The Rittenhouse Planning Guide: 6 Months to the Big Day

With so many different things to take into consideration, sometimes it can feel impossible to know where to start when planning your wedding. At The Rittenhouse, our team of seasoned event planners know the time, effort, and attention to detail it takes to bring your big day to life. From six months to one year away from your wedding day, our planners recommend tackling these tasks first.

6 Month Wedding Checklist:

Venue Selection

Often one of the more difficult decisions to make in your planning journey is choosing the ideal venue to host everything from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception. The Rittenhouse offers beautifully appointed wedding venues perfectly suited to celebrations of all sizes. Guests from out of town will also appreciate our selection of newly redesigned guest rooms and suites.  

When you book your Rittenhouse wedding by June 30, 2018, enjoy a complimentary party package, including food and beverage as well as a sophisticated event space for a small gathering.

Choose Vendors

Next up on your six-month checklist is to select vendors that will make your wedding vision a reality. This means choosing a band or DJ, deciding on a florist, booking your officiant, making the big catering decisions, and finding a photographer and videographer to capture wedding memories that will last a lifetime. Our event planners know the best of the best in Philadelphia; make sure to ask for their recommendations.

Wedding Dress Shopping

Don’t settle for a dress that doesn’t “speak” to you—give yourself plenty of time to find your dream wedding gown. Our hotel located in the heart of Philadelphia is near some of the city’s best shopping. Contact our 24-hour concierge for recommendations on the best wedding dress shops in Philadelphia.

Organizational Planning

Less glamorous than some of the other six-month tasks is the organizational planning. This includes everything that takes a little extra time, including creating the guest list, sending out your “Save the Date” cards, and registering for gifts. Your guests will appreciate the advance notice, and you’ll be glad to check this off your list.  

As one of the best Philadelphia wedding venues, The Rittenhouse offers everything you need to plan your picture-perfect wedding. To get started, complete a request for proposal.