A Final Checklist
Its the day before your wedding. Hopefully, everything has gone smoothly so far. Heres a final, and hopefully humorous, checklist and some suggestions to get your mind off everything else and RELAX!
Along with this checklist, be sure to check out the Wedding Day Timetable, Tipping Guidelines, and After the Wedding Worksheets under: For Brides: My Bridal Suite
Before the Rehearsal or The Day Before Your Wedding
____ Make sure your bridal gown, headpiece, shoes, etc... are ready.
____ Make sure all your bridal lingerie/undergarments are ready.
____ Have at least three pairs of stockings available (you wont need them, but youll worry if you dont have them nearby).
____ Get all your cosmetics, hair styling tools together.
____ Give yourself, or get a manicure and pedicure.
____ Finalize packing for your honeymoon.
____ Make sure you have something old, new, borrowed, and blue.
At the Rehearsal and Dinner
____ Hand out all the assignment sheets (let someone else do the work now!).
____ Enjoy being with your family, friends, and fiancé.
____ Excuse yourself early so you can go home and unwind.
After the Rehearsal Dinner, Try Some of the Following
____ Take a long bubble bath with a good book.
____ Give yourself a facial.
____ Clean your engagement ring.
____ Look at your baby pictures.
____ Try to get some sleep!
On The Big Day . . .
Its here! That day you thought would never come has arrived! Hopefully you got some sleep last night, although the excitement was probably unbearable.
Take your time with everything you do today. Allow plenty of time so you do not have to rush. And dont panic wondering if everything is ready.
Rely heavily on your family and attendants today. Theyll be
glad to help with anything that needs to be done. Theyll also help ease your mind and emotions.
Enjoy this day to its fullest. You will be surrounded by family and friends who will wish you only the best. Make an effort to talk with everyone at the reception, even if its only for a short moment. Your time and attention will be greatly appreciated.
If some detail does not go exactly as planned, make the most of it - do not let it ruin your entire wedding that youve worked so hard to put together.
If it should happen to rain, dont panic. Make needed arrangements ahead of time, should this situation arise. Many beautiful weddings have taken place on a rainy day and it is often said that rain brings GOOD LUCK!
Once the reception is over, you can look forward to your honeymoon and the wonderful new life you will have together. Be patient, understanding, loving, and most of all, be sure to communicate with one another.
Have a Wonderful Day!
We at Cavanaughs Wedding Planner hope this book helps in the enormous task of planning your wedding.
We would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have that would help future brides with their wedding plans. We wish you a very happy wedding day, and a lifetime filled with love.