Dec 10 , 2019
When the wedding you have been planning for months is only a few days away, and you are more than likely feeling a delightful mixture of nerves and excitement, there is one way to calm your anxious mind and feel a little more at ease with your plans.
A last-minute checklist is a vitally important part of your planning. To help you get going with a list that will be unique to you, we’re sharing a few pointers that might come in handy.
- Create an itinerary for the wedding day
Write out a proper itinerary for your wedding party and your families, and hand them out the day or evening before your wedding. Include information such as when to arrive, what time photographs will be taken and any other information that you feel is important for them to know.
- Double-check any printed materials
Although you’ve been meticulous with all of your written materials such as name cards, programs and menus, a last check can help to stop any unexpected errors before the day, and possibly prevent embarrassment.
- Keep the flowers hydrated
This is especially important if you are planning an afternoon wedding in the middle of summer. Certain flowers need more water than others, so if you are simply buying flowers and taking care of them yourself, have someone make sure that they have more than enough water to avoid wilting.
- Do a trial run
Put on your wedding dress, shoes, jewellery, and if possible have a trial run of your hair and makeup as well, so that you know exactly how you will look on the day. Walk around a bit, get comfortable, and yes, go to the bathroom, this will help you feel more confident about your choices.
- Take care of work
Clear any big projects or stressful, urgent work assignments well before your wedding day, so that you won’t have the distraction. The last thing you need to worry about is work.
- Have your jewellery cleaned
All of the jewellery you’ll be wearing, and especially your engagement ring, should be professionally cleaned before the day. Those close up snaps of your wedding rings shouldn’t be marred by tarnished metals.
- Check your marriage license
Make sure that your license is in order and being kept somewhere safe.
- Confirm with your vendors
Photographer, hair and makeup team, catering, everyone! Confirm with each one via email and give them a call. This will eliminate any last-minute surprises.
Photo Credit: Maytree Photography