Groom’s Calendar

The Groom’s Calendar

If you thought your job was done after getting her to agree to marry you, you were wrong! There’s lots to do to get ready for your big day. Here’s a list of reminders to help you on your way to Happily Ever After:

10-12 Months in Advance:

  • Choose wedding date
  • Discuss wedding plans and budget with fiancée and all parents.
  • Select your best man, groomsmen, ushers. (We suggest one usher for every 50 guests).
  • Announce your engagement (including announcing in local newspaper).
  • Help plan engagement party.
  • Ensure that your home/renters insurance policy covers engagement ring. If it doesn’t, purchase additional jewelry insurance.
  • 8-9 Months in Advance:

  • Meet with officiant (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.) to discuss the ceremony.
  • Start compiling your guest list (including addresses).
  • Begin making your honeymoon travel plans.
  • Begin writing vows (if you’re writing your own).
  • 6 Months in Advance:

  • Register with Miller’s Formals and pick your tuxedos and accessories.
  • Arrange for your wedding party’s transportation with a limousine with Miller’s Formals.
  • Visit gift registry with fiancée.
  • Plan honeymoon and book all accomodations.
  • Update passports/apply for visas if travelling abroad on honeymoon.
  • 3 Months in Advance:

  • Return to Miller’s Formals to get fitted for your tuxedo.
  • Complete the guest list.
  • Pick out and order wedding bands.
  • Plan rehearsal dinner with parents.
  • Choose gifts for your bride and wedding party.
  • Order Grooms Cake.
  • Get any immunizations that you may need for honeymoon.
  • 1 Month in Advance:

  • Make sure all men have been measured for tuxedos at Miller’s Formals.
  • Ensure that any out-of-town members of your wedding party have sent in their measurements.
  • Get your marriage license.
  • Make appointments for personal grooming.
  • Confirm honeymoon reservations.
  • Arrange to move belongings to your new home.
  • Inform auto/home/renter’s insurance of marriage. (Discounted rates may apply)
  • 2 Weeks in Advance:

  • Attend bachelor party (Please don’t drink and drive).
  • Confirm hotel reservations for wedding night.
  • The Week in Advance:

  • Pack for the honeymoon.
  • Get cash for gratuities and officiant’s fee.
  • Get traveler’s checks or exchange money to foreign currency for honeymoon if necessary
  • Remind fathers, ushers, and groomsmen to pick up tuxedos at Miller’s Formals on the day before the wedding
  • Take a deep breath… you’re almost there.
  • The Day Before the Wedding:

  • Pick up your tuxedo at Miller’s Formals. Try it on in the store to be sure that everything is perfect.
  • Enjoy your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
  • The Big Day:

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

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    Two Locations to Serve You


    2310 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy.
    Lafayette, LA 70806
    Phone: 337-983-2266
    Fax: 337-984-9009

    Business Hours
    Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Baton Rouge

    9324 Airline Hwy.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70815

    Phone: 225-216-1900
    Fax: 225-216-1982

    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday
    10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.