Getting Married in Two Months? Here's Everything You Need to Do Before Then!

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Your wedding day is officially on the horizon! In two months, you'll be tying the knot — and you've already accomplished so much to make it the day that you and your fiancé have always imagined: the venue and vendors are booked, your wedding party is complete, and the final touches are going into your dress — you're in the home stretch. But, there's still a lot to be done to ensure that your big day runs as smoothly as possible.

In case you haven't been taking advantage of our wedding checklist, we'll fill you in just in time: Simply input your wedding date and you'll get a clear list of everything that still needs to be done. Here's a rundown of what to focus on if your wedding is in two months.

Send Out Some Stationery
This is really here all those gorgeous wedding papers come into good use! If you haven't done so already, mail your invitations ASAP — these should be send out at least eight weeks before the wedding (12 weeks if you've got international guests). Separately, don't forget to send thank-you notes for any bridal-shower gifts you received. You should also design and print or order your programs — have several trusted people proofread the template to make sure all names are spelled correctly!

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Perfect Your Wedding Day Look
These eight weeks will be full of fittings and final touches for your dress. Prior to your first fitting — where you can make any minor tweaks you want to your gown (change in neckline, trim train, etc.) — shop for your wedding-day lingerie, shapewear, and heels so you can bring them with you to ensure the perfect fit and length. Try to keep your weight stable so that at your second fitting (four weeks before the wedding day) and final fitting (two weeks before), there won't need to be too many changes made to the actual structure of the dress. At your second fitting you'll choose your veil, jewelry and other accessories, which you should bring with you to all other fittings — especially your final. You should also start scheduling your hair and makeup trials. Browse our wedding hairstyles gallery for inspiration.

Finalize Any Accessories
If you want your bridesmaids to wear matching accessories (shoes, jewelry, etc.), decide now. Remember, etiquette says that your 'maids must pay only for the dress, which means you'll be footing the bill. It's also time for the groom to pick out all of his accessories — shoes, shirt, tie, cuff links, etc.

Honeymooning Abroad?
If you and your soon-to-be-hubby are planning an far-away beach getaway or romantic European vacation, start gathering the documents you'll need for your international destination. Make sure your passport has enough pages, and that it expires more than six months after the end of your trip. And don't forget vaccinations.

Click here to personalize and complete your own wedding checklist so you can see what else there is to do — and what you can cross off!

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