Even though your floral contract is signed and sealed, you still need to make sure those flowers get delivered! Here, the top to-dos for your wedding week.
You’re a week away from saying “I do”—and trust us, we know you’re so ready to. But with seven days to go, there are a few seemingly small but important tasks that need to be checked off your list so they don’t fall through the cracks. You don’t want to be at the altar ready for your groom to break the glass and then realize that there’s no glass, right?
To make sure everyone is on the same page (so they don’t need to call you or your point people on the day-of!) call every single wedding vendor and confirm, then re-confirm each arrangement you have with them, including, but not limited to:
You don’t want your caterer calling you while you’re getting your makeup done on the day-of! To avoid that, designate point people for every situation, including:
For the most important day of your life, this is going to be the one occasion where you probably do care what’s in your suitcase. Whether you’re getting married five minutes down the street or you’re leaving for your honeymoon a day after the reception, taking the time to pack thoughtfully for each event that week is crucial. (We know all too well what happens when you wake up at 5 a.m. to pack with bleary eyes! Mismatched bathing suits and missing deodorant, anyone?) Do you have your beauty emergency kit? Your bikinis and lingerie that was gifted to you at your shower? Your day-of present and note to your partner? Knowing that you have everything you need will definitely minimize any stress.
Your fingers will likely be texting all week, which makes it even more crucial to keep your nails fresh! Make any minor beauty appointments you want done that week—think: a mani/pedi, waxing, massage, blowout and facial. This goes for your groom too—make sure his hair is trimmed and face is shaved (if that’s the look he’s after!). Any experimental beauty treatments (like facial peels, lasering, hair coloring and drastic cuts) should be done a few months in advance, just in case they don’t turn out how you wanted.
If you have any ill or elderly guests coming to your wedding, it will be meaningful for them to know that you’re so glad they can attend. Show your love by making sure they have proper transportation to and from the airport and your wedding events and that they have a comfortable place to stay. You can ask family members, friends, or attendants to help with any pick-ups and drop-offs.
Getting married also means having a lot of important things to distribute among your family and attendants.
Make arrangements at your bridal salon or local cleaners to have your wedding dress steamed—and don’t try it on after it’s been steamed, or else it’ll wrinkle again. Store it in the garment bag from the bridal salon, and hang it in a closet in a smoke-free and pet-free room. (You can lift the skirt out of the bag—just make sure to put a clean sheet on the ground below it first.) Also make your groom and his groomsmen’s tuxes get picked up by an attendant.
Whether it’s you or an attendant, deliver your welcome baskets for guests to the hotel concierge. Make a list of names, delivery instructions and any additional information you have to prevent any mix-ups.