Post # 1
I want to make sure EVERYTHING has been taken care of before the week of the wedding, except for the things that can only be done on the week of the wedding (ordering the cake (ordering from a grocery store), etc). I’ve heard of brides being super stressed out because of things they had to do the week of.
What things did you have on your shoulders the week of the wedding that could have been completed before?
Post # 3
Buying everything for decor that you wouldn’t think to bring- scissors, pins, etc. I got my dress steamed the week of, got our finances in order so we didn’t have to worry about anything on our honeymoon, made sure the venue was paid in full, double checked that my flower & cake orders were correct, pressed DH’s wedding clothes, colored my hair & hit the tanning bed a couple times. I really didn’t have all that much to do, but I’m sure I’m forgetting something…
Post # 4
@allegrovivo: Maybe I’m misreading your post, but did you really mean ordering your cake the week of????
Post # 5
Flowers, Centerpieces/setup(We had everything just needed to set-up as we did everything ourselves, We made all the food for the bridal suite(lots of people in and out, Cake topper(made as well lol), Picked up all dresses and tuxes… I might be forgetting things. I honestly liked that it all kept me distract because there wasn’t any downtime… I was also extremely calm through everything haha very weird is what everyone told me
Post # 6
I didn’t have any DIY projects. I just couldn’t imagine having to do flowers and things like that the week of the wedding. During the final week I met with the venue and had last minute meeting with the vendors, picked up my dress, packed for honeymoon, and wrapped gifts for bridal party. In regards to your cake I would certainly call ahead of time, I knew grocery store around her can take orders much further in advance.
Post # 7
I got married across the country from where I live, so I flew into town a week early and had a few things to get done. The only slightly difficult task was making the aisle decorations — 12 bundles of silk flowers with tulle bows tied around them. It really only took me about 2 hours of work to get them completely finished, sitting in front of the TV with the fam. I also had to make my wine bottle guest book table decorations, which I did about three days before the wedding. Took about an hour.
I will admit that it would have been nice to be able to have that stuff done ahead of time, though. I didn’t fully relax until it was all done (and the aisle decorations were already set up along the aisle, so … the morning of the wedding).
Post # 8
I did my money rose toss bouquet the week of, so the dollars would stay nice and freshly curled, and finished up my candy buffet decor. To be fair, I had an entire week off before my wedding, so I didn’t have to balance work or school with DIY.
Post # 9
Hah, we did tiers of cupcakes but had a small 6″ cake tier on top to cut. Yeah, totally ordered that the morning before the wedding. Whoops! Just ran into a few grocery stores until I found one that could get it done by the next morning.
I left most of the crazy detail planning to my DOC, but I made sure all my own personal stuff for the day was together and ready to go. We also made the wine box the week before and wrote the letters to each other the morning of the wedding (yeah, we procrastinate a lot). I almost forgot to pack a bag for the wedding night hotel, luckily enough the bridesmaid that drove me to the venue was like “Uh, you forgetting something?”
Post # 10
The week before the wedding I decided I had to redo all of our favor tags, so get those printed along with my DIY programs and a sign for our Jenga guestbook. Then I had to cut out all the favor tags, and tie them to the favors.
I know there were more, but I can’t remember right now! lol
Post # 11
Thanks for sharing guys!! I’m sure this thread will help other brides be prepared for the week of!
@nursemel: yeah, the grocery store said that I have to order at least 48 hours in advance. @roxy821 is right, I could probably order it way in advance. I didn’t want to order more than 1-2 weeks in advance, because I didn’t want to risk them forgetting an order that was put in months in advance. I guess I could just call and verify a couple of weeks before?
Post # 12
We pretty much had everything done that we could so the only last minute things were getting mani/pedi, baking for the dessert bar, picking up rental items and packing the vehicles. It was nice to be able to visit with all of our out of town guests the week before rather than doing last minute wedding crafts.
Post # 13
i made two wishing trees about a month before the wedding. well three days before the wedding they toppled over since they were held by the foamy plant block. So I googled and googled and went to a million different stores to get the rocks, vases, and plaster of paris. I was pretty proud of myself!! i loved this result ten times better than the one before!!
Post # 14
Packing. Make lists now of things you need to pack in your suitcases and things you need to pack in your purse and things you need to pack in your car. That was the only thing I had to take care of and it took hours each night after work!
Post # 15
I was doing escort cards the NIGHT before (gah!), never did get the card box done (had delegated that to someone who BEGGED me for something to do and they never did it!)… I wish I had figured out those little things before the last minute (btw, don’t leave things til the last minute if you can help it! I had planned to do that 2 weekends prior and then had a family emergency that I had to drop things for!)
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
seating chart, escort cards, guest book, decorations for extra tables (like guest book table, not the dinig tables), packing, hair trial