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3. Remind your photographer of your must-have shots. Have to have a "ring-on-your-bouquet" photo? Doing a first look? Make sure your photographer is in the loop on your must-have shots prior to your wedding day. It's one last thing you'll need to worry about on your actual wedding day.
4. Pack, but don't over pack. You'll need separate bags for both your wedding day/night and your honeymoon. And even though your focus is on your wedding - start packing for your honeymoon as soon as you can! It's one less thing you'll have to worry about the day after your wedding when you're exhausted. When it comes to packing your bag for the wedding day - you want to be strategic - only packing what you need and some extra items for emergencies. We're a big fan of back up shoes for the dance floor. Oooh, and we love this floppy sun hat for your honeymoon.
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5. Pick a point person. Even if you don't have a wedding planner, designate someone who can help with any last minute issues that may arise. We recommend choosing someone you're close to, but isn't in the wedding party, so if they have to run a quick errand, because you forgot the marriage license at your house, they can. Maybe an aunt, a cousin or friend? Give your point person's name and number to any vendors who may need it. Remember to send a thank you note and present to your point person for helping out. Check out gorgeous wedding thank you notes to say thank you to everyone who helped out.
6. Don't forget your marriage license or wedding rings. Firstly, don't forget to actually get them. And secondly, don't forget to pack them for your wedding day. Your officiant will sign your marriage license to make your marriage legal. Give bridal party members both of these responsibilities so you're not stressing about them on your big day. Also important - your vows! Get those written in advance in these lovely vow books.
7. Get your gifts home. At the end of your wedding night, you're going to have many lovely presents from many lovely people. Don't leave them at your venue. Make a plan with your venue and a couple family members or friends to get your gifts where they need to be. Some venues will even save them for you and you can get them the next day if that works better.
8. Get your gifts ready.A lot of people have helped make your wedding a reality and we know you want to thank them for their contribution. Get all your gifts for your bridal party, parents and the groom packed and ready to go. Not doing a Groom's gift? Simply write a note he can open and read the day of your wedding. He'll love it.
9. Make sure your music is on point.Get your playlists ready! Whether it's for your besties while you're getting ready, the party bus, the ceremony, the reception or all of the above; make sure you have your music ready to go. If you're having a band or DJ, confirm your official dance songs with them, along with your must-play songs for the reception.
10. Have your final dress fitting and pick up your dress.Final wedding dress fittings are best done 1-2 weeks before your wedding date. Usually, only small alternations are done at this fitting and your dress will be ready either right then or soon after. Once you pick it up, store your dress is safe place so it stays perfect. Hang your undergarments on the hanger so they're ready to go!
Working on these last minute wedding details a few weeks, or even the week of, is always better than the night before. The more relaxed you are as a bride, the more you can enjoy your wedding day. And that makes a successful wedding! Happy Planning!