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November 2023

10 Last-Minute Wedding Tasks You Can’t Forget the Week Before the Wedding

Don’t forget these last-minute wedding tasks right before the wedding!

The countdown to your big day has officially begun, and life has become a huge whirlwind of nerves, excitement, and wedding errands. While you’ve been meticulously planning your wedding over the past year, there are a number of tasks that can only be ticked off in the week leading up to the wedding. With so many things to collect, pack, and organise, the week before the wedding is a frantic, panic-attack-inducing period for every couple. You’re probably fretting that you’ve forgotten a crucial item (or ten!) on your wedding checklist.

We’ve come up with a last-minute wedding preparation to-do list to help put your mind at ease. In the week before the wedding, make sure you check off these essential last-minute wedding tasks.

1. Go for Final Fittings

Visit your gown and suit boutique for a final fitting so your attire is a perfect fit. Prepare your accessories too, such as your veil, the right underwear, hosiery, or socks. Don’t forget to break in your wedding shoes to avoid discomfort on the day.

2. Schedule Beauty

Go for your final beauty appointments for your hair, nails, and skin, but make sure you don’t try any new facial treatments too close to your wedding! Grooms, you need grooming too! Schedule a haircut before your wedding so you look your best.

Angeline and Kelvin’s Shanghai-Themed Wedding at The Riverhouse by Annabel Law Productions

3. Confirm Guest RSVPs

Are there any guests who haven’t yet RSVP’d? Check in with them to finalise their attendance. Knowing the final headcount is essential for locking down seating arrangements, catering, and other logistics.

4. Finalise Seating and Decor

Once you’ve got your final headcount, you can complete your seating chart and guest registration lists. And then you can finally print out that finalFINALUltimateFinal file! Coordinate with your venue and caterer to finalise the seating arrangements, especially if you’ve serving individual plated meals. If you’re using a seating chart display and place cards, remember to send the updated details to your stylist or printer so they can get them ready in time.

5. Create a Timeline

Prepare a detailed timeline for the wedding day. This should include the schedule for the ceremony, reception, and any other special moments. Share this timeline with your wedding party and vendors to ensure everyone is on the same page, and go through any important moments with your family members or wedding party, so they know exactly what to do on your wedding day.

Abigail and Brendan’s Enchanted Meadow Church Wedding by Highest Kite Weddings

6. Communicate with Family and the Wedding Party

Your family and your wedding party are a big part of your big day. Arrange a rehearsal of your ceremony so everyone knows when and where to be on the day of the wedding. If anyone can’t make it to the rehearsal, make sure they’re clear on their responsibilities on the wedding day. Share any last-minute changes or updates and remind them of their roles during the ceremony and reception.

7. Coordinate with Vendors

Reach out to all your vendors to confirm logistical details like the timeline, final headcount, setup location, equipment requirements, etc. Make sure they have the correct address and contact information for the venue, and provide a point of contact for the day of the wedding, as you’ll be too busy to direct them yourselves. Coordinate any payments that are still due, so you don’t have to worry about it while you’re celebrating.

Tabitha and Sean’s White Wedding at Raffles Hotel Singapore and Min Jiang at Dempsey by Fiona and Dan from Smittenpixels Photography

8. Collect Your Wedding Items

There will be a number of wedding items you’ll need to collect the day or two before the wedding. Make arrangements to pick up your wedding gown and suit, your wedding car, your bridal bouquet, and your marriage certificate.

9. Prepare an Emergency Kit

Create an emergency kit with essentials like safety pins, stain remover, tissues, pain relievers, and a sewing kit. This kit can be a lifesaver for any unexpected situations. Entrust one of your wedding party with the emergency kit.

10. Organise and Pack the Essentials

Organise the items you need by event, and pack them in clearly labelled bags so things don’t get lost in transit. For example, pack all of your solemnisation essentials like your marriage certificate, identify cards, vows, and signing pens in one bag, and make sure the people in charge of each bag know where to go!

Last-minute wedding preparations may seem overwhelming, but with careful planning and organisation, you can get them out of the way in time for a good night’s sleep before your big day! Take a deep breath, trust in your preparations, and remember that this special day is a celebration of love and commitment. When the day comes, allow yourself to let go of the logistics, and soak in all the joy and beauty of celebrating your union with your most cherished ones.

Credits: Feature image from Pei Xuan and Thing Zhou’s Romantic Modern Wedding at Entire French Dining by Manoj Photography

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10 Last-Minute Wedding Tasks You Can’t Forget the Week Before the Wedding