With only a week before the big day, most of the wedding planning is done but the work isn’t over yet. There are still lots of things that you need to sort out before you can say that you are 100% prepared. To make sure that every little detail is covered in your wedding, I’ve compiled a list of to-do’s that you need to take care of a week before your wedding.
- Make sure that your make-up division is all prepped up. If you want, you can do a test run to see what you’re going to look like come your wedding day. In case you have something that you want to change, you can tell the artists and they will do the adjustment before the wedding day.
- For grooms, make sure that your haircut is perfect before your wedding day. Decide what kind of haircut best fits your face. You can try different hairstyles a year before the wedding to see which haircut best suits your features. Take a picture of the ones you like and have your trusted barber copy it. Get the haircut a couple of days before the wedding to get that perfect look in.
- For the couple, do one last fitting in before taking your dress/suit with you. If you see something that you want to change, have the tailors alter them to get them to that perfect fit.
- If you have new shoes, break them in. New shoes, especially leather ones will not be comfortable on your first wear. They will be stiff and be painful on your feet. Because your wedding requires a lot of standing and dancing, you might want to make sure that you have a comfortable shoe. Wear them a week before your wedding to break them in. If you find them too uncomfortable for your taste, change to another shoe. You will be walking a lot on your wedding so your comfort is very important.
- Get a final headcount of your guests. Relay the final headcount to your planner to make sure everything is covered.
- Make a schedule and stick to it. Have the schedule printed and give them out to your families, relatives and guests that have important parts to play on your wedding. You don’t want anyone to be late to your wedding.
- Confirm everything to your planner, the date, time, location, and price. You want to double-check on everything in case you missed something in the planning period.
- Make sure that your wedding vow is perfect. Read it loudly to hear what it sounds like and make adjustments where you see fit. Practice with emotion to make it as genuine as possible.
- Have a wedding day emergency kit on your big day. This includes safety pins, tape, bandaids, mints, needle and thread, first aid kit, aspirin, and more. Think of all the things that can go wrong in your wedding and prepare for them beforehand.