For a woman, wedding can be the most precious moment in her life. So it takes months of planning to make it a perfect day and now it’s almost time for the big day! All the wedding professionals are ready, your dress is ready…all that’s left to do is show up, right? Not quite. It requires at-least a week worth of planning and preparation for anyone to look their best on the stage for wedding and most probably the week before your wedding is likely to be a tad hectic with some last-minute tasks to get through. But don’t worry! Luckily, after years and years of planning weddings, we have just about thought of it all.
With only 7 days left in your wedding planning, it's totally understandable that a few things on your growing pre-wedding to-do list might slip your mind. Did I invite all my friends to the wedding? Did I buy the right sized sandals for me? We know all these thoughts (and more) are constantly racing through your mind and even sneaking into your dreams in your sleep. It's exhausting—how are you supposed to get any of that bridal beauty sleep?
Before we begin the tips, the brides should try to stay as flexible as possible during this final countdown. Last minute tweaks will happen, so go with the flow. Just stay on top of things and try to keep your end goal in mind: getting married! You're on the home stretch!
Here are my tips for a perfect wedding day for brides.
Try and practice the full wedding day look with your wedding dress : Try on the full dress, including shoes and jewellery. Practice that walk and standing pose on the stage and make sure everything looks and feels comfortable. Pro tip: Try going to the bathroom in your dress as well!
Try out your new wedding Sandals/Shoes : You are most likely to be trying your wedding shoes on your wedding day morning but it is a mistake. Most of the fancy shoes require break-in period so it may hurt your legs if you are wearing them on your wedding day, for all day long.
Inform your Caterer about the Final Head Count : You’ll want to give the final headcount to your hotel or caterer on a week before the wedding (or whenever required by your contract).
Answer Last-Minute Emails and Chats : If your inbox/WhatsApp is crowded with questions from guests or vendors, be sure to give it a last minute read through and answer any emails that are filled with pressing wedding questions before you go MIA and straight into a wedding fun.
Assign Someone To Grab Gifts and Decorations : Choose a family member to collect the card box, any wedding gifts that guests brought, and any decorations you may want to keep and take them home for you. You may be too busy to remember to do this, or you may be heading to your wedding after-party. Assigning this task to someone else (and someone responsible) will help make sure everything makes it home to you safe and sound.
Makeup starts a week before : Make sure your are in touch with your Make-Up Artist and make sure your make-up routine goes well as per make-up artists plan.
You're at the tail end of the wedding experience, the most important day of your life, so treat yourself! Take a brisk walk, get a massage, watch your favorite movie…do whatever you like to do to relax so you can feel fresh for your big day.
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