Flowers are blooming, and it feels amazing outside! That’s right. Spring is here, which means wedding season is in full swing! If you’re getting married in a few weeks, you may be feeling a little stressed. The wedding is planned, all the vendors have been paid, and now you’re just waiting. You’re probably thinking, “I feel like I should be doing something, but I don’t know what that something is…” You are not alone! That’s why we’ve created a detailed list of things to remember for your wedding day. This checklist will keep you organized and leave you feeling cool, calm, and collected until you can finally walk down the aisle.
In The Coming Weeks
- Put each vendor’s final payment and/or tip (if you plan to tip) in their own, sealed envelope, and write their name on the front. This will help your coordinator stay organized, and keep the payment/tip secure.
- Pack your luggage early.
- Confirm honeymoon logistics.
- If you’re traveling for a destination wedding or honeymoon, make sure your passports and any other travel documents are in order.
- Make sure decor and keepsakes are packed and labeled.
- Make a list of all the portraits you’d like to have made on your wedding day, and send to your coordinator and photographer. A list will make things go a lot faster, and you’ll get to the romantic husband and wife photos quickly. For example: Bride with her parents; Groom with his parents; Bride and Maid of Honor; Groom and Best Man
- Review printed materials. Carefully check your escort cards, table numbers, menus, and programs for errors several days in advance.
- Make sure your Welcome Bags are finished, so you can hand them over to your hotel without concern.
- Wrap your Bridal Party gifts.
- Break in your shoes! There’s nothing worse than blisters and sore feet at your wedding reception.
- Clear your work to-do list. No working allowed during your wedding weekend or honeymoon!
- Clean your ring so it sparkles for pictures.
- Finalize your seating chart.
- Make sure your Marriage License is in order.
- Check in with your Bridal Party to make sure dresses, suits, shoes, jewelry, etc. have been picked up.
- Clean your house. After a blissful honeymoon, no one wants to come home to a messy house. Talk about coming back to reality…
- Write your future spouse a love letter to be delivered to them on your wedding day.
- Get a mani/pedi.
- Drink plenty of water, eat healthy meals, and get plenty of sleep. We don’t want you to be sluggish on your wedding day!
- Spend some quality time together. Before you know it, the fiancé stage will be over, and you’ll be onto your next adventure as husband and wife.
- Relax and breathe! Do some yoga or meditation. We want you to feel perfectly at ease when the wedding festivities begins.
- Give your coordinator your Marriage License to keep track of.
- Give your coordinator all final payments and tips to distribute.
For the girls:
- Drink lots of water, and not too many mimosas.
- Take dresses and the veil out of their garment bags early, and steam them to perfection.
- Set the bride’s shoes, jewelry, veil, and wedding invitation aside for detail photos.
- Have your mom fasten your dress. (Photo op!)
- Have your Maid of Honor help you put on your shoes and jewelry. (Photo op!)
- Your bouquets will be in water when they arrive. When pictures start, wipe off the stems with a paper towel, so you don’t get your dresses wet.
- Secure a private moment to read your Wedding Day Love Letter. Don’t read it until right before your makeup is touched up. (Photo op!)
- Relax, have fun, and call your coordinator if you need anything.
For the guys:
- Drink lots of water, and not too much beer or whiskey.
- Take suits out of their garment bags, and iron shirts and pants if needed.
- Set shoes, tie, and cufflinks aside for detail photos.
- Have you Best Man or your dad hold your suit jacket while you put it on. (Photo op!)
- Put on your shoes, tie, and cufflinks while the photographer is there. (Photo op!)
- Have your mom pin your boutonniere. (Photo op!)
- Secure a private moment to read your Wedding Day Love Letter. (Photo op!)
- Relax, have fun, and call your coordinator if you need anything!
When You Get Home
- Open your gifts. Keep a record of who gave what.
- Write and send Thank You notes.
- If you’re happy with your vendor’s performance, leave them a review! If there was something that concerned you, talk to them about it, so they can fix it for the next couple!
- LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER!
This is the most important day of your life thus far. Your tribe of family, friends, and vendors are here to help you make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch. With good communication and this list of things to remember for your wedding day, your dreams can and will come true! If you’d like a downloadable copy of the checklist, contact us today!