Tally your resources. Who's contributing to this thing, financially and time and effort wise? Do the couple's mothers have strong opinions (or money) to contribute? It's not unusual for moms to have a bunch of thoughts, so it's wise to check that out in advance. Beyond that, what can all the wedding party members afford to do or contribute? If no one's around to join you on craft nights, you may want to rethink those elaborate DIY favors. If all of the wedding party is on tight on budgets, don't try to rent out the Ritz_Carlton for an afternoon of oysters.
Finalize the big stuff. Do you need to book your venue? Secure your caterers? Save the date for VIPs like mom and best friends? Do it all now. While you're at it, get your guest(s) of honor to make that damn registry (if the couple opts for it) before they fall into the abyss of Life And Wedding Planning.
by Beulah R. McCann on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower