I've been engaged for 16 months now, and I can't even believe that our wedding day is just under two weeks away. While I know that I have had plenty of time to plan everything, the day has still managed to creep up on me, and my stress level is at an all-time high! This week, I will be scrambling to finish everything and trying my best to get very, very organized before we leave for Mexico next Wednesday, the 2nd. I'm so afraid that I'm going to forget something!
Now that I have surpassed the two week mark, I thought I would pull out all of my wedding to-do lists (torn out of many, many bridal mag's over the past year) to make sure that I don't forget anything before we leave the country for our destination wedding. I've sorted through all of these lists, and compiled my own version of what I believe to be the best, most helpful to-do's for the oh-so-very precious last two weeks prior to the big day.
1-2 Weeks Prior to Wedding Day
Confirm arrival times with vendors including the wedding photographer, wedding coordinator, florist, catering, hair & makeup, DJ and musicians and the ceremony officiant.
Delegate small wedding tasks like bustling your dress, handling gifts, distributing tips and serving as the onsite contact for your vendors.
Send a timeline of the wedding day (and perhaps the day before) to your wedding party. Include contact numbers for everyone, as well as a list of your vendors and their details.
Pick up your wedding dress, and try on everything you plan to wear on your wedding day together at once to make sure the entire ensemble is to your liking.
Give your photographer a list of moments that you want captured on film
Provide your DJ with a list of "Must Play" and "Do Not Play" tunes for the reception.
Book all of your beauty appointments including nails, wax, hair cut/color and tanning.
Set aside checks and tips in envelopes to be distributed on the wedding day.
Make sure that your caterer and venue(s) have a finalized guest list.
Finalize the seating chart and make placecards.
Make sure that your fiance and the rest of the bridal party have all of their attire & accessories.
Prepare toasts or thanks to friends and family.
Purchase the gifts for your wedding party.
Appoint a reliable friend or family member to be in charge of making sure that the cake knife, toasting glasses, guest book and pen, and any other important heirlooms to and from the ceremony/reception.
Pack for your honeymoon!