Your last minute to-do’s before you say ‘I do’
To ease your last-minute running around and make it a hassle-free experience, Weddingz.in brings to you 5 checklist items you should tick off your to-do list during the week of your wedding. Read on.
The wedding season is here. Now, while there’s always plenty of love in the air, it’s always accompanied by a lot of eleventh-hour chaos! Even with months and months of prep, brides and grooms across the world feel nervous jitters as the big day approaches! This can be quite a daunting experience for many as they embark on a new journey.
To ease your last-minute running around and make it a hassle-free experience,
Weddingz.in brings to you 5 checklist items you should tick off your to-do list during the week of your wedding.
Assigning a professional point-of-contact or ringing in your support systems
When it comes to weddings, friends, relatives, and other guests have heaps of questions to ask, especially as the big day approaches. For a bride and groom who are already busy with bigger planning details, this can be quite overwhelming, especially right before the big day. To avoid this, it is best that each side assigns a point-of-contact on-site to answer any queries regarding the wedding. This could be a friend or a professional planner, who can efficiently resolve field inquiries.
Besides finalizing the guest-list, this is one of the most important things to keep in mind, in order to prevent any last-minute confusion, miscommunication, or crisis on the day of the wedding. Be sure to seek confirmations from all your suppliers and vendors for the D-Day, which include — venue, transportation, caterers, photographers, videographers, entertainment, décor experts, and makeup artists. Even if you have a professional planner in-charge, it is recommended to be in the loop of these essentials way before to avoid playing a game of cat and mouse on your big day.
The next big step after getting confirmation is payments. You need to make sure that all your vendors and suppliers are paid on-schedule for their services. The best thing to do is to check your contracts and prepare envelopes in advance, to ensure timely payment, along with availing a receipt for every payment made. For those couples who wish to thank vendors for their exceptional services, it is also advised to prepare envelopes with their tips in advance.
Final fittings and attire
While both, the bride and groom would have undergone multiple fittings early on, in order to look their best on their big day, it is recommended to opt for one last fitting ahead of the grand ceremony, so that last-minute alterations can be taken care of. Furthermore, have all your apparel, shoes, accessories, and makeup in place along with spare options, to make your grooming process seamless.
Table plan and itinerary
For an effective and timely execution of the ceremony followed by the reception, an itinerary is imperative. It is like an organized schedule of every ceremony and function on the big day, usually taken care of by the wedding planner to ensure that nothing gets delayed or cramped. Additionally, a table plan for every meal that follows a ceremony is also advised, as this helps in seating guests right away, especially for those with an extensive guest-list. Ensure that you coordinate with the planner for the same for smooth implementation, and to create special moments amidst the celebration.
The most important tip for the bride, groom and their families is to get a solid night’s sleep so that you’re well-rested and energetic to make the wedding day a truly memorable one!
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