Spring is right around the corner – and for those of us in the Southeast, it FEELS like it’s been Spring for quite some time. For the rest of the country, it can be a welcome change.
For many brides, it’s now crunch time. Spring is a popular season for weddings and if you’re down to the wire (meaning in your last three months) a check list may just be what you need. So here’s one from us.
___ MAIL WEDDING INVITATIONS – you need to have them in the mail no less than 20 weeks out from your wedding so people can make plans, RSVP, etc.
___ Marriage license application, if applicable (some states don’t require them)
___ Meet with minister/judge/vow disperser to discuss how the ceremony should unfold, write vows if you’re going to customize them
___ Menu finalizations (talk to your caterer, give them a round number of guests and solidify your actual menu, service, and beverages)
___ Photographer picture list (so you don’t miss any of those “gotta have” shots – like generations pictures, cake cutting, hubby dancing with mother-in-law)
___ Reserve hair stylist and make-up artist if you’re using them, perhaps have a make-up party with them so you can choose your look
___ Bridal Showers – although you’re not the one to be planning them
There are a number of Spring things you can incorporate into your wedding as well. Seasonal flowers and food can give your reception a fun twist, using local vendors can create a different atmosphere particularly for your out-of-town guests. Spring also brings with it the season of renewal, lots of thank you gifts that tie in – flower seeds, tree sprigs, honey items, etc.
Don’t under-estimate the opportunity to theme your wedding in your season, should you wish. Winter isn’t the only season that can do it. The Mackey House is here to help, regardless of the time of year you decide to have your big day. Let us know how we can assist whether it’s ideas, offsite catering, music, or hosting the entire event, we’re happy to make your day the day you’ve always imagined.
The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter.