Your Wedding Checklist Your big day is approaching and you’ve loads to do! We have come up with a wedding checklist to insure it all runs smoothly for you!
1) Make a list – I know this might sound like a very simple thing to do but trust me by writing everything down, it will insure you get everything completed on time. It will give you peace of mind knowing you can just tick it off as it’s done. You don’t need to be superwoman by remembering everything in your head.
2) Double check all appointments coming up to the big day. Ring the hairdresser, make-up artists and check any appointments you have made for you and your bridesmaid. The last thing you want on the run up to your wedding is to realise you’re not booked in properly.
3) Meet with your photographer, videographer etc. Make sure they know exactly what style of shots you are looking for. Gather some samples of photos you liked so they can visualise the style you have in your head.
4) Meet with the priest to insure everything is organised for the ceremony. Give all readings, prayers to the right people a few weeks before the wedding. Pick out the songs you want your musicians to play or choir to sing. Make the ceremony personal and pick readings and songs that mean something to you.
5) Organise how everybody will get to the church. Cars, drivers etc. The last thing you want on the morning of the wedding is be trying to figure out driving arrangements. Be sure to include your family members in this task too and not just the bridesmaids/groomsmen.
6) Insure your flowers are your dream flowers. Send the flower shop sample pictures of what you are looking for. Collect them the day before the wedding and set them up in the church the night before.
7) Allocate all the small jobs. People love to feel involved in the wedding. Give people jobs to put signs up directing people to the church, handing out mass leaflets, dropping flowers to the church, setting up the décor etc. You don’t have to do it all yourself, there are lots of people who would love to help.
8) Lay out everything the night before. Be organised! Lay out your dress, bridesmaids dresses, jewellery, shoes, hair pieces etc. The more prepared you are, the less stress on the day. You could even lay out everything for the groom to make sure he is dressed to perfection too… just in case he forgets anything!!
9) Send a small present up to the groom with a letter for him to open the morning of the wedding. For example; Send up socks with a little note next to the ‘just in case you get cold feet’.
10) Pamper yourself. Try to have everything done so you can enjoy the night before the wedding with your family and bridesmaids. Order a takeaway, have a pamper night and be sure to GET AN EARLY NIGHT!