8 December, 2019 No Comment
As your wedding date nears, you may experience some anxiety trying to remember every little detail. “What do I need for my wedding day?” will be the million dollar question in those last few weeks. In the hopes that we can help alleviate some of that stress, we compiled the ultimate wedding day checklist for brides… and went even a step further, to compile checklists your MOH, day-of coordinator or bridesmaids can use. Also, remember to delegate! Your MOH, bridesmaids and family will be happy to jump in, so you may relax and enjoy your day.
To start, at least 3 weeks before the wedding if possible, print out and go down all wedding day checklists, crossing out any items that do not apply to you. Moreover, (make sure your MOH also has hers handy, and edit it if needed so she may know what she is responsible for). If you have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, be sure to keep them in the loop and rely on their expertise.
A couple of weeks from the wedding, set a date to sit down with them and your MOH. Go over the lists and finalize who is responsible for which tasks. All parties involved should have their own copies on hand leading up to and on the big day. Finally, be proactive with your own list and start marking off tasks only once they have been completed.
(print these checklists for the bride and wedding planner/ day of coordinator)
Vendors (print here)
Confirm booking/arrival time/duties/final checks of the following vendors:
Pro tip (aka things that are not items on the actual wedding day checklist, but that need to be acknowledged)
Prepare payments and tips to be made to the venue or vendor on the day of; give those to your Maid of Honor to hand deliver on the wedding day if applicable.
Venue and ceremony (print here)
Ensure the purchase/rental, setup and/or timely delivery of the items below:
We focus more on you below, but start thinking about these items 2-3 weeks before the wedding:
Print these checklists for the bride and the moh/bridesmaids
Gifts (if applicable)
Wedding overnight bag(s) (print here):
Put together the items below as applicable and/or needed:
Safely pack any documents needed if your honeymoon will take place immediately after the wedding.
Take care of any last-minute pampering:
It may be wise not to get any new skin treatments at the last minute; let’s avoid surprise allergic reactions!
To top it all off, consider cleaning your home, or having it done professionally if possible. This is not an official item on the wedding day checklist, and will probably be one of the last things on your mind, but take our word for it. Getting things tidied up will allow you and your new spouse to relax when you come home, so you may remain in the newlywed bliss bubble for a little longer.
Print this checklist for the bride and the moh/bridesmaids
Wedding day attire (print here)
Take the time to iron or steam anything that needs it, according to the items’ cleaning instructions, and hang it properly.
Before you hit the sack:
Print this checklist for the moh/ bridesmaids
At this point, the bride should have nothing else on her mind besides enjoying the day. Therefore, the following tasks will fall on the person designated by the bride- likely her maid of honor and bridesmaids. This is your time to shine: step in and help the bride relax by taking care of everything she needs, so she can be busy getting married! To help, we put together a wedding day checklist only for you. Some things are bound to take a turn for the worse in some way or another on the big day. Above all, remember that with the right preparation, it will be under control.
Put together and pack up the following bridal party emergency kit (print here)
Keep the kit handy for any mishaps (see here and here are a couple of great ones available for purchase as well). Depending on the silhouette of her dress, make sure to fix the bride’s train regularly. Also, give her a mint/ a last spray of perfume before she walks off to meet the love of her life!
Other general tips (print here):
At regular intervals throughout the day, check-in on the bride to see if she needs the following:
Hopefully, the bride will be able to actually sit down and eat dinner. However, if she doesn’t feel up to it, direct the caterer to box up some extra food and cake for later. Often times people don’t eat due to nerves. Come later that night, she will appreciate the thought!
Whew, that’s it! We know it seems like a lot, but having detailed wedding day checklists you can mark up will help you remain organized and calm. In conclusion, use this post as your own and edit it as needed to cater to your needs, stay organized and forget nothing. If you read this far, thanks so much for hanging out with us! Think of something we forgot? Let us know so that we can add it to the list, and help future brides! See you next time for another JoSaBi adventure, or for some fun tips