Wedding Day Accessories Shopping Timeline

For women who haven’t sat down to think about this yet, there is definitely a timeline for wedding accessories shopping. Although most of you know what the dress timeline is, you may not be aware of the accessories timeline. Yes, the dress should be done at least 6 months before the wedding, if not more or you will pay a rush fee to get it tailored and delivered. But, what about the accessories? What about the wedding hair accessories and everything else? What is the timeline and when do you have to make sure you have them by? Well, here is a guide to when you need to purchase your items by:

Wedding Hair Accessories: The clips and combs for your hair will need to be purchase 2 months before the wedding. This is mostly because you will want to take those things with you to your hair trial appointment so that you can figure out the best way to wear them. Also, since you will need to have some idea of what you want to do with your hair before purchasing them, you can opt for 2 hair trials, so you can buy the accessory in between, but this is sometimes pretty stressful. Therefore, I recommend buying it beforehand and then seeing how it can work with your hair. Or, buy more than 1 and sell the one you don’t use on eBay.

Undergarments: Although you may not think this is important, what you wear underneath will help you feel good about yourself all day. Just think – if you are wearing granny panties, will you feel sexy? Or, if you are wearing a turquoise blue lacy underwear set, how will you feel then? The underwear is fun because it is for you. The bra on the otherhand is most important to match with the dress. Ideal timing for finishing purchasing these is 3 months before during dress alterations for your bra and 1 month before for your underwear. This gives you enough time to find the right items.

Wedding shoes: If you are shopping for your wedding high heels then give yourself at least 2 months. Also, you will need the shoes for the alterations which means you will need them at least 3 months before. Finally, consider buying wedding flip flops to switch into and make sure you have those at least 2 weeks before.

Are You Aware of the Legal Requisites of a Wedding?

It’s all well to decide to get married and live happily ever after. In fact, it’s better than just “well”. But, there is a lot of paper work involved when you want to get married. Moreover, it is vital that you understand all the legal requisites of marriage. You don’t want to be led away from the altar in handcuffs now do you?

Some Marriage Laws

While the consequences might not be that extreme, it might seriously threaten your relationship with your to-be spouse or partner. So you can never be too careful. In the United States, the Marriage License Laws for a couple vary from state to state. So it’s a good idea to thoroughly research the laws applicable in your state.

Of course, there are the usual rules and regulations which you are probably already familiar with…right? Maybe not, here are some of the rules. The license needs to be issued by a country clerk or a clerk of the court. Both parties must be above the age of eighteen, if not, they must have the consent of a parent or a judge. So if you kids are planning to elope, don’t even think about it! Grow up some!

You need to also have proof of immunity or a vaccination from certain diseases; in many states you might have to go through with a few blood tests as well. You must also have proof that you are legally single and any previous marriages have been terminated.

You also need to have the proper mental abilities required to fully understand what marriage is. Marriage happens between two consenting individuals, so both of you must fully understand the concept of it. Lastly, the two of you must not be close blood relatives, though, in certain states, first cousins are allowed to marry (gross!)!

Here’s some additional information. Same sex marriages have been legalized in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire! So if you’re in a same-sex relationship, moving to any of the states mentioned might be a stroke of genius!