With your wedding day fast approaching, the final stretch of wedding planning is both exciting and crucial.

As you find yourself 6-8 weeks away from your special day, here’s a detailed guide on what to focus on during this time:

1. Mail Your Wedding Invitations

It’s time to send out those beautifully crafted wedding invitations from Minted.com. Send your invitations early enough to allow guests time to RSVP and plan their attendance. Ensure you have the correct addresses for all your guests, include RSVP cards with pre-addressed envelopes, and set a clear RSVP deadline. Lastly, keep track of RSVPs and follow up with any non-responders. Mailing out your invitations with attention to detail ensures that your guests receive a warm and organized invitation to your special day.

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2. Coordinate with Your Day-of Coordinator

Your day-of coordinator should be in touch to start finalizing the timeline for your wedding day. Make sure you have all vendor contact information readily accessible to streamline communication. The faster you can have all of this available for the coordinator the faster she can create that day of timeline and have it sent to all of the vendors involved in your day.

3. Marriage License Requirements

Navigating the marriage license requirements is a pivotal step in the journey to your wedding day, and understanding the specifics for your state is crucial. Firstly, research the exact documentation needed, which often includes proof of identity, such as a valid driver’s license or passport, and in some cases, a social security number. Be aware of any residency requirements that might apply, as these can vary between states. In Texas, for instance, you typically need to apply for your license in the county where either you or your partner resides. Also, consider any waiting periods; in Texas, there’s a 72-hour waiting period between obtaining the license and its actual use. Keep in mind that marriage license requirements can evolve, so it’s wise to consult the official government website or contact the county clerk’s office for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information. By ensuring you have all the necessary documents and adhering to your state’s specific requirements, you’ll pave the way for a seamless and legally recognized union on your wedding day. To view license requirements for Brazos County here.

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4. Finalize Dress Fitting

Attend your final dress fitting to guarantee that your gown fits like a dream. This would also be a good time to confirm that your bridal party is on track with their attire as well, and make any necessary adjustments.

5. Begin Thank-You Notes

Show your appreciation to those who have celebrated your upcoming wedding with you. Start writing thank-you notes for any recent showers and early gifters. It’s a thoughtful gesture that will be greatly appreciated. Starting the thank-you notes early will help you get a head of the list.

As you navigate through these tasks 6-8 weeks before your wedding, remember to stay organized and communicate effectively with your coordinator, vendors, and bridal party.

This period is about fine-tuning details and expressing gratitude to those who have supported you along the way. Embrace the excitement as you inch closer to the moment when you say, “I do.” Your wedding day is almost here, and with careful planning, it’s sure to be a beautiful and memorable celebration of love.

Are You Still Searching For Your Dream Wedding Venue?

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We have to agree that wedding planning is such a fun experience that you’ll never forget! From touring venues to meeting with vendors and everything in-between, we are sure that you’ll have an absolute blast. 7F Lodge & Events is a rustic wedding venue located in College Station, TX. Our little white chapel tucked away in the trees on the outskirts of Aggieland, has been honored to have had the opportunity to host thousands of wedding celebrations over the last 25 years. We hope this wedding planning checklist will help you during the early stages.

Lastly, if you are engaged and still on the hunt for a dream wedding venue, we would absolutely love to show you around 7F Lodge. You will have the opportunity to see the event venue itself, our 8 uniquely themed cabins on property and the getting ready suites! To schedule a time that works best for you, request your tour HERE. If you have any questions about specific wedding packages or general availability/pricing, don’t hesitate to fill out the form linked HERE.  Someone from our team will be in touch! We hope you have an amazing and stress free wedding planning experience!


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