To-Do List a Week Before the Wedding Day
Planning a wedding can be a very excruciating experience… but it can also be fun and rewarding, depending on how you look at it. However, there’s nothing that can truly prepare you when it all comes down to a week before your wedding day – well, at least for us, that is.
Sometimes, when it’s just days before you actually tie the knot with the one you love, all the problems start popping up. And, even when you’ve followed the most elaborate wedding planning checklist or you’ve hired a wedding planner to handle everything, there are just some things that are out of your control.
So, to make sure these problems don’t ruin your big day, we’ve come up with the last-minute checklist that you can use a week before your actual wedding day. It can help you get everything done, checked, and ready when your set date comes. Moreover, it is crucial so you can feel confident and calm when you’re just counting the days before marrying the love of your life! Because on times like this, “pretty sure” about everything is not enough.
Last-Minute Wedding Checklist
- Check with your vendors
Your vendors play a big part of your wedding. Not only do they make your wedding more beautiful but they also make it more memorable and special. So, it’s important that you check in with them a week before the big day to make sure everything is in order. Confirm your arrangements and make sure all your professionals have the exact directions and a contact person’s number.
Call your florist and decorations designer and check if they can deliver on your set time and date. The same thing goes with your cake and your caterer. Also, check your wedding photographer and/or videographer and if possible plan a meeting ahead of your wedding. This is to build a rapport and to help you feel comfortable while they’re taking photos and videos.
- Prepare your final payments
During this time, consider paying all your vendors already. During your big day, it can be hard to keep track of who you still owe money to and what else you need to pay. On your wedding day, it’s important that you just have fun and enjoy every precious moment.
However, do remember to have some sort of an “insurance policy.” When your vendors collect their final payments, have each of them sign a letter or a note that they received it. This way, at least when anyone claims they haven’t been paid yet, you have something to prove it.
- Take extra cash with you
There might be someone you know who has gone the extra mile to help you out with your wedding day. So, it’s good that you have some extra cash with you to give it as a tip, just in case. But, rather than carrying a big stack of cash in your pocket, it’s also great to have “tip envelopes” complete with their names and inside is the right amount. This way, you can give out your tips without breaking the bank.
- Put your wedding items in one place before the big day
Remember to keep your wedding favors, cake knife, and toasting glasses in one place and have them delivered to your reception site a few days beforehand. And, if you’re planning to take anything with you to the ceremony site, assign a trusted friend or family to get them there before your guests arrive.
- Prepare your Plan B
If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, make sure you have a tent set up and remember to have umbrellas on hand for your guests just in case it rains.
- Get transportation for your bridal party
Never leave your attendants stranded at your wedding location. If they have planned to arrive at your wedding through shared transportation, ensure that they have a car to ride at the end of the evening too.
Final Preparations are a MUST
A wedding day only happens once. And, if you want to make sure everything turns out the way you want them to be, make the final preparations. Don’t leave anything by chance. Because, if you really want to be sure and not just “pretty sure” about things, it matters that you’ve covered everything. So, use this last-minute wedding checklist and have no worries during your big day!
Also, if you don’t want the extra trouble, you can always have your wedding planner do these things for you.