You might think the last month before your wedding will be crunch time—but the last thing you should be doing is ‘crunching’ in a ton of Big Day to do’s. Instead, you should be enjoying a spa day, a date night with your soon-to-be or scouting fun things to do on your honeymoon. From last-minute beauty updates to neglecting your guests, make sure to avoid making these mistakes in your final countdown! Here are 5 mistakes not to make before your wedding.

5 MISTAKES NOT TO MAKE BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

DRASTIC BEAUTY CHANGES

From trying a new hair color, to a self tanner your’re not familiar with, etc. This is a bad idea. Stick with what you know or leave it to the professionals! Step up your game with makeup primers that last all day and eyelashes with a super glue that keeps them on all day! If you do want to amp up your look, make sure you test it out in advance to make sure you love it.

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NOT ENLISTING HELP

Girls, I hear you. You really want to take care of it all to make sure it goes smoothly (and exactly how YOU want). But that’s exactly how stress starts to creep in and your idea of a perfect wedding day goes wrong. You can’t do it all. Put trust in your bridal party to help you where needed. Make sure you read this post on what every person in your bridal party is responsible for.

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NEGLECTING YOUR GUESTS

Your guests traveled far to be there for your special day. Make it a point to at least say hello to every guest on your wedding day. In preparation create a wedding website so they have more than enough information and of course send them a thank you note for coming.

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NOT PLANNING A PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE

This is something your photographer should chat with you about in advance, but remember to keep in mind the flow of your wedding day and where you’ll fit in those photo planned getting ready moments, first look, portraits, etc. You might really want to attend your cocktail hour after the ceremony rather than taking photos for an hour. You might not want traditional family portraits at all! Keep these things in mind and come up with a plan before the Big Day, rather than day of. Here is a wedding planning timeline sample.

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NOT MAKING HONEYMOON ARRANGEMENTS

All of the focus is on your wedding day, as it should be. But if you’re leaving for your honeymoon shortly after, make sure not to forget all of the details that goes with planning your trip away. Create a packing list, make sure your fur babies have boarding booked or neighbor to pick up your mail and water the plants, etc. It’s easy to forget these to do’s that seem impossible to neglect when you go on a regular vacation, but not surprising that it might fall by the wayside with wedding tasks on the brain.

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