After days, months and even years planning the most amazing wedding in the history of all weddings, the feeling of being just a week away is a stage most brides’ never even dreamed would come around.
Although you’ve pretty much done everything there is to do in the wedding planning journey, there are just a few last minute wedding tasks to do the week of your wedding and we’ve rounded them all up so you don’t forget anything.
It’s all well and good looking amazing on your wedding day, but you also need make sure your smell is perfection. The week of the wedding is the perfect time to shop for your wedding perfume, it’s a light-hearted task that won’t stress you out and it’s another excuse to go shopping. (YAY)
If you are having any extra beauty treatments like manicures and pedicures, the week of the wedding is the time to have them done. For treatments such as wedding eyelash extensions and hair extensions, we would advise getting these done at the beginning of the week of your wedding to give yourself plenty of time to adjust to your newest addition. It’s pamper time!
Pick Up the Dress
You’ve chosen it, altered it, and loved it for so many months. Now it’s time to pick up the wedding dress of your dreams. This is when it’s going to start to feel real… Cue the wedding panic!
Break in Your Wedding Shoes
Those designer wedding heels that look so gorgeous won’t feel so gorgeous unless you break them in. When your husband to be is out running errands and doing man things, slip them on for a few hours in the lead up to the wedding so they have a high comfort-factor on the actual day.
Final Payments to Suppliers and Venue
There is nothing worse than having payments looming over your head so the week of the wedding is the perfect time to make sure all the final instalments have been made to your suppliers, wedding venue, caterers and anyone else who may still need paying.
Plan a Surprise For Your Other Half
If you’re feeling extra romantic in the lead up to the special day, use the week before your wedding to arrange a surprise for your other half on the wedding day. It could be anything from an intimate boudoir shoot to a love poem – whatever it is, they will adore it.
Finalise Your Vows or Speech
Couples who are writing their vows should be finalising the touching and romantic words in the final week. This is when your emotions will be at their height – making it the ideal time to write down your thoughts straight from the heart.
Pack Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Every bride (and groom) needs a wedding day emergency kit and the closer to the wedding you do it, the better. As you begin to have unreasonable wedding worries, more and more items will come to your thoughts, and as they do, put them in the kit.
Brief People on Wedding Day Duties
People such as your bridesmaids, ushers, mother of the bride and others may have special duties to carry out on the day. Whether it’s decorating the venue or making a speech, be sure to brief everyone on exactly what they have to do so that no one is unsure of their duties and nothing is forgotten.
Make Last Minute Table Plan Changes
We like to hope and pray that by the week of your wedding, you have no outstanding RSVP’s to be waiting on. If this is the case, make any last minute changes to the table plan and finalise it. Doing this closer to the wedding is always best as there are bound to be changes to people’s plans in the lead-up.
Buy Gifts For Bridal Party
If you’re a generous couple and are planning on giving gifts at or after the wedding, shop for them in this week. It’s a really relaxing and fun job to be doing the week of your wedding and will (hopefully) cause you zero stress.
Have a Final Chat with Your Photographer
Keeping in constant contact with your wedding photographer is always helpful and close to the wedding day it is always best to have a final chat with them about shots that you want, new ideas that you have had and just a general brief of how the day is going to go.
Last Minute Personal Touches
Whether it’s a DIY detail or an added decoration, personalising your wedding day is something that every couple can enjoy doing. After months and often years of planning huge details of your wedding, the small lead-up time is where you can really concentrate on adding your own touch to the wedding.
Spend Time Together
Wedding stress and bridezilla moments can sometimes take over the process, and it’s always important to remember why you’re getting married in the first place. Make sure that you save space to spend quality time with your other half before the wedding. Whether it’s a romantic date night or a night away somewhere, it is really important to do it.
The last thing you want to be just before your special day is a crazy wedding planning addict who can’t even breathe because they’re so stressed. Make sure you get plenty of sleep and stay calm. Your wedding day will be perfect – there really is nothing to worry about.
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