For some engaged couples, wedding planning is a breeze. For others, the process can get a little hectic. Wherever you fall on the stress spectrum, there are a few things every bride should do before their wedding to ensure the day goes as smooth as possible. While some of these checklist items can be done on your own, others might require the assistance of you partner or bridesmaids.
Revisit the Registry
Review your registry several times to make sure you and your partner have added every random home item you need. If you have any items still floating on your “maybe” list, add them to your registry. Ultimately, having a diverse registry helps each guest pick out something that they’re happy to give, is in their price range, and that you both know you’ll enjoy.
Enjoy the Bachelorette Party
Don’t forego the pre-wedding celebrations! The bachelorette party is almost like a final tribute to your previous life chapters as you enter your new one. And of course, any excuse for a fun and relaxing weekend getaway with friends and family should be taken advantage of when possible.
Review bachelorette party planning tips with your maid of honor and anyone else involved in the trip. If you prefer not to get involved in this planning process, just be sure to provide your bridesmaids with a couple notes on your celebration preferences.
Treat Themselves to a Spa Appointment
Does wedding planning have you feeling like you need a breather? Confirm a spa appointment a few days or a week prior to your wedding day.
Manicure, facial, massage—you can receive all kinds of well-deserved pampering at your local spa. You can go solo or ask a couple family members or friends to join you.
Secure a Final Dress Fitting
If you, like many brides, invested in your dress months in advance, schedule a final dress fitting. This appointment will ensure that your dress fits as you please.
Should you need any last minute tailoring, a final dress fitting enables time to do so. Every bride deserves to feel equally beautiful and comfortable on their wedding night, and a final dress fitting assures just that.
Request a Post-Wedding Meal
Asking the caterer for a couple postponed meals is just one of those things that brides should do before their wedding, but all too often it gets overlooked. Make sure that either you or your partner request at least two meals get boxed up for you, so you can make up for all the socializing that took you away from your reception meal.