Here is the first part of a wedding checklist, tweaked and edited for handfastings! Most of these things are interchangeable with a more traditional wedding, but some are not. I realize that it is a short list, but there isn't too much to do before then!
- What do you want your handfasting to look like? Now is the time to decide on a tentative theme. Backyard, fancy, elegant, beach, etc. Make sure there is room for a circle to be cast.
- Decide on a budget and decide who will contribute what. This is a good meeting to have with both of your families.
- Decide on a date and time. Keep in mind you may want to look at astrology books, or decide based on the wheel of the year.
- If you are having a traditional white dress, start looking now. If you are going with something more Witchy, you can find several websites that sell dresses. You could also give some thought to hiring a seamstress.
The next portion of the checklist will be posted next week. A big part of planning a wedding or handfasting is not to rush, regardless of how much time you have or don't. Checklists always help!