Planning a wedding can be super stressful, unless you’re the most chilled out bride ever, than I don’t envy you one bit, nope!
During the lead up to my wedding I wanted to make sure I looked my best and was stress-free. And to also finish any remaining tasks. So, I made a plan on google doc’s – which I will share with you below.
This will give you a rough idea of how to plan the week before your wedding. It will be full on, you’ll be rushing around finishing tasks and sorting a million things, but remember, it’s also the time to pamper and treat yourself. Be kind to yourself, you only get married once (applicable to most, *touch wood*) and you deserve it!
Wedding Prep – One week to go
1st November: Zoey – hair done at 10am (cut and dye). Zoey to design table plan and name cards (Nicol), to also design ceremony tags and to get them printed @ Staples (need brown card!), to design table names in frames and design welcome sign!! Joe – Honeymoon plan and gym in the evening.
2nd November: Zoey – make-up trial run. Zoey/Joe – to organise photos for photo wall. Joe – Sweet table check, also do travel insurance and sort Bali Money. Zoey/Joe – gym in the evening.
3rd November: Joe – to drop prosecco at South Farm for chilling. Zoey in London – pick up ring from David Lawes, then facial at Elizabeth Arden at 11am. Zoey to also collect dress and pay seamstress at 6pm.
4th November: Zoey Pamper day – Eyelash extensions and massage at 11:15am. Then go to town to get brows threaded. Get nails done – shellac and pedicure (need to book) – Go with nan.
Zoey – Finish glueing photo props and pay final payments: Photographer, Videographer and DJ Gary.
Joe – Honeymoon plan, to contact DJ Gary – final list of songs, put music on CD’s and double check them and Bali Money! Zoey/Joe to get photos printed at ASDA. And try and pack for wedding and honeymoon.
5th November: FLOWERS! Driving up to South Farm for 5pm, check into rooms – double check we have everything, Meal at Coach House 7:30pm for 21 people & 1 baby.
RELAX, early night!
6th November: WEDDING DAY – Up at 7/8am! Access to the venue at 10am. Take a bath and head over to South Farm to get ready / SET UP everything – MOTB, MOTG, Bridesmaids, other family members! Hair stylists, Florist, Photographer, Videographer, Claire Davis – Cake (TBC) will be arriving from 10am too. 2pm ceremony starts!!!
7th November: First Breakfast as a married couple at South Farm at 9am.
Go home and pack/sort stuff for honeymoon. Read wedding cards and open gifts. Take money/cheques to the bank.
What’s great about making a plan for each day is that you can also share this with your bridal party and family to let them know of all the things going on. It made the week seem less stressful, and family and friends helped out where they could.
It didn’t get rid of all of the stresses but it definitely helped a lot. Plus, I’m a big fan of forward planning and structure. Organisational queen over here.
I also ensured I ate and drank well months prior to our wedding date – the good old wedding diet – lots of juices, coconut water and oily fish. I was so happy with my weight and skin when I got married and oh, I wish I was that size again – a gal can dream – she says while stuffing her face with digestive biscuits.
If you’re interested, I can write up my wedding diet plan in a future blog post. Do let me know if that’s something that you’re keen to read about. Any who, hope everyone is having a lovely morning, and I shall catch you in my next post.