Being a bride is a LOT of work! Even the most laid-back brides can get caught up in the craziness, stress and last-minute tasks the week before her wedding. If you keep this check list in mind then your big day is much more likely to be relaxing and happily ever after will be nothing but FUN...after all, isn't that what weddings are all about?!
1. MAKE SURE YOUR DRESS IS READY TO GO
Save yourself future stress, and the night before your wedding, make sure your dress is protected and stored per your bridal boutique's instructions.
2. ORGANIZE YOUR ACCESSORIES
You don't want to show up to your venue and realize you have no shoes to wear down the aisle, so take a moment and ensure all shoes, jewelry and accessories are wrapped and protected in one spot.
3. PACK A BRIDAL EMERGENCY KIT
Your bridal emergency kit will contain anything and everything you need to avert a day-of disaster, including straws so you don't ruin your lipstick! See what else to include here.
4. CREATE A BRIDAL PARTY PHONE LIST
Because no one memorizes phone numbers anymore, make sure your bridal party (and all your vendors!) have a list of the bridal party's phone numbers. Bonus points to the bride who emails and prints out copies for her attendants!
5. WRAP UP GIFTS WITH A PRETTY BOW
You have a lot of people to thank for being part of your big day, so make sure you've thanked them all and wrap all gifts (vendors, bridal party, family members, groom) and write out all cards before the morning of your wedding.
6.ORGANIZE YOUR VENDORS' VITAL INFORMATION
Organize all your vendors' contact information and contracts in a convenient place—we recommend a binder!
7. TREAT YOURSELF TO A MANI/PEDI
Believe it or not, your fingers and toes will be making an appearance in a lot of your wedding photos, so make sure they look their prettiest with a mani/pedi the day before "I Do."
8. SETTLE ANY REMAINING BILLS
In labeled envelopes, write checks for any remaining vendor payments.
9. TAKE CARE OF TIPS
In separate labeled envelopes, include any day-of tips for your vendors' hard work (cash is usually recommended for these!).
10. DESIGNATE A LADY IN WAITING
It may sound a little absurd, but we promise you'll thank us later—assign someone to be in charge of helping you walk and carrying your dress during portraits. After all, you don't want the hem of your skirt an inch thick in mud! This is where we come in! Your wedding planner, Amy McLaughlin, is your lady in waiting...highly skilled in bustling gowns, carrying your flowers when in transit, freshening your breath before you walk down the aisle...anything your need, she has you covered on your big day! For a complimentary consultation, please contact us! www.amymclaughlin.com/weddings
About Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles - Boston and North Shore Wedding Planner
A wedding is one of the most amazing, but stressful experiences that there is. Allow Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles to take the stress away from the equation so you can have the most beautiful day of your life. We work with only the highest quality vendors in the business, at every price point. Because AML has worked hard to build and maintain solid relationships with these vendors, many of them are pleased to offer our clients special discounts and incentives. This is just one of the many advantages to hiring AML. AML’s services are available to you all over the world. No matter where you are or what location you have chosen for your event, they will be there every step of the way.
Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles is anxious to hear your ideas, your dreams, and your greatest desires for your special day. You’ll be sure to get surprise and delight in the right times and plenty of professionalism along the way. The goal is to make it all a reality, to make the process smooth, seamless and, most of all, FUN!
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