5 Things to Do the Week of Your Wedding

A young couple looking at a laptop the week of their wedding.

Your wedding week is one you’ve likely awaited for a long time and when it’s finally upon you, you’ll probably experience a range of emotions. It can be an overwhelming time that’s exciting, happy, stressful, and everything in between. As easy as it can be during this time to run around like a crazy person busy with last-minute errands and tasks, it’s important to keep your cool and take care of a range of things in order to ensure that your big day goes smoothly. Learn more about the must-do tasks the week of your wedding below.

1. Confirm with Your Vendors

Just to put your mind at ease, the week of your wedding is a good time to touch base with all of your vendors in order to confirm details with them one last time. Run through your entire list and confirm the date of your event, the times they’ll be arriving, what the day with them will look like, and any outstanding payment details. You’ll also want to use this opportunity to inform your venue of any deliveries to expect that day and what time things will be arriving. Confirm with any vendors bringing furniture, rentals, or equipment what time they’ll be picking items up so you can let the venue know this as well. This is a great task to split down the middle with your fiancé to take some of the burden off of you during a very busy week!

2. Clean Your Ring

A female hand with a diamond engagement ring.

Your wedding rings are an important part of your big day! You’ve likely been wearing your engagement ring for quite some time, so you’ll definitely want to give it some TLC before your wedding takes place. Clean it well so that it’s sparkly and pristine for those close-up shots as you exchange rings with your new spouse. To do this, either use a cleaning solution or simply combine a couple drops of mild dish soap with warm water and let your ring soak. Then, use a soft toothbrush to scrub it so that it really shines.

3. Prepare Payments and Tips

Although many payments will be processed prior to your wedding day, some may be due the day of. Ensure you have all of your ducks in a row to make that happen. Also prepare envelopes with tip money to be handed out on your wedding day. These should be separated and labeled for each vendor. Remember that your wedding day will be incredibly busy and hectic, so you’ll want to delegate the task of delivering these payments and tips to a reliable person—perhaps someone in the wedding party, which brings us to our next point…

4. …Designate Point People

There are a range of tasks that need to be carried out the day of your wedding. In the week leading up to your big event, you’ll want to appoint reliable and responsible people to different tasks that come about that you know you’ll need handled on the day of. These can be something as simple as ensuring the bridal bouquet makes it from the cocktail hour to your head table to larger things like escorting grandparents from the ceremony to the next part of the day. If your venue won’t coordinate it for you, you’ll also want to ask someone to gather your cards, gifts, and wedding decor items that you’re keeping at the end of the night to be returned to you. Delegate as much as you can so that you can be worry-free that day. Communicate clearly with those you’re relying on to carry out these tasks and ensure that they have explicit instructions so that there’s no confusion on the big day.

5. Treat Your Body Right

A woman doing yoga during the week of her wedding.

Just because a wedding week is hectic doesn’t mean you should let your personal care fall by the wayside. In fact, this is the number one time for you to take good care of you. Get a good amount of rest, hydrate yourself well, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. You’ll want to do these things to help look and feel your best on your big day. Working out is also a great way to relax and relieve stress. Consider yoga classes to get your zen on during what is likely to be a stressful week. Also consider treating yourself to a facial or massage to further unwind and relax. Don’t forget to make nail appointments and waxing appointments to ensure your grooming is perfect on your big day.

Your wedding week should be exciting and fun! This list of must-do tasks is a great guide for staying organized and ensuring that you don’t go too crazy in the days leading up to your wedding. Leave no stone unturned while still taking care of yourself and your body during this big week before you have one of the best and most important days of your life!

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