Welcome back to the Weddings by One Curious Dream wedding blog! Regular readers will know that we’ve been running a mini-series on how to plan a wedding in a short timescale. This week, we’re looking at the final steps to take in the last couple of weeks before the big day!
Firstly, make sure you have a final dress fitting once any alterations have been completed. It’s a good idea to take a bridesmaid along with you to ensure that they can learn any specific instructions from your bridal retailer to help you get in your wedding dress. Lacing up a wedding dress can be a tricky endeavour, so it’s worth taking the time to learn how to do this properly. Make sure you take your wedding shoes with you as well.
Whilst brides are putting the finishing touches to their wedding outfit; this is a perfect time for your other half to be writing their wedding speech. Of course, lots of couples choose to give a speech together to welcome their wedding guests, but if you are taking a more traditional route, than get the groom on this task – it always takes longer than you think!
In the final week, you’ll need to put the final touches in place. Make sure you have communicated the schedule and order of events with all of your suppliers, and this is particularly important where you have wedding suppliers such as florists and stylists who will need access to your wedding venue to set up.
It’s worth having a final run through with your wedding venue and sharing any specific instructions regarding placement of items, updating the venue team with any last-minute guest dropouts etc. This is your final chance to confirm the tiny, but essential details with your wedding venue to ensure you’re not thinking about the logistics on your wedding day.
And now, for the essential part! You must allow some time to relax and look forward to your wedding day. A stressed couple isn’t the perfect mix for a fantastic wedding, so ensuring you eat correctly, get plenty of sleep, avoid the urge to celebrate lots in the lead-up and make the most of your last few days if being engaged should be top of your priority list.
All of our wedding planning clients tell us that their wedding day flies by in the blink of an eye so you will want to be fighting and ready to savour every single moment!
Of course, hiring a wedding planner will ensure a smooth final few days before the wedding. We’ll take care of all of the tiny details so that you can simply relax and get excited about your big day!
If you’re hoping to get married across London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge or Essex and would like to chat through your wedding plans with our award-winning team of wedding planners, we’d love to hear from you! You can reach us on 0800 772 0765 or email@example.com