If the big day is almost here, today’s post is a MUST READ! You absolutely cannot forget these 10 things to do the week of your wedding! You’re likely getting down to the last tasks on your to-do list. Wahoo! Almost time to celebrate! But before you do, make sure you leave time for these must-dos before the I dos! If you’ve already crossed all these things off your checklist, then you’re ahead of the game. If not, don’t stress! There is still plenty of time. If you need a little direction on what things should be done during your wedding week, we have you covered!
1.) Confirm times with your vendors.
This is super important! You’ll want to make sure you confirm times for things such as when vendors are coming to set up, what time flowers are being dropped off, what the start time for hair and makeup is, etc. If you have a wedding planner, they will likely take care of doing this for you. However, make sure you go over your timeline with your wedding planner for both your rehearsal and the day of your wedding so EVERYONE is on the same page!
2.) Confirm details with the your bridal party.
Make sure to send out an email, text message, group Facebook message, or do it the old fashion way and give everyone in your bridal party a call. Make sure everyone knows the details for the weekend! Confirm what time they are to be at the rehearsal, where to go when they arrive, the timing for the wedding day events, etc. This will make life easier for both you and them if they’re all reminded of exactly where they need to be and when. It saves everyone from being confused!
3.) Put together welcome bags.
This is a nice treat for all guests that are visiting from out of town. You can fill these bags with sweets, snack foods, the weekend’s itinerary, and anything else you think would be helpful or may help them enjoy their stay. We have even rounded up the best ideas for an awesome Pittsburgh themed wedding welcome bag!
4.) Write thank you notes.
Take some time to sit down, reflect, and write a thoughtful thank you note to everyone who helped or is a part of your big day. This includes parents, the bridal party, grandparents, vendors, etc. It doesn’t have to be super long, but this is a good time to tell everyone how much you appreciate them and everything they’ve done! They’ll be so touched by the gesture!
5.) Write a letter to your soon-to-be spouse.
Don’t forget about your better half in the mix of this busy week! Some couples choose not to write letters to each other. However if you choose to do so, this week is a good time to get it done since you’ll likely be so full of emotion from the impending day. Save reading each other’s letter for the wedding day though! These heartfelt messages are a sure way for photographers to capture those sweet, endearing moments right before you say I do!
6.) Wrap gifts.
Use this week to put the finishing touches on your gifts to your bridal party, parents, grandparents, ring bearer, flower girl etc. Wrap them up in pretty packaging so they’re all ready to go for gift-giving time. Make sure you set these aside in a place you won’t forget about so that you remember to bring them and hand them out during your special weekend!
7.) Pack your getting ready bag.
Speaking of not forgetting anything…if you’re staying at a hotel, your parent’s house, or any place besides your own for the weekend, it’s never too early to pack your bag with everything you’re going to need. Make a list, check it twice, and throw in a few “just in case” items like scissors, tape, and a steamer. There will always be a few things to add last minute, but at least you’ll have the majority of packing out of the way and will be less likely to forget anything!
8.) Get your ring cleaned.
Shine bright like a diamond! A gazillion photos will be taken of your ring. Make sure it’s ready for it’s close up. Getting your ring cleaned the week of the wedding is not only a good way to ensure that it is nice and shiny, but your jeweler will also make sure that the diamonds are securely set. There would be nothing worse than losing a diamond on your big day and this is the perfect way to avoid that.
9.) Break in your wedding shoes.
Nobody has time for blisters or sore feet the day of their wedding. More than likely, the shoes you’re wearing for your wedding are brand new. This week, wear those kicks around the house in short periods of time to help avoid them from tearing up your feet. This will also give you a few days to realize if the shoes pinch or hurt in any way. You’ll have plenty of time for a trip to the store for extra band-aids or sole inserts!
10.) Get your nails done.
Don’t forget to take a little time to relax, too! Getting a mani and pedi is the perfect way to do that while also feeling like you’ve gotten something accomplished. Invite your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, flower girl, and/or bridesmaids to make this even more enjoyable! Don’t forget the champagne!
Your to-do list may seem never ending, but you’re in the home stretch! You’ve got this! But also don’t be afraid to ask for help with certain tasks if you need it. When your friends and family say, “Let me know if I can help with anything,” they generally mean it! And just remember…after all of this is done, the only thing left to do is to say, “I do!”