It's that time - the countdown is on... it's the week of your wedding! It seems like you may have everything wrapped up by now, but there are still a few last minute things you'll need to do the week of your wedding. Good thing we have Lindsy of Music City Events here today to tell us all about the things we can't forget to do right before the wedding. Scrambling to get everything together is just not an option - especially when you have hired a planner to help you with all the small details of your day. So without further ado, I'll let Lindsy take it from here and give us all the scoop!
Lindsy: The week before your wedding you will want to pick up your dress and suit or tux. Try it on again and, if possible, have whomever will help you day-of there to help you. Also, break in those shoes! The last thing you want is blisters or sore feet on your wedding day. Be sure your seating chart, menus and programs are printed. Polish your ring or have it cleaned - so it's extra sparkly.
Lindsy: The planner should be communicating with every single vendor, even the venue. You should not be getting any phone calls or emails from anyone but your planner. Your job this week is to get married, their job is to coordinate your wedding.
Lindsy: 1 week out you should have your final RSVPs in to your planner, venue, caterer and rental company. 3 days out, give all of your DIY items like your guestbook and ceremony programs to your planner. 2 days before, clean your rings so they look pretty at the rehearsal. The night before, lay out your outfit, undergarments, jewelry, shoes.
Lindsy: I recommend you clear your work schedule so that all you have to think about is your big day! Try to keep the mess of a wedding contained. It's a stressful time so having all your things ALL OVER THE PLACE is detrimental to your mental health.
Lindsy: I may me biased but in my opinion most couples stay calm the week before the wedding - because they hired a planner! I recommend connecting with your fiance often. Check in. Talk about something other than the wedding! The week of your wedding can be very overwhelming so taking time to connect, with a date night or a couples massage, will make all the difference and prepare you for the wedding.
Lindsy: Don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy your time with family and friends. Soak in your day. Celebrate!