This is Part-2 of a 2 Part checklist for the week of your wedding that you don’t want to forget. Click here to read Part-1.
You’re a week away from saying “I do” and your floral, photographer and catering contract are signed and sealed and you trust your vendor. But with seven days to go, there are a couple of small very important task that need to be checked off your list without falling through the cracks. You don’t want to get to the alter and realize you don’t have the rings. That’s not good!
Show your love by making arrangements for any ill or elderly guests coming to your wedding by making sure they have proper transportation to and from the airport and your wedding events. You can delegate this task to family and friends to help with any pick-up and drop-offs. In doing this, not only will they feel special, but you’ve also said (without saying a word), I’m glad you made it.
Usually when you get married, there are a lot of important things to distribute among your family and attendants.
- Give your marriage license to your officiant
- At the rehearsal dinner, present attendants with gifts.
- At the rehearsal dinner, present parents and each other with gifts.
- Let the best man and maid of honor hold the rings during the ceremony.
- Give your place cards, table cards, menu, setting chart and any others items to the caterer and/or reception site manager.
Delegate the task of making sure your wedding dress gets steamed at the bridal salon or local cleaners–and don’t try it on after it’s been steamed or else it’ll wrinkle again. Have the dressed picked up the day before and placed in a garment bag and hang it in the closet in a smoke-free and pet-free environment. (If your dress is long, you can lift the skirt our of the bag, just make sure you have a sheet on the floor/ground below it first.) And don’t forget to have your designated person pick up the groom and groomsmen tuxes as well.
To help prevent any mix-ups or confusion, personally/or delegate the task of delivering your welcome baskets to the hotel concierge/family member/friend. Be sure to make a list of names, delivery instructions and any additional information needed to get things right.
If you missed it, checkout Part-1.