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Wedding Day Countdown

Wedding Day Countdown

Your exclusive Wedding Day Countdown is finally here! See where you are in the planning process, and get ready for your perfect day! How many more days until your wedding?


Wedgewood Weddings countdown cake preparation8-12 Months Before

  • Begin your guest list
  • Book your future meeting dates for invitations, details, and final meetings, along with the 90-day prepayment due date
  • Decide on your possible color schemes and wedding themes
  • Select your photographer, minister, and any other outside vendors
  • Decide on your attendant(s) and their attire
  • Begin searching for the ideal dress

5-8 Months Before

  • Check requirements for marriage license
  • Select a florist or decorator if one is not provided in your Wedgewood Weddings package
  • Register your gifts at your choice of wedding gift retailer(s)
  • Start shopping for the men's attire
  • Begin searching for the invitations and related stationary needs with the information provided in your “invitation” section
  • Order your invitations


wedding countdown groomsmen attire3-5 Months Before

  • Decide and order your favors
  • Contact your baker and florist to select your cake and floral arrangements
  • *Help mothers with attire

3 Months Before

  • Make sure your account with Wedgewood Weddings is 50% paid as scheduled (90 days from your event date)
  • Finalize your guest list and start addressing invitation envelopes
  • Have engagement portraits taken
  • Place an announcement in the local newspaper
  • Consider a hairdresser and/or makeup artist and book the appointment
  • Finalize all honeymoon plans

2 Months Before

  • Meet for your scheduled Details Meeting with Wedgewood Weddings to go over details including menu selections, floor plans, wedding day timeline and rehearsal date and time.
  • Arrange your rehearsal dinner once you have confirmed your rehearsal date and time with Wedgewood Weddings at your 6 week Details Meeting
  • Mail out invitations

aliso viejo southern California wedding venue unity ceremony1 Month Before

  • Have your final wedding dress fitting
  • Submit your Wedgewood Weddings Music Information sheet
  • Obtain your marriage license
  • Layout a timeline of events for the wedding day

2 Weeks Before

  • Pick up your wedding rings
  • Contact the guests who have not responded to your invitations

10 Days Before

  • Meet for your Final Meeting with Wedgewood Weddings to confirm final head count, menu, floor plans, and give final payment

1-7 Days Before

  • Make sure you have all pertinent documents/items together for event (i.e. marriage license, contracts, etc.)
  • Purchase travelers checks, confirm honeymoon
  • Have your wedding ceremony rehearsal
  • Delegate wedding day responsibilities to your wedding party (i.e. taking cake knife, toasting glasses, guest book, presents from the room after the reception)
  • Confirm your personally contracted vendors to make sure they will be on time
  • Have your rehearsal dinner

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Your Wedding Day

  • Relax, enjoy yourself, and remain calm!! We are here to help with your special day!
  • Start dressing about 2 hours before your wedding (A dressing area may be provided for you and your bridal party, if available, at a minimum of 1 hour prior to start time)
  • Allow plenty of time to apply your makeup and style your hair (If you are having a professional do your hair and makeup ask them in advance how much time they will need)
  • If photographs are to be taken before the ceremony, allow yourself extra time (to be arranged with your photographer and the Wedgewood Weddings)
  • Remember to bring the rings and marriage license
  • Take a deep breath, don’t worry, SMILE and HAVE FUN!!
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