April 14, 2022

Real Wedding Talk: Your Top Last-Minute Wedding Checklist


The last-minute of your wedding planning is filled with nerves and excitement. It’s difficult to have a comprehensive attitude, especially if you’re a stickler for details, even if you’ve already designated people. Even though you’ve done the majority of your wedding preparation tasks, there are a few last-minute wedding tasks to accomplish. 

There may be a few essentials missing from your last-minute wedding day checklist. Details that may make or break your wedding day.  Do yourself a favor and double-check this last-minute wedding day checklist before you leave for your big day!

Your Wedding Rings

It’s easy to forget about those tiny little wedding rings. You can bring them yourself to the wedding or give them to a trustworthy person at the rehearsal dinner. The best man is usually in charge of the rings, but you might alternatively hand them over to your maid of honor, bridesmaids, groomsmen, other family members or friends, or even your wedding planner.

Your Marriage Certificate

Obtaining your marriage license from your local clerk’s office or another government website is a vital step in the wedding preparation process, but so is actually carrying it to your wedding! Your officiant must sign the marriage license.

Envelope for Your Final Payment and Tip

Nothing is more stressful than having obligations hanging over your head, so the week before the wedding is the ideal time to double-check that all final payments have been made to your vendors and anybody else who may still be owed money. The majority of tips are given out on the morning of the wedding, so having cash on hand is essential. If you’re more organized, write out all of your tips ahead of time, place them in envelopes labeled with the names of your vendors, and keep the envelope secure by handing it over to a family member or keeping it in your pocket dress if you have one.

Make a Meal Plan

Before the ceremony, you should eat breakfast and at least one snack. Call ahead and place an order for the group, depending on how many individuals you want to serve. like your hair and make-up artist, photographer, parents, etc.  You might be able to finish this before your ceremony and official portrait shoot, depending on what you order.

Pack Your “Big Day” Emergency Kit

A maid of honor’s to-do list should include making a wedding-day emergency pack, so make sure she agrees to take on this task well before the big day, and remind her before the ceremony starts. Band-aids, antacids, pain medication, nail paint remover, Kleenex, hairspray, bobby pins, safety pins, lotion, pads, a sewing kit, stain remover, and other essentials should all be included.

Your Vows or Speech Should Be Completed

In the final week of writing their vows, couples should finalize the touching and romantic wording. This is when your emotions are at their most intense, making it the best time to write down your deepest feelings. With practice and preparation, you will be able to explain exactly what is on your mind. The newlyweds are expected to say a quick thank you to the guests at some point during the celebration. Make a plan for what you want to say ahead of time so you don’t choke on your words.

Meet With Your Vendors One Last Time

Keeping in touch with your wedding photographer and other vendors is always beneficial, and as the wedding day approaches, it is always best to have a final conversation with them about the vision you want, new ideas you’ve had, and a basic outline of how the day will go.

Finally, you’re ready for the big day!

You don’t want to be a crazy wedding bride who can’t even breathe because they’re so anxious just before your big day. Make sure to take a deep breath and relax in the days leading up to the event. There’s nothing you need to be concerned about on your wedding day. With your team,  you’re all set to tie the knot! Cherish every moment of the day.

My friend, I wish you all the happiness in the world! Cheers!

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