Just like a business proposal, every couple that is getting married must make a list of things that they must have an 180- 120 – 90- 60 – 30-day plan, detailing what they need to do in so many days ahead of their wedding. It is a good idea to note this down and keep tracking this to ensure a smooth fairy tale wedding. Here are 15 tips that couples can use for their 30 days check list.
- Wedding license
The groom must take care of the procedures related to procuring the wedding license. Check out the number of days that the same is valid and also acclimatize yourself with the rules and regulations of the state that you are getting married in. You will then have enough time to make any changes in case you have the need to do so.
- Check how your wedding gown fits
It is very common for brides to either gain or lose weight, so try on your wedding gown once again to ensure there are no last-minute surprises. After all, you have to be in it for the entire day, so be sure you are comfortable in it.
- Set all the bridesmaids and groomsmen
Speak to all your bridesmaids and groomsmen and make sure they are all going to be there in coordinated outfits. If possible do a dress rehearsal, so nothing is amiss.
4. Reconfirm the entire program with your contractor
Spend time, reading your contracts and also speak to the vendor so everything is taken care of. The last thing you want to be surprised is something is not part of your package, and you have to be shelling out separately!
- Call up all invitees to remind them / get confirmation
Run through your list of invitees and give them a call as a gentle reminder of the wedding. The invitees will like your personal touch, and you will get a hold of how many people will actually show up.
- Welcome kits for invitees
Though small, if you are planning a welcome kit for invitees, check if everything is in place and the kits are all ready to be given. If anything has to be ordered, ensure you give enough time to avoid the gifts arriving late.
- Get the thank you notes ready
When your guests leave, make sure the thank you notes and gifts if any is handed to them. Check and arrange who will be giving these away so nobody is missed.
- Makeup trials were done
Visit your stylist and do a makeup trial just to catch any surprises that may come up – in case you gloss is too shiny or your lip shade is too light, you have enough time to get that changed.
- Confirm our hair style for the day
When you are at your stylist, make up your hair as well. Try and test various styles and choose your look for the day, so you can try at once before the final moment. When you are at your stylist, make up your hair as well. Try and test various styles and choose your look for the day, so you can try at once before the final moment.
- Check out on all floral need
In case you are getting flowers that are not readily available, then ensure they will reach on time to make the arrangements. Talk to the florist and check if everything is in place and make timely orders.
After all, your friends have been your partner in crime for so long – so take them for a wonderful bachelorette party to get some moments of togetherness. You need to plan for a great time that will linger in yours and their hearts forever.
- Manicures and pedicures
Never forget your hands and toes when you focus on your face and hair. Get your stylist to weave her magical manicures and pedicures on your hands and toes.
- Don’t forget your honeymoon
There is going to be no time after you are married, so plan your honeymoon. Book all the tickets and the hotel rooms and print all confirmations, so there are no misses. In case you are giving a surprise to your groom or bride, make sure the cake, settings and everything else are done in the hotel room when you land.
- Assign tasks for everybody to avoid last minute rushes
Write down who is doing what, so there is orderliness as well as minimal misses to the schedule. It would be a mad rush at the venue on your big day so it is planned this out much ahead. Also others in the group know who to reach out to for specific things.
- Last minute cash management
Entrust some close family member with the cash bag so all petty expenses that come at the last minute can be paid off. Put away enough cash to care for the cake, flowers and all other such last minute deliveries and any tips associated.