A Full Checklist for the Week of Your Wedding

Apr 29, 2022

While exciting, the week of your wedding can be very stressful. To help alleviate some of that stress, here is a checklist of things to make sure you get done during the week of your wedding. It helps to be prepared and make sure that nothing slips through the cracks, so that you don’t suddenly realize that you forgot something on the morning of your wedding!

Things to Do on the Week of Your Wedding

Here is a list of some important things that you may need to get done during the week of your wedding!

Pack for your honeymoon

If you’re going on your honeymoon within a few days of your wedding day, then it will really be helpful for you to pack for it before the wedding day! 

You will likely be tired in the few days following your wedding and the last thing that you will want to do is pack for a trip. Getting it out of the way will help to relieve that stress, and keep you from forgetting things while last-minute packing.

Check on rehearsal dinner

If someone else is handling the planning of your rehearsal dinner, do a quick check-in with them and just confirm all of the details.

If you are the one planning the rehearsal dinner, be sure to give the venue a call to finalize the menu and any other details.

Check on RSVP stragglers

If you are still waiting on RSVPs from people, now is the time to check in with them to find out if they’re coming. You’d rather find out now than have them show up at the last minute and not have a seat or dinner ready for them!

Finalize the seating chart

Once you have all of your RSVPs in, it’s time to finalize your seating chart. You’ll need to give this to your planner/venue, too.

Deliver final headcount

Another thing you need to do when you have your final RSVPs in is to submit your final headcount, typically to your planner, venue, and/or caterer.

Sort decor

If you are bringing any decor that you’ve bought to the venue, now is the time to pack and sort all of it.

If you will not physically be there while the venue is being set-up, be sure to carefully sort and label everything so that the people who are setting up know exactly what everything is for and where it goes.

You can even consider reaching out to your venue and asking if you can drop everything off earlier. They may charge a fee for storing it, but it could be worth it to get it out of your house early!

Prepare your gratuities

If you are giving your vendors cash tips, be sure to prepare these early. We suggest separating them into envelopes, and designating someone trusted to hand them out at the end of the night – like a parent.

Confirm vendors

Be sure to confirm arrival times and such with vendors during this week! If you are using a planner, they will take care of this for you. If not, then this is something you will need to do.

Prepare gifts for others

If you’re giving gifts to people such as your parents and bridal party during the rehearsal dinner or wedding day, get them ready to go during this week if you haven’t yet! 

Pack a day-of bag

Don’t forget to get everything prepared that you will need to have with you on the day of the wedding. This is especially important if you are staying elsewhere, like a hotel, for the weekend. You’ll want to include things like clothes, beauty essentials, medications, etc.

Finalize your attire

Last but definitely not least, you will want to finalize your attire. This includes picking your dress up from the seamstress/steaming, of course. It also includes finalizing any jewelry and other accessories if you haven’t done so yet. Try everything on together to be sure that it is exactly how you want to look on your wedding day!

With most of these items, it really helps to have a planner or month-of coordinator to give you peace of mind the week of your wedding! Check out our sister company, Moore & Co. Event Stylists, if you are in search of one in the greater Baltimore area!