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The Last Minute Wedding Checklist

Wedding Planning Checklist

The Last Minute Wedding Checklist

If you have already started planning your wedding, you will know there is a lot of detail that needs to be prepared in the lead up to the big day. It is a wise idea to have a timeline that you can follow so nothing gets left out and this will also ensure the big items – such as the dress and the cake – will be ordered within plenty of time before the wedding.

But what about those last minute details? What happens when you are only a few weeks out from the wedding and the preparations have reached fever pitch? Try to keep a checklist handy just for the purpose of these last minute tasks, as these can often be the most important ones of all.

3 – 4 weeks out:

- Have your hair and makeup trial runs if you haven’t already. Take pictures of the style and look you want to make it easier to explain to the hairdresser/makeup artist.

- Pick up your dress and your wedding rings. Try both of them on to make sure everything fits well.

- If you are having ceremony programs, proof read them one last time and print them out.

2 weeks out:

- Confirm payment due date with all suppliers, and also how they would like payment – i.e. cheque, bank transfer etc.

- Call guests who were unsure if they could attend the wedding or have not RSVP’d yet (interstate guests, pregnant friends etc) to finalise numbers.

- Give caterers/reception manager the final head count – it is likely you will also be required to pay a further deposit for the catering at this stage.

- Pack for honeymoon. It may feel early but next week will be busy so get this out of the way now, especially if it requires washing clothes.

Wedding Checklist

Wedding Planning Checklist

1 week out:

- Finalise speeches and toasts if you are giving them.

- Prepare a final running order sheet and give to the MC.

- Practice walking in your wedding shoes. If they are a bit tight wear thick socks with them around the house for a couple of hours until they stretch.

- Have a manicure and pedicure and don’t forget to buy the nail colour so you can do touch ups and fix chips.

- Go to the hairdresser to touch up the roots if you need to, but don’t experiment with a new hair colour!

- Groom and groomsmen to pick up suits and try them on.

- Groom to get a haircut.

- Call all suppliers one last time to confirm bookings and details.

- Call ceremony/reception site to ensure suppliers will have access on the day.

- Give seating chart to reception manager.

- Put together a beauty emergency kit to keep with you on the day. This should include things such as band-aids, safety pins, ladies hygiene products (even if you are not due – stress can do funny things to a woman), gloss, the lippie you will be wearing for touch ups, a small vial of perfume etc.

Stick with this and the lead up to your wedding should be smooth sailing. Good luck!

Written by Heidi Bolton


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