If you are soon to be married, there is indeed much to organise, as you approach a major milestone in your life, and if another person is handling all the wedding reception details, this takes most of the strain out of getting married. With so much to do, here is a checklist specifically for the bride to be, to ensure that nothing is overlooked on the big day.
- Bridal Gown – No doubt you have a local seamstress to make those tiny little adjustments, and this is something to nail as soon as possible. You should have a full dress rehearsal 4-5 days prior to the actual date, which will allow you to iron out any minor issues, and once you are confident with the way you look, you can focus on other aspects of the wedding.
- Hair & Make-Up – If you are based in Sydney, there are trendy Bondi Junction hairdressers with extensive experience with bridal hair styles, and make the booking well in advance to ensure that you have your slot at the right time on the morning of your wedding. If possible, have the hairstylist come to you, which saves you a lot of time, and by discussing hairstyles in advance, you won’t have to make any hairstyle choices on the day.
- Bridesmaids – Most mothers like to take care of the bridesmaids, and if your mum has that in hand, that’s a big relief, if not, keep in daily contact with all those involved, making sure they have everything they need. You might want to designate this to one of the bridesmaids, and she will ensure that all the girls have what they need and that they are fully prepared.
- Honeymoon Arrangements – While your partner will be handling your honeymoon, you do need to pack and make sure that you have not forgotten anything. Check your honeymoon destination for things like vaccinations, and, of course, make sure that you both have visas, if that is necessary.
- The Wedding Videographer – Obviously, you want a professional wedding photographer to record the magic day, and it is a good idea to touch bases the day before, just to make sure that he or she is prepared. The photographer would take a lot of raw video footage, which they would use to create your wedding DVD, which would also contain all of the still images taken on the day.
- Jewellery – Your jewellery is an important accessory, so do spend the time thinking about what to wear regarding accessories, and of course, you will be wearing your wedding ring by the time the ceremony is complete, and if you have already seen the wedding ring, you can wear suitable jewellery items to complement the diamond wedding ring.
If you are a nervous person, try to keep your mind occupied in the days leading up to the wedding, and use this checklist to ensure that you have covered everything. Once you have made the pledge to your partner, you can both look forward to experiencing a day that you will both cherish for many years to come.