Dos and Don'ts in the Weeks before Your Wedding Day

How to Prioritize in the Final Pre-Wedding Days

The weeks before your wedding day can be stressful. All of your plans are finally coming together. The big day is within sight. You and your fiance are becoming more and more excited every day! 

Between the butterflies and bridezilla moments, there's a lot to do. It's easy to get caught up in the stress and forget to enjoy the excitement. Here are some dos and don'ts for the days adn weeks leading up to your wedding day to prevent stress. 

DO Review Your Checklists

Now is the time to make sure that all of your i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Your planning checklist should be fully checked off. Double check your timeline to ensure that all of the details are laid out clearly for your wedding execution team. Compile all of the items you'll need for your big day onto a packing list with locations of where to find them. Staying organized will prevent stressful situations. 

DON'T Take on New Projects

Swiping through Pinterest makes it easy to get carried away with craft and DIY projects for your wedding day. The final weeks before your wedding is not the time to start new projects. In fact, you may need to take a hard look at your list of DIY projects you planned to finish for the wedding and determine which ones aren't going to make the cut. Hard choice, I know. But pulling all-nighters before your wedding will only leave you with dark circles you don't need for your wedding photos!

DO Expect Guests to Cancel Last Minute

When your cousin calls the day before to tell you they can't make it because of unexpected circumstances, don't fret. Things happen. It's unfortunate your friends or family members won't be able to share your day with you. If your caterer is flexible, update your guest count as quickly as possible. Your decor team can adjust table settings for absent guests. Ultimately, it is out of anyone's control, so don't worry about it.

DON'T Say "No" When Help is Offered

You've heard it for months - friends and family offering to help with planning. Now is the time to says "YES, please!" if you haven't already. Doing everything yourself can become overwhelming. You don't have to go it alone. Plus, having others' perspectives can shed light on something you may not have thought of. 

DO Confirm Details with Vendors

One week before the wedding, it is wise to confirm contact information, arrival times and special instructions with your vendors. Have a vendor contact sheet that includes all of this information. You may not have spoken to your vendors since signing the contract. Verifying that all of your plans are the same or any changes that have come up will avoid hiccups on the day of your wedding. 

DO Take Time to Relax

Spend quality time with your fiance (without talking about the wedding). Schedule a mani-pedi with your bridesmaids. Grab drinks with your friends. Just because you're getting married, doesn't mean you have to be a ball of stress. The countdown to the best day of your life is getting close to single digits. Celebrate!

What did you do (or not do) in the weeks and days leading up to your wedding? Share in the comments!