Last Minute Wedding Details

Although you may have been planning your wedding for months or even years, there are many details that need to be taken care of in the week prior to your wedding. Each of these details individually may not seem to be much but they add up to a tremendous amount of work. It is in the final week before the wedding that the bride is likely to begin feeling overwhelmed. She may or may not start asking her friends and family to help her out at this time. If she does not tell you directly that she needs help, you are likely to notice in her tone that she is feeling overwhelmed. Now is an excellent opportunity for friends and family members to chat with the bride and let her know that they are still willing to help her in any way that she needs.

Most caterers will require a final count of the number of guests who will be attending your wedding in the week before your wedding day. By this time you will have likely received the majority of your RSVP cards and may have a very good idea of how many guests will be attending your wedding. It is inevitable thought that at least a few guests may have failed to respond. It is important that you call each of these guests to find out whether or not they are coming before giving the final count to the caterer. This will ensure that the number that you give them is accurate and will keep you from either paying for too many people or incurring additional charges because you have more guests at your wedding than the caterer had planned on serving.

The week before your wedding is also the time to pack for your honeymoon and confirm any of the travel details of your honeymoon. If you are planning to leave for your honeymoon within twenty four hours of your wedding, it is recommended that you pack well in advance so that you are not either trying to pack quickly after your wedding or staying up late the night before your wedding to complete your packing. You will also want to confirm the details of your wedding during this time. The items that need to be confirmed may include your lodging, rental care and any other pre-planned activities.

You should also take some time in the week before your wedding to confirm the details of your rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner typically takes place the night before the wedding so you want to make sure this evening is perfect plus you don’t want to be burdened with trying to confirm the details while you are taking care of many other small details at the same time.

In addition to confirming the details of your honeymoon and rehearsal dinner, you should also contact each of the providers that you have hired for your wedding to confirm the details with them. This may include, but is not limited to, your makeup artist and hair stylist, your caterer, DJ or band, limousine service and your photographer.

There are so many last minute details that need to be attended to in the week before your wedding. It can be frustrating and you may feel like you have not planned well because you have so many lingering details but it is important to remember that many of these details need to be completed at the last minute. If you have a friend or family member who has been offering to help you, now is the time to take them up on their offer and give them a few tasks to complete.


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