Your Wedding day is probably one of the biggest and most daunting events you will ever organise and if you don’t have a planner you’re bound to feel some pressure with the endless list of suppliers, deadlines and checklist.
So to help you out, we’ve put together the 10 essential tasks you need to have ticked one month before the Wedding – and once you do, it’s smooth sailing all the way to the Wedding day!
1. The Backup Plan
Have a backup plan for all the major and minor details of the Wedding which have the potential to go wrong on the day. If you’re having an outdoor Wedding, make sure you have an alternative venue (just in case it rains), or just in case a supplier cancels at the last-minute, have a game plan of what you’ll do (and ask an organised family member to manage the situation for you).
Take the pressure off yourself and give your Bridesmaids, Maid-of-Honour or mum a job to take care of! From finalising your reception seating to helping you pack your bags for your honeymoon, they’ll be desperate to help in any way they can.
3. Finer details
Make a list and ensure the cars, venue, hairdresser and flowers are all confirmed prior to the big day. Focus on the most important details such as the dress and shoes and then start ticking everything else off.
4. Pamper yourself
Make sure you keep your stress levels down in the month before the Wedding. Go on a yoga retreat, spend a day at the spa or have your own facial and spa day at home. This will help you stay focused and relaxed.
5. Wow Vows
If you are writing your own vows, make sure you write them at least a month prior to the day. This will give you time to go back and edit them until they are magical. You can even practice reading them to a close friend or family member to get their reaction.
6. RSVP ASAP!
Have your guest numbers and seating plan finished as soon as possible. If you need to contact anyone to check their attendance, do it and finalise your numbers. It’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about.
7. First Chance, First Dance
Your first dance is your first chance to impress and unite as a Married couple. If you want to go to a couple of dance classes, make sure you book them in. Otherwise, take some time out and choose your special song together.
8. Ring Bling
Make some time to go to your jeweller and try on your rings. You don’t want them to slide off on the day, so ensuring they’re the right size will be a life-saver.
Don’t forget about yourself and make sure you don’t leave your skin care regime to the last minute. If you’re wanting to correct any skin concerns, make sure you book an appointment ASAP.
Remember the real meaning behind your big day and don’t let all the preparations get in the way. Make sure you keep your date nights a priority, still attend your weekly family dinners and don’t turn into a Bridezilla!
Images from Fiona and Tom’s Wedding. Photography by Steve and Sally Photography.