First off, a great big congrats on your upcoming wedding!
Hopefully with 7 days to go you have reached the F* It stage. You have done all the planning you can do. Any little project that is not done yet, just let it go. No one will notice that small little detail missing. Just remember the day of, wake up and enjoy every minute of it. Take the time to step back and enjoy the sights and sounds. The little mishaps is what makes the day memorable, just go with it. No one but you will know that it is not Exactly to plan. If you don’t get those last minute projects finished, don’t worry. Again, only you will miss those small details – just let it go.
Put your marriage license (and pre-cana certificate) in your shoe box – you need them both to walk down the aisle. Also, put an invite in with your shoe box. The photographer will like to take pictures of your rings on it.
- Pets? Anyone watching?
- Bride outfit or Button down shirt to wear to get hair done
- Something old, something new, etc
- Under garments, Garter, shoes, jewelry, hair stuff
- Hubby’s favorite smelling lotion/perfume on you
- Deodorant (Spray Deodorant on your thighs to help with chaffing if you are not wearing pantyhose)
- Toasting flutes, cake knife, Cake topper, guest book, card box
- Cash to tip your vendors
- Phone and Phone charger
- Have a list of Phone numbers of your vendors
- Pack your overnight bag for the hotel (with a cute outfit for the next day)
* Don’t forget to pack A Bag to put your dress in the next day when you at at the hotel, unless you think you will remember to grab the one your dress is in now (But you probably will forget the nice one in the room you are getting ready in)
** Control the Shine ** Get some oil absorbing blotting papers from the make-up aisle in the drug store. They will remove the shine but keep the make-up. Put them in a little purse with your mascara, lip gloss, tampon and your PERSONAL Cameral. Have it near you (or your maid of honor have it on her) at all times. When it is your 1st dance/cake/etc have your maid of honor take pictures with YOUR camera so you have something to look at the next day.
Get a crochet hook if your dress has buttons. (helps with button bustle too)
Remember a lighter (for unity candle) or a bottle opener (wine ceremony).
*tip, cut a little of the wax off the wick off to make for easy lighting the day of the wedding
Remember to eat during the day before the ceremony. Eat Breakfast and have some finger food snacks that won’t get you messy for before/in between pictures. Have a straw for drinking so you don’t mess up your lips.
♥ Idea if you have time ♥ ~ romance basket ~ dollar store toasting flutes, bottle of champagne, bottle opener, matches, candles, petals, oils, lotions, sexy play list of songs ~ for the hotel room
Ask the venue to pack up a few pieces of cake for you to take back to the hotel room for a midnight snack. You might be walking around and socializing and not notice when the cake is on the head table – if you don’t eat it right away they just clean up and take it away.
And appetizers too!!! Ask the venue to place a little dish of them at the head table for you. I’m sure you will be taking pictures or socializing and will miss out on the delicious appetizers that you picked out.
And if you can, get a special cup to walk around with your drink, or if you are not afraid of breaking it, use your toasting flute. (etsy, ebay, wedding stores, or party stores have Very cute Charms or covers)
You will probably lose every one of your drinks after only getting 2 or 3 sips if there is not some way to pick your drink out of a crowd. I don’t know how many times I put my drink down on a table to take a picture or go dance to a song and then had No CLUE which one was mine or where I left it, and had to go get another.
Bring some comfortable shoes (platform flip flops) that are the same height as heels. Or even some beat up heels in your closet if they are the same or 1 inch shorter than your wedding heels. If your back up shoes are a LOT shorter than your wedding heels, you will step on the front of your dress while walking and will rip your dress or trip yourself.
Don’t go from 5″ Sexy Heels down to Flats!!!!
You can always put the sexy heels back for your garter toss.