Singaporebrides | Weddings 101

August 2018

7 Important Wedding To-Dos For The Week Of Your Wedding That Are Easy to Forget

Don’t forget about these important wedding to-dos in the last few days leading up to your big day!

You’re a week away from marrying the love of your life and you can’t help but get excited at the thought of spending forever with him that all you want to do is to count down the hours and days to your wedding. While your excitement is understandable, the seven days leading up to your big day is actually the most important part of your planning and might see you busier than its initial stages with a few seemingly small but crucial matters to handle or hand over before your wedding day.

To make sure you don’t forget about these important tasks in your excitement, we’ve listed out the seven important to-dos for the week of your wedding that are easy to forget and overlook.

1. Schedule Your Beauty Appointments

Steph and Weilun’s Travel-Themed Capella Singapore Wedding by Bobby Kiran Yeo from Bobby Kiran Photography

The week before your wedding is the time for you to kick back and relax as you eagerly await the arrival of your big day, and that means pampering and grooming yourself! Book yourself a luxurious line-up of beauty appointments that will get your hands and feet wedding ready, work out the kinks in your body and give you that bridal glow so you’ll shine bright like the star you are on your wedding day.

However, refrain from trying any new treatments that you’ve never done before the week before your big day! The last thing you’ll want is to end up with a breakout due to a new facial treatment or a haircut that you do not look good in for your once-in-a-lifetime. Stick to the regular beauticians and establishments you usually visit to avoid any unwanted problems.

2. Finalise Details With Your Wedding Vendors/Planner

Letty and Benjamin’s Incredible Myanmar Pre-Wedding and Stylish Wedding by Super Panda Presents

Take some time out of your pampering beauty sessions to meet with your vendors and planner, if you have engaged one, to go over the final details for your big day. Finalise your guest headcount, wedding décor and setup and tear down times to make sure that everything is in place and progressing as it should, so you can kick back and relax on your wedding day.

If you’ve engaged a wedding planner, he/she will be the only person you’ll need to meet as your planner will be liaising and coordinating with the rest of your vendors on your behalf to make sure that everything goes according to plan, and update you on the progress or consult you if there are any problems.

3. Designate a Person-in-Charge

by Li Syn and Abel’s Floral-Filled Wedding at The Fullerton Hotel by Andri Tei Photography

Whether you have a wedding planner or not, you’ll need a person-in-charge to micro-manage the event and the people involved on your behalf, so you can fully relax and enjoy your role as a bride. Chances are, you would have already have appointed a person-in-charge when you’ve chosen a maid-of-honor or best man among your bridal party. But if you did not appoint one, then the week of your wedding is a great time to decide on one so you can hand over coordination duties and important documents to them.

The person-in-charge will be the point of contact for all your vendors, bridal party and family on your wedding day, and will be responsible for coordinating the event to make sure everyone is pulling their strength and everything runs according to plan. They will also handle any problems that crop up during the day and will be person to bring any problem to you that they cannot make a decision for. With such a huge responsibility on their shoulders, you and your groom may want to appoint a person-in-charge each so that they can split the duties between them.

4. Delegate Duties to Your Bridal Party

Amelia and Benedict’s Intimate Colonial-themed Wedding at Goodwood Park Hotel by Smittenpixels Photography

The week before your wedding is also the time you should arrange a final meetup with your bridal party to go through the finalised wedding schedule and delegate duties to them. Even though you have a person-in-charge responsible for the running of the celebration, each of your bridal party should have a role to play as well. While your maid-of-honor or best man oversees the overall running of the day, your bridal party can each be assigned to help out with the tea ceremony and reception and ushering duties.

You can also take the opportunity to pass them a copy of the list of contacts of everyone involved, from your immediate family to your wedding vendors, for easy communication and coordination in the event of a problem.

5. Organise Your Wedding Day Essentials

Syazana and Izat’s Intimate Wedding at Assyakirin Mosque

Amidst the pampering beauty appointments and final meetings with your vendors and bridal party, don’t forget to set aside some time to organise and pack your wedding essentials so that you or your person-in-charge will not forget to take them along for the big day. Make a checklist for everything you’ll need for the wedding including your guestbook, reception decorations, an extra pair of shoes or flip flips, essentials for an overnight stay in the bridal suite and personal effects, and pack them into a small luggage for easy transportation ahead of time so you won’t forget any item. Don’t forget to entrust essentials like your marriage certificate, you and your groom’s identity cards and wedding bands to your respective person-in-charge for safekeeping, so you don’t have to worry about bringing them on the day itself.

Aside from packing your wedding day essentials, you should also include an emergency kit of essentials for easy touch-ups and fixes while you’re on the go. Think hair spray, bobby pins, makeup essentials for a touch-up, a sewing kit, some easy-to-eat snacks and water to keep hydrated. Pack them into a pouch and remind your maid-of-honor to keep this pouch with you at all times on the day instead of packing it into the luggage.

6. Get Your Wedding Attire Ready

Alexandra and James’s Breathtaking Clifftop Wedding in Uluwatu, Bali by Terralogical

On the night before your big day, set aside the items you’ll need for the following day. Take your wedding dress out of the bag and hang it up to help straighten out any creases overnight, set your wedding shoes aside and lay out any bridal jewellery or accessories that you’ll be wearing for your wedding, so you won’t forget about taking them out the next morning.

7. Take Care of Yourself

Daren Tan and Nadia Lum’s Wedding with a Secret Garden Theme in Grand Hyatt Singapore by John Lim Photography

In the midst of the excitement, stress and meetings, you may find yourself busier and more stressed out in the last leg of your wedding planning than the initial stages. Try to keep calm and stress free by resting well, eating healthily and continue any exercise plan you currently have in place. the last thing you want is to fall sick in the days leading up to your big day or worse, on your wedding day! Keeping yourself healthy physically and mentally will ensure your body and skin is at its best so you can look like the radiant and beautiful bride you’re meant to be.

You might also feel tempted to skip breakfast on your big day, whether out of fear that you won’t fit into your dress or nervousness for the day ahead. Don’t. Have a hearty breakfast the morning of your wedding – you’ll need all the energy to tide you through the hectic and happy day.

Just started on your wedding planning journey and need a detailed list of to-dos for your big day? We’ve got a free, in-depth and easily accessible (on mobile and desktop!) wedding planning to-do list that’ll help you plan and keep check of your appointments and must-dos all the way from a year to one week before your wedding!


Feature Image from Letty and Benjamin’s Incredible Myanmar Pre-Wedding and Stylish Wedding by Super Panda Presents