Our Director Sharon has been a busy little bee over the last year with the organisation of her upcoming wedding which is now in less than 4 weeks.
We are now looking at the final furlongs in the upcoming weeks and thought we would share one last post on how to be super organised for the big day.
If you’re planning your big day too here’s your stress-free guide to those last-minute tasks and a complete run-down of the four weeks before your big day…
With just a month until you go from a Miss to a Mrs, the main priority is to double-check all your suppliers are in place, and to make sure that they’ve got all the information they need from you.
Confirm numbers with your venue, give your caterers any menu choices guests have made, check delivery times with your florist and cake maker, and draw up a list of must-have photos that you can pass on to your photographer.
Now’s the time for your final dress fitting too – the moment you get to see exactly what you’ll be wearing on the big day!
Take along the shoes, underwear and accessories you’re planning to wear to check your whole outfit works together, and be prepared to make the final payment.
If you’ve been working on any DIY projects, this is your chance to pull them all together.
Organise friends to help you with any time-consuming tasks that you still need to do, and draw up a plan of exactly where all your DIY details will go so the reception room is easy to set up.
You’re going to need some help on the day to keep everything running smoothly, so draw up lists of jobs you want your bridesmaids or ushers to do.
It can be anything from moving tables ready for the first dance to simply encouraging people to sign your guest book, but putting it all in writing will make sure nothing gets forgotten.
It’s also a good chance to circulate the running order of your day to members of the wedding party so they know what’s happening when – your venue coordinator will have put a rough outline together for you.
Work out which suppliers need to be paid on the day and put the correct amounts in clearly labelled envelopes for your best man or usher to settle up with.
This is the window to book in any last hair appointments as it gives you enough time to rectify any unexpected colour problems.
Check that your hair and make-up team are fully briefed on how many people they’ll be styling, and see if there are any last-minute beauty products you need to purchase.
Make a list of everything you need to have around you on the wedding morning too, and draw up a little schedule of timings so you aren’t racing to the altar.
If you’re going on honeymoon straight after your wedding, check you’ve got all your documents in place, exchange any foreign currency you’ll need, and start your holiday packing – the day before your wedding isn’t the time to be pulling your drawers apart to find the bottom half of your favourite bikini.
Now’s also a good time for your fiancé to have a trim so that the cut has a few weeks to settle in.
Buy and wrap any presents you’re planning to give your wedding party on the day and work out how you’re going to get them to the reception venue.
Decide exactly what else you’ll need to transport (anything from cake stands and favours to a pair of pretty flats for you to change into for dancing), and put it all together so it’s easy to get there.
It’s a good ideas to assign someone to take them home after the wedding too.
Pick up any hired groomswear, ask your bridesmaids to check that their dresses fit and that they have all their accessories, and wear your wedding shoes around the house so you’re comfortable walking in them.
With just a week to go, make some time for yourself so you aren’t stressed out and exhausted by the time the big day comes around.
Get to bed by 10pm no matter how much there is to do, and book in a sneaky massage if you’ve got a bit of spare wedding budget!
If you’ve been planning to make any cakes or do your own flower arrangements, it’s time to get cracking!
You can keep cakes moist by brushing them with a sugar syrup after they come out of the oven, and make sure you’ve got plenty of suitable containers to store them in.
Arrange an early morning trip to the flower market to get any flowers you need – pop them in the bath to keep them looking perky!
Have a manicure and pedicure, and get your hair in top condition with a relaxing hair mask. Enough with the wedding blogs too – it’s too late to stress over finding any more great ideas!
Get your reception room set up if you’re able to access it before the wedding. If you’re not decorating it yourself, make sure your helpers know where everything needs to go.
Check that all the table numbers, table plans, menus and orders of service are in place, and try not to get too caught up in any small details that you can’t change – we promise nobody will notice!
Eat four light, small meals throughout the day to stop you from getting bloated, check that absolutely everything you need for the next morning is in place, set your alarm, and get an early night – you’re about to have the best day of your life!