I've been researching timelines to see when tasks should
be completed, but I have a bit of a tricky situation. I'm in grad
school, and my work requires me to leave the country from end of May-end
of August 2016, and I absolutely need to be focused while I am there.
For a November 2016 wedding, how does this adjust my
timelines? I've got a ceremony/reception venue booked with deposit down, and they do the
catering and cake. Our tasting is in March. I bought my dress, and we are taking engagement
photos at the end of the this month. I bought the dress at Davids Bridal
and they have given me a timeline for fittings, etc. working around my
schedule. I am going bridesmaids dress shopping this November, and I am pretty sure it'll just take that one trip to figure it out.
1. Save the dates should be sent
out 6-8 months before (right?), so I was planning on doing those in Aprilish.
When should I send out invitations/should I send them out before or
after I get back, or have them assembled and have someone else drop them
in the mail for me while I am gone?
2. When should we book a photographer? (we are doing a separate engagement session, and may/may not us them)
3. DJ, florists, etc.?
4. Registering? And when do I make the website? I wanted to use the engagement photos on this, but can I do it as soon as the pics are done?
My concern is appearing a bit over zealous when in actuality I am accounting for my "prime" planning time being cut out.