Will your wedding bells be ringing when the leaves are falling? Say “I do” to a Fall wedding and allowing us to provide you with a few tips, ideas and of course, notes from the Rittenhouse wedding staff.\r\n \r\nThe Dress: Fashion and bridal experts are paying attention to what brides are wearing between summer and winter and blush is making them blush (in a good way.) Two piece dresses are also showing up at the altar, right along beside modest fronts and plunging backlines.\r\n \r\nThe Venue. Fall light is some of the best, so make the most of it, whether you’re indoors or out. Our ballrooms are gorgeous and our boathouse is one of a kind. Use our grand sweeping stairwell for majestic photo opps and our tried and true vendor contact list for all Philadelphia wedding services.\r\n \r\nWedding Vendors: So as we mentioned above, we've been curating, tweaking, fine-tuning and testing our wedding vendors for years. Don't be the guinea pig - we only work with the most outstanding, reliable folks in the business!\r\n \r\nA condensed version of our Wedding Checklist is below and... Congrats!!!\r\n \r\nSix Months to One Year ahead:\r\n\r\nSet your budget\r\nChoose ceremony and reception locations\r\nCompile guest list and organize addresses\r\nChoose vendors\r\nSend "Save the Date" cards, if using\r\nSend hotel reservation notices with "Save the Date"\r\nRegister\r\nBook rehearsal dinner venue\r\n\r\nFour to Six Months ahead:\r\n\r\nArrange wedding day transportation\r\nOrder stationery, including thank you notes\r\nPurchase wedding rings\r\nPurchase or reserve groom's attire\r\n\r\nTwo to Four Months ahead:\r\n\r\nDiscuss food and beverage details with your catering manager and plan your tasting\r\nSend invitation envelopes to calligraphers\r\nSchedule time to mail invitations approximately 6-8 weeks prior to wedding\r\n\r\nOne to Two Months ahead:\r\n\r\nHave programs printed\r\nObtain your marriage license\r\n\r\nTwo Weeks ahead:\r\n\r\nFinal dress fitting\r\nBegin creating your seating plan\r\nInform caterer of guest count\r\n\r\nOne Week ahead:\r\n\r\nConfirm details with caterer and sign-off on catering documents\r\n\r\nOne Day ahead:\r\n\r\nManicure and Pedicure\r\nHold rehearsal dinner, distribute gifts to wedding party\r\nPrepare gratuity and payment envelopes and arrange for someone to distribute\r\n\r\nOn Your Wedding Day:\r\nEnjoy every moment - we'll be taking care of the details!