Planning Tips // 30 Day Wedding Checklist

Planning tips for the days leading up to your wedding.

If you’ve met me, you know that I am all about simplicity and organization. Whether that means decluttering my work or personal space, planning out goals for the month, or just taking a day to refresh and reorganize. I’m a planner at heart and I thrive on schedules and knowing what the plan is. So putting together a checklist of wedding planning tips is right up my alley. ūüėČ This planning tip checklist is certainly not exhaustive but does include the essentials:

Four Weeks Out
  • Apply for your marriage license {can’t get married without one ?}. Florida marriage licenses are actually valid for 60 days. While you could apply for this a bit earlier, I recommend waiting until about a month out so it doesn’t get misplaced.
  • Write your vows {if doing your own}. Give yourself time to really think about what you want to say during your ceremony. We love these his + hers vow books from Foxblossom Co.¬†so they can be kept as keepsakes!
  • Deliver any specific song requests {or do not play requests} to your DJ or band.
Three Weeks Out
  • Finalize RSVP’s. This is a great task for your bridesmaids.¬†? Have them run through your invite list and call anyone who hasn’t submitted an RSVP.
  • Confirm ceremony details with your officiant. Be sure to discuss what will happen during the ceremony {i.e. unity candle, ring warming, etc.} and review any readings and such. Pro tip: your officiant should do a full run through of the ceremony at your rehearsal.
  • Finalize any printed materials and favors . Now that you have your final guest count, confirm how many escort cards, menus cards, programs, etc. will be needed. If your favors are edible, wait until a day or two prior to the wedding to have delivered.
  • Make sure groomsmen submit their measurements and schedule a time to pick-up their suits/tuxes.
  • Purchase bridal party gifts. I LOVE gifting, and our new store, Miscellaneous Market, has so many cute items to choose from {including gifts for gents}!

    

Two Weeks Out
  • Confirm seating chart. Once all of your RSVP’s are in you can confirm how many guest tables you’ll need and who will be seated where.
  • Submit final numbers to vendors. This will include your caterer, florist, rentals and any other vendor that needs a head count.
  • Finalize the day-of timeline with your DJ and/or wedding planner.
  • Attend your final dress fitting! Don’t forget to bring your day-of undergarments, veil, accessories, and bridal shoes to make sure the full look is picture perfect.
One Week Out
  • Create a “getting ready” timeline. Provide a copy to your bridal party so they know where to be and when.
  • Pick up your bridal gown. Make sure it’s stored in a breathable garment bag and away from any clutter.
  • Pack your wedding night bag. A change of clothes/shoes and toiletries are a must!
  • If you’re honeymoon immediately follows your wedding, be sure to pack a honeymoon bag. This checklist from The Knot covers just about everything you’ll need!
  • Drop off day-of items to your wedding coordinator. They will typically take on the responsibility of delivering these items to your venue on wedding day.
The Day Before
  • Pamper yourself! Get a mani-pedi, massage, and a good night’s rest – just avoid facials and anything else that may cause skin irritation or inflammation.

Our team hopes this planning tips checklist will help you relax on the days leading up to your wedding!

Xoxo,
Kim


Luxe Bridal Suite // Luxmore Grande Estate

The Luxe Bridal Suite

The expansive bridal suite at Luxmore Grande Estate might easily be our crowning jewel. We are proud to boast one of the largest bridal suites in all of Central Florida! Complete with a furnished lounge, designated beauty station area, full walk-in closet, luxurious bathroom, and en suite screened-in balcony.

There is plenty of space and comfort for our brides, their bridal party, and relatives to get glamorous and relax on the big day.

The bridal suite also provides the perfect opportunity for intimate bridal portraits with your wedding photographer. Enjoy all the natural lighting from the large bay windows and balcony. Plus, the antique fixtures, vanities, and romantic details provide an elegant atmosphere for photos.

The Luxmore bridal suite provided the perfect space for models to prep for our fabulous Calvet Couture Fashion show. As you can see there was more than enough space for bridal gowns, multiple beauty artists, and more!

So sit back, relax, pop a bottle of bubbly (be a little extra!) and enjoy your luxurious suite for the day at Luxmore Grande Estate!

