Planning a wedding is stressful, but it’s extra stressful the week before your big day. With only a few days to ensure everything is taken care of, it can be very difficult for couples to enjoy their “wedding week.”
However, there are a few things you can do to ensure the lead-up to your wedding goes as smoothly as possible. From handing off responsibilities to other people to making sure your look is good to go, here are a few things you should do the week of your wedding:
Try on Your Full Look
You’ve probably already tried your dress on a hundred times, but it’s a good idea to try on your full look — complete with the veil, shoes, and even makeup and hair — prior to your big day.
You’ll want to make sure that the dress doesn’t need any last-minute alternations and ensure you can walk OK in your shoes. I’ve also heard stories of brides changing their hairstyle last minute because they realize what they had in mind doesn’t work with the whole look.
Schedule Beauty Appointments, But Not For the Day Before!
Any major appointments — such as facials or Botox — should be done at least a month before your wedding day (should there be any adverse reactions), but make sure to schedule your nail, hair, or spray tan appointments closer to the big day. However, do not schedule anything for the day before your wedding, just to be safe. You don’t want to be the person who gets a botched spray tan the day before their wedding and then has to spend all day exfoliating.
You should have zero stress on your wedding day, so make sure to delegate responsibilities ahead of time. Make sure you have someone who can handle questions about the reception, deal with any last-minute hiccups, and answer any other questions people may have.
Pack For the Honeymoon
The last thing you’re going to want to do after your wedding is to pack for your honeymoon, so do it well in advance. In fact, take care of it at least a week before your wedding so you’ll have time to grab anything you may have forgotten to get, such as a bathing suit or new sneakers.
Confirm the Guest List
The final thing you need is to confirm your guest list. Ensure everyone who has RSVP’d yes has a spot at the reception and that you’ve taken care of last-minute RSVPs. However, do not respond to anyone who texts or calls you the day of the wedding asking if they can bring a guest. They should no better than to reach out to you specifically, so it’s perfectly fine to ignore their request.