Post # 1
Our wedding is on a Sunday. We’ll have our rehearsal dinner on the Saturday night before the Wedding and then I’ll be spending the night with my mom and Bridesmaids apart from FI. I was hoping to treat the girls (and myself) to a spa day on Saturday during the day, with Manicures, Pedicures, a light lunch and maybe a massage. It would only take a few hours, but I thought it’d be a nice way to include everyone in the festivities and say Thank You.
My question is, even with impeccable planning and organization, how feasible is it that I will be able to spend the day before the Wedding doing these things and not running around like a chicken without a head trying to tie up loose ends? I FEEL like if I’m good, I can get everything done before that Saturday, but I guess you just never know what could come up. Am I being unrealistic?
Post # 3
Okay, IN THEORY, you can plan things in such a way that you aren’t frantic right before the wedding. I had planned everything perfectly, so that I could float like a serene wedding angel through my day (also a Sunday bride). Saturday I had known would be very busy, and it was, although it went more or less according to plan. Sunday was my issue. I wanted Sunday to not be hectic.
I could not, however, plan for other people. DH ran late. My MOH ran late. Things I needed to do, that were dependent on them doing what they needed to do at certain times, therefore ran late. So instead of being dressed and ready and relaxed when the photographer arrived, I was simultaneously curling my hair and putting on make-up and helping MOH untangle her necklace and helping DH find his cufflinks when the photographer arrived.
So, yes, you can plan the chaos out, but just know that you can’t control everything, and chaos will always creep back in.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
It’s a great idea. We’ve scheduled doing flowers for 5 hours the day before- I would MUCH rather be at the spa at that time! 🙂
I would just schedule mani/pedis and skip the massage. You can do a couples massage on the honeymoon instead, and that gives you a little more time, just in case.