Xoxo,
Lacie


Bohemian Inspired // The Acre Orlando

Bohemian Tablescape at The Acre Orlando

Our bohemian brides love The Acre Orlando, almost as much as we do for weddings + social events. After all, what’s not to love. According to their site:

The Acre is a rustic, one-acre urban sanctuary and gathering space located in Orlando, Florida’s historic College Park neighborhood. This unsuspecting venue location is a hidden gem complete with rustic charm and wild landscape perfect for any celebration. The Acre is within reach of Disneyworld and Universal Studios, the beaches of Daytona and Cocoa, Florida’s Space Coast, and natural wonders like Central Florida’s crystalline springs and verdant national parks. Experience Orlando.

The space below is their Mirror Patio – it’s covered with ivy walls complete with outdoor fireplace. Our design team added a macrame chandelier above the feasting table. Our feasting table was dressed with Shibori inspired linen from Nuage Designs¬† and an array of eclectic centerpieces.

We’ve been obsessed with shades of blue for quite some time – naturally, we were excited when the chosen palette included textiles (full of texture) in warm shades of blue. The table arrangements featured gold cacti, terrariums, blue pottery filled vases protea and exotic wild flowers. We decided to keep the table design eclectic by blending wood table chargers with crystal coupes and sleek flatware.

***did you peep the hanging macrame in the “windows” – it was a perfect accent to their ivy wall. When designing, our stylist will help you enhance and bring out the natural elements of your chosen venue. You know, like hanging macrame in open spaces.

This bohemian inspired tablescape featured the following rentals: captain tables, macrame chandelier, french country chairs, and blue vases. Our friends at Treasury Rentals provided the wood chargers, flatware and glassware. Stationery was provided by Andi Mejia Designs.

Our girl, Lesley, with Flowers by Lesley whipped up the floral and it was captured by The Hendricks.


Bubba // Feasting Table

The Statement Piece

Your statement piece is seen as a direct reflection of your personality and is often associated with your signature style. It’s a mood without using words.

The Bubba farmhouse table is one of those rental items our couples often use as a statement piece for their wedding reception. They’ll typically design the table in a dramatic manner to showcase their individual personality and set the tone for the event. This couple rented two tables to flank the dance floor for their wedding party and close friends. When entering the wedding reception, your eyes couldn’t help but notice the head table and cake table¬† – they were the overall ‘centerpiece’ of the reception space.

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Lee James Floral did an amazing job with the centerpiece and decor for the head tables. The garland was dripping with exotic floral, vintage candlesticks and arrangements throughout. Did you peep the merlot and black candles!

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Special thanks to Jordan Weiland Photography for sharing the images and Alison with Blush by Brandee Gaar for planning this event.

Xoxo,

Tamuel

 


Inventory Highlight

Caroline Tables, French Country Chairs, + Jack Bar

 

Featured Inventory :: Caroline + French Country Chairs

The Caroline farmhouse tables are a favorite for our central Florida clients. We’re not sure if its her elegant legs or custom stain, whatever it is, we love seeing it paired with French Country Chairs.

Fun Fact: We offer bundled packages (at a discounted rate) when renting tables and chairs together. Add on chargers to save even more.

 

Featured Inventory :: Jack

And can we talk about the cute beverage sleeves?!

We couldn’t help but throw in a couple images of the yummy food featured at the event!

Sand Louis Chairs // Cypress Grove Ceremony

These Sand Louis Chairs from our sister company, RW Style, offered a chic option to our standard white garden chairs. Don’t get me wrong, we love the look of the garden chairs too, but after seeing them used in hundreds of weddings and events, a change is good ?

One of the best attributes of the Sand Louis Chairs is their ability to provide a neutral color palette for the ceremony space – making it easy for floral designers to pops of color with ease.

Details + Decor

Flowers by Lesley did an amazing job adding pops of color to the ceremony space. The hues of pink and greenery was the perfect touch, wouldn’t you agree?!

                 

This side view – Y A S!!

Be on the lookout for a post showcasing the Sand Louis Chairs at a wedding reception. Oh, and they’re paired with our Sand farmhouse tables!

Special thanks to our gal, Ashley Jane Photography, for the amazing images.

P.S. looking for information on renting the Sand Louis Chairs for your wedding ceremony or reception, email us – hello@rwstyle.com

Xoxo,

Tamuel