The Groom's Calendar

The Groom’s Calendar

by Al's Formal Wear

March 6, 2018

Al’s Formal Wear has compiled the Groom’s Calendar to help all you grooms out there prepare for the big day!

10-12 Months Before:

  • Pick out the engagement ring (if not yet selected).
  • Discuss wedding plans and budget with fiancée and all parents.
  • Select your best man, groomsmen, ushers (one usher per 40 guests).
  • Help plan engagement party.
  • Discuss ceremony and reception sites, with your fiancée.

8-9 Months Before:

  • Meet with officiant (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.) to discuss the ceremony.
  • Start compiling your guest list.
  • Begin making your honeymoon travel plans.

6 Months Before:

  • Visit wedding gift registry with fiancée.
  • Arrange for transportation to ceremony, and to reception, for the wedding party.
  • Complete your honeymoon plans.
  • Register with nearest Al’s Formal Wear location and pick your tuxedos and accessories.

3 Months Before:

  • Return to Al’s Formal Wear and get fitted for your tuxedo.
  • Send Al’s Formal Wear Size Cards to any out-of-town members of the wedding party.
  • Complete the guest list.
  • Pick out and order wedding rings.
  • Plan rehearsal dinner with parents.
  • Update passports for honeymoons abroad.

1 Month Before:

  • Make sure all men have been measured for tuxedos at Al’s Formal Wear. Use our online measurement page for any out-of-town attendants.
  • Get your marriage license.
  • Make appointments for personal grooming.
  • Make room in your home for all the new wedding gifts!

2 Weeks Before:

  • Attend bachelor party (don’t forget to call an Uber).
  • Adjust insurance policies, bank accounts, utilities, etc.

The Week Before:

  • Pick up your tuxedo at Al’s Formal Wear… remember, try it on, in the store, to insure a proper fit.
  • Pack for the honeymoon.
  • Get cash for gratuities and officiant’s fee.
  • Take a deep breath… you’re almost there.
  • Enjoy your rehearsal and dinner

The Big Day:

  • Double-check all details, wedding rings, and transportation… marriage license.
  • Get to the ceremony on time.
  • Relax and Enjoy your wedding!