You’ve already done hours upon hours of meticulous planning and the big day is right around the corner, but the week before your wedding can be one of the most stressful weeks of your life. No matter how carefully you’ve been planning and organizing for your wedding day, there are still quite a few things that might have to wait until the very last minute.
Confirm all the details and appointments with your vendors.
From picking up the flowers in your bouquet to making a last-minute nail appointment, there are tons of details that you’ll want to confirm (and confirm again). You’ll want to give your ceremony venue, reception venue, and caterer a final headcount, and you’ll also want to review with the venue(s) which vendors will need access to the building.
Make arrangements for guests who need extra help.
This is important if you have elderly guests or guests coming from out of town. For elderly or ill guests, it’s considerate to make sure that they have proper transportation and a comfortable place to stay. It also never hurts to double-check with your venue, or event hall Glendale CA couples book, to make sure that accommodations will be available if needed.
If you’re having a destination wedding or if several guests are coming from out of town, take some time to put together a quick guide of things they can do when they’re not attending your ceremony. This can include maps of the local area, a list of restaurants, and a list of interesting attractions that they might want to check out.
Make sure your dress(es) and tuxedo(s) are ready to go.
You don’t want to wait until the day before your wedding to get your dress cleaned or to have the tailor tighten up a loose seam. Make sure your wedding garments are cleaned and stored in garment bags, and place them in a smoke-free, pet-free room. If you’re not completely confident that your bridesmaids or groomsmen will be able to keep their clothes wrinkle- and stain-free, don’t hesitate to offer to keep their garments for them until the wedding day arrives.
Designate people in charge of answering last-minute questions and handling wedding details.
The days leading up to your wedding are going to be extremely busy and there’s simply no way you can answer every question or set up every single table at the reception. Some couples designate someone in their wedding party, or even a close relative, to be the “point person” for any guests who have emergency questions or concerns at the last minute.
Buy and wrap any gifts you’re giving.
Most couples give small gifts to their guests at the reception, and if you’re doing this, you’ve probably already taken care of this. However, it’s also considered proper etiquette to give gifts to the members of your bridal party, to your groomsmen, and to the mothers of the bride and groom. These gifts are typically given at the rehearsal dinner or before the wedding ceremony.
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, but it’s also supposed to be a fun and joyful time! Even if some small details slip through the cracks, keep the bigger picture in mind and remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect.
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