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Approaching the Halfway Mark of the Wedding Planning Timeline

February 26, 2021

Métis words of wisdom and core values: tolerance (aanjeurii) – being non-judgmental of others is highly valued by the Métis community. Learning how to debate and discuss matters with others in a good way is always fun and exciting. Children are encouraged to be critical thinkers and to question the world around them for the betterment of themselves and the rest of the community. Searching out other peoples’ opinions and points of view is a practice encouraged by Métis elders. Learning to agree to disagree is an important Métis tradition.


The To-Do List: 8 Months – 4 Months Before the Wedding Day

Keep calm and stay on top of it! You’re nearly at the halfway point in your wedding planning journey, which may feel like an accomplishment or an undue burden —depending on whether you’re a “glass is half full” or “half empty” kind-of-person, but it’s important to remain calm and remember what this all for.


8 Months Out

Register for Gifts and Meet with Potential Florists

Registering for gifts is easier than it used to be.Many websites offer a gift registry section, and you can provide links to the various sites through your wedding’s dedicated website.


Select the Bridesmaids’ Dresses and Schedule Fittings Within the Month

Now that you have selected your wedding gown, it is time to pick bridesmaids’ dresses that complement its style. Make sure that you schedule the fittings so that they take place within a month from today.


7 Months Out


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6 Months out

Hire the Ceremony Musicians and Lighting Technician

These two aspects of the wedding work in tandem with one another; hiring them now is critical to ensuring that their planning is spot-on before the big day.


Order Rental Items (Specialty Chairs, Linens, White Dance Floor, etc.)

At this point, you have already chosen a theme for the wedding, so it’s time to put your interior decorating skills and aspirations to good use.


Hire an Officiant

This one is a no-brainer, however, it is important that you verify your chosen officiant’s license before retaining their services.


5 Months Out

Book the Newlyweds’ Transportation and Transportation for Guests if Needed

Whether it’s a limo, town car, motorcycle, or scooter, make sure that you, your soon to be spouse, and guests exit in the manner that you see fit — the ‘Just Married’ cans are optional!


Book the Honeymoon

A honeymoon is like the mother of all vacations, so plan it accordingly. If you haven’t been fantasizing about this stage since you were six — carefully crafting your itinerary —, then you may want to consider visiting Canada.With its scenic outdoors and bustling cities, there are so many unique options to choose from.


Buy or Rent the Groom’s Tuxedo

Now it’s time for the groom to shine. At this point, you should determine whether you are going to rent or purchase the groom’s tuxedo. Once that decision is made, selecting a design that complements the bride and bridesmaids’ dresses is a must.


Begin Premarital Counseling

Okay, so you’re thinking, “We’re not even married yet, and we already need counseling?” Well … yes. Counseling is a great opportunity to set reasonable expectations of what married life will be like.


Métis words of wisdom and core values: respect (kishchitaytamik) – respect is integrated into all areas of life. Respect for the creator, Mother Earth, the living world, and oneself is paramount towards living in a good Métis way.

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