service booklet for your stationery supplier.
  • Finalise your menu.
  • Call all wedding specialist suppliers on your contact sheet and confirm date and requirements.

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