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12 Things You Must Do the Week of Your Wedding

Posted by: Velas Weddings
24 Apr
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Things to do the week of your wedding

After months or even years of waiting for the day, you've finally reached the week of your wedding! We cannot stress how much you should savor these moments because the emotion and adrenaline you're feeling now is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Surely, by this time, you'll have practically everything set. However, some things should be done in the few days leading up to the wedding. To make sure nothing's forgotten, here's a list of some things you should do in the week before your big day.

 

#1 Break In Your Bridal Shoes

Those beautiful shoes you bought yourself won't feel as good as they look on your wedding day if you don't break them in first. Try to wear them for a few hours every day leading up to the event so that they fit your feet and so that they don't leave you sore or with any blisters.

 

#2 Check That Your Outfit Fits Perfectly

Of course, you'll have your wedding attire ready the week before, but it's highly recommended that you try on your dress, shoes, and accessories one more time to make sure that everything fits properly and looks the way you want to the day of.

Once you know your outfit is perfect, make sure you put everything where you can't forget it. This is especially important if you're going to have a destination wedding, you cannot forget anything at home!

Wedding dress fitting

Image: Unsplash

 

#3 Prepare Your Wedding Day Emergency Kit

Every bride needs an emergency kit. You want to be prepared for any situation, whether your dress needs a last-minute alteration or your hair needs to be fixed during the reception. With this in mind, put together an emergency kit with the following:

  • Fashion tape
  • Sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Anti-blister balm
  • Band-aids
  • Stain remover pen
  • Hairspray
  • Pain relievers
  • Extra pair of earrings
 

#4 Get Your Nails Done

This may be a bit obvious, but with so many things on your mind, it's always possible to get overwhelmed and forget. Schedule an appointment in the days leading up to your wedding to get a manicure and pedicure. Don't leave it for the last day, though, as it will only add unnecessary stress.

 

#5 Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water will not only keep your skin looking radiant for your big day, but it'll also help keep you alert and focused. So, don't forget to drink at least 2 liters of water throughout each day.

 

#6 Write Your Vows

The week before your wedding is the best time to write your vows because, with the excitement of the big day approaching, you'll be more in touch with your emotions than ever. Find a space to write your thoughts down, and write a speech that truly comes from the depths of your heart.

Wedding vows

Image: Freepik

 

#7 Meet With Your Wedding Planner

It's always good to review the event's details, so it's a good idea to have a final meeting with your wedding planner to make sure everything is in order days in advance.

 

#8 Have One Last Talk With the Photographer Too

The pictures and videos are one of the most crucial elements of your wedding, as they become the tangible memories you'll keep for the rest of your life. It's highly recommended that a few days before you have a discussion with the photographer to go over any new ideas or requirements you have or simply to review your expectations from when you hired them.

 

#9 Make Final Payments to Suppliers

It's not a pleasant feeling to arrive on the wedding day with pending payments. At the end of the day, the last thing you want is to have any sort of financial complication with the suppliers, so in the week before, make sure you've made all payments necessary to enjoy the day to the fullest.

 

#10 Remind People of Their Roles and Responsibilities

It just might be that some of your guests have some special duties to carry out on the day of. Your bridesmaids, parents, siblings… If they're going to participate in any way during the ceremony or the party, it's better to go over these details during the week before the wedding so that everything runs smoothly.

Bridesmaids

Image: Unsplash

 

#11 Go Over and Amend the Guest List

Hopefully, there'll be no guest cancellations, but the truth is that it's always a possibility. So, days before your wedding, review all the confirmed attendees and make any necessary adjustments to the table settings or seating arrangements.

 

#12 Confirm the Logistics of Your Honeymoon

The week of your wedding, make sure everything for your honeymoon is in order. This includes checking flights, the hotel, and anything else you have booked.

Also, don't forget to pack your suitcase! You don't want to be packing after the wedding, so take some time to prepare your honeymoon baggage and have it ready beforehand.

 

And Bonus… Rest!

The long-awaited day is about to arrive, and it's normal to have a thousand thoughts and feelings running rampant. You've been planning your wedding for a long time, so in the week leading up, try to relax and just enjoy the last part of the process. What's done is done. Trust your suppliers and your wedding planner. Give yourself time to rest so that you feel and look radiant on your wedding day. Pamper yourself during this time and prepare for the best day of your life.

Your wedding is an experience that lives with you forever. Make sure you enjoy every moment of the planning, as it will bring a lifetime of happiness and memories.

 

If you're interested in having the wedding of your dreams in a luxury beach destination, contact us today! At Velas Resorts, we specialize in high-end weddings in the most beautiful destinations in Mexico.

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