Crunch time !
One week to your Dream Wedding Day
One Week to your dream Wedding Day. The final week before your wedding
day can be a stressful time filled with many details that need to be confirmed.
Some of the last minutes details that need to be completed in the week before your dream wedding
day include confirming the details of your honeymoon, packing for your honeymoon, giving the caterer
a final count for the number of guests, confirm details with the photographer, florist, DJ or band and the
If the couple is hosting the rehearsal dinner, now is also the time to confirm these arrangements. It’s
important to attend to all of these tasks but it is also important to take some time to get some rest and
relaxation as well. If you have friends and family members who are willing to help out, you can delegate many of
these tasks to reduce the stress of the final week before your dream wedding day.
As your dream wedding
day approaches it is important to begin making preparations for your honeymoon. Early in the
week before your wedding day you will want to confirm all of your honeymoon arrangements such as
transportation, hotels and any other special plans you have made for your honeymoon destination such as
excursions, dinner reservations or lessons. You may also want to pack for your honeymoon during this time to
prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and trying to pack the day before or even the day of your wedding.
Getting the packing out of the way early will help to alleviate any concerns you have over being prepared for
the honeymoon and gives you something to look forward to. If you procrastinate with your packing you may find
yourself dreading even talking about your honeymoon because doing so makes you realize that you are not yet
prepared for the honeymoon.
Most caterers also require a final count for the number of guest in the week preceding your dream
wedding day. If all of your guests have not yet responded to your wedding invitation, you might want
to consider calling them instead of assuming that they will not be coming to the wedding. These phone calls can
save you the embarrassment of not being prepared for additional guests. Having a confirmed response from all of
your invited guests will ensure that you give the caterer an accurate number of guests. Now is also the time to
confirm the final details with all of your service providers such as your photographer, florist, DJ or band and
transportation provider. It’s important to confirm details such as times and expectations to ensure that there are
no misunderstandings and that you will have all of the services that you are expecting at your wedding. You might
also want to make arrangements to pay your balances with each of these providers if you have previously only left a
While you may be hesitant to provide payment in full before the service is rendered and most of these services
providers don’t require you to do so, you could make arrangements to leave the balance with a responsible friend or
family member who will ensure that they are all paid on the wedding day. Many of these agencies will only accept
cash or certified checks so you will have to provide the balance in either of these forms in individual envelopes
to your trusted friend. The rehearsal dinner is usually held the night before the wedding so it is important to
confirm the details of the rehearsal dinner in the final week before the dream wedding
day. Whether the couple themselves is hosting the dinner or another person is taking on the
responsibilities of the event, it is still necessary to confirm all of the details such as time, location and
number of guests. Also, since the couple typically uses the rehearsal dinner to thank their parents, the
wedding party and anyone else who has supported them in the dream wedding
planning, now would be the time to plan out exactly what you plan to say during this offering of
thanks. While it is important to speak from the heart, it’s also important to make sure that no one who has really
gone out of their way to assist the couple is left out of the thank you speech.
Finally, while there are many details that require your attention in the final week before your
dream wedding day it is also important to take some time for yourself and do something
that you consider relaxing. Whether you go to a spa to get a massage or spend an evening at the movies, it’s
important to take some time to just relax before your wedding day to ensure that you are not completely frazzled by
the time your wedding day arrives. The final week before a wedding can be extremely harried and filled with last
minute details but it is important to take some time to relax during this week. It’s important to ensure that
everything is in place for your dream wedding and that nothing is overlooked but it’s
also important to remain calm and not get caught up in the details of the wedding. Allowing yourself some
relaxation time will ensure that you are well prepared for your dream wedding and that
you have fully enjoyed the planning process.
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