Ahh! The big day is approaching (and fast).
In the frenzy, it can be easy to forget to do certain things. Here’s a wedding week checklist to make sure your big day is as perfect as can be!
Request Time off Work
Depending on your job and your particular situation (finances, etc), this is going to vary. At the minimum, we suggest taking 3-4 days off before your big day to ensure you’re well rested, relaxed, and can tend to any wedding tasks without being overwhelmed. This also allows you to mingle with your out-of-town wedding guests who may be coming in a few days prior as well!
Eat Well & Stay Hydrated
Repeat after us: Do. Not. Skip. Meals. No matter how you’re feeling, don’t even think about it! Eat healthy & balanced meals to keep your energy up and your body and skin in tip-top shape. Skip any sugary drinks and alcohol and stick with water. And above all: don’t stress eat! If you really need to munch on something, keep something healthy like carrot sticks or cut up fruit in your fridge that you can have on hand. Don’t keep anything tempting in your cupboards – if it’s there, you’ll definitely end up reaching for it!
Sleep. Rest. Nap.
Can’t stress this enough – get your rest. Whether that means taking naps during the day or getting to bed earlier than usual, make sure to get enough sleep! You may feel obligated to stay up and get wedding stuff done, but don’t do it. Your sleep should come as a priority!
This includes (but is not limited to) your mani-pedi, waxing, blowout, facial, etc. A huge mistake some brides make is trying out a completely new beauty treatment the week before your wedding. Don’t do this! This is not the time to experiment, you never know how your skin is going to react to certain procedures, or if the color you dyed your hair will look absolutely horrid. These types of treatments should be done months before so you have time to see how your body will react to it.
Vendors, vendors, vendors.
The week of your wedding, triple check with all of your vendors. Confirm everything listed out in your contract with every single vendor and don’t be afraid to voice your concerns. Give the location manager a list of vendor requests, as well as arrival times for delivery and setup.
Create a list of everything you need for each event – the welcome party, rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, the reception, and the honeymoon. Pack every item you’ll need carefully and thoroughly! Don’t forget to also create a beauty emergency kit (things like tweezers, an extra lipstick, mints, etc) that you can bring for every event!
While there's no doubt that it's going to be stressful, remember that this is supposed to be a fun & exciting time for you and your partner! Take time to stop and take it all in. Remember that perfection is simply a myth, and what matters is celebrating this special moment in time with your loved ones. Breathe and practice gratitude even when it's difficult. You'll have a wonderful time regardless!