Even though you’ve had a year to plan, mapped out your dream wedding on Pinterest and thought of every last detail, the week of your wedding will creep up fast. To ensure you don’t miss a thing it’s important to plan out the week of your wedding as it will not only creep up, but be over before you know it. So save yourself the stress and enjoy this special time by planning out this crucial week with this Week of the Wedding Checklist!
CONFIRM THE DAY-OF TIMELINE WITH YOUR VENDORS
Several drafts will circulate as you start to get concrete times back from your vendors. Such as how much time the rental company needs to set up or when the band cut off time is. It’s essential for all of the vendors (who most likely have never worked together before) all have the final version of the day-of timeline so your wedding goes off without a hitch. Pro tip – include phone numbers and emails of all the vendors, so if the florist is adding flowers to the cake designers masterpiece, they can touch base without you having to bat an eye.
BRING YOUR SCHEDULE TO YOUR VIPS
Send copies of this final version of your day-of timeline and include your VIPs such as your maid-of-honor or mom’s cell phone at the top of this list. Vendors will know if there’s an emergency to contact them first to try to resolve an issue before you even notice! Let’s keep this wedding stress free shall we?!
PICK UP YOUR DRESS
I realize this sounds obvious, but funny true-life story, my sister said after her rehearsal dinner that we needed to go to the seamstress for her final fitting. I must have looked horrified because in my head I was thinking ‘are you serious?!, but I didn’t want to stress her out and make her feel like this wasn’t normal. So I said ‘ok, we’ve got this.’ Don’t procrastinate and allow yourself a few days for any last minute alternations to the dress.
MAKE A CHECKLIST OF EVERYTHING YOU NEED
And better yet, start packing it! Whether you are having a local wedding or a destination wedding, there is a lot to pack from the wedding favors, to signage, custom decor pieces, your something blue, bridal accessories, your bridal emergency kit, DIY wedding projects, the.. list.. goes.. on.. Save yourself the last minute panic attack and make your list now.
WRITE YOUR VENDOR THANK YOU NOTES
You don’t have to wait until the wedding to be grateful for everything they’ve done your you thus far. Chances are, your florist has probably already responded to 300 emails from you and been following your wedding flowers Pinterest board since you hired them. Be grateful they’ve stuck around through your not so cute bridezilla moments and be thankful you had the opportunity of working with such talented individuals.
Get that pretty little sparkler on your finger cleaned, break in your wedding shoes, get a manicure, build your spray tan and get those eyelashes installed on your eyelids. It’s your wedding day and you want everything to be PERFECT. Customize this checkbox on your wedding checklist by tailoring it to everything that will make you feel your most beautiful on your wedding day.
PACK THOSE HONEYMOON BAGS
You have the time now a week before your wedding so get this daunting task off of your to-do list. And this is the fun part, knowing you will officially be a Mrs. the next time you open that suitcase. Cross this task off your wedding checklist early during this week.