Making sure that you have a realistic timeline for wedding planning. When it comes to the week before the wedding, almost everything should be planned and ready for the big day. However, there are some last minute things that will need to be done in the week before the wedding.

Wedding Details

Planning the perfect wedding is all about paying attention to details. There are a few things that will need to be wrapped up as you head into the week of your wedding.

Check on Vendors

It’s a good idea to check in with your vendors and make sure that everyone’s on the same page. You can ask them any questions you still have and give them the timeline for your big day. Whether you’re speaking with your bridal stylist, florist, or band, it’s important to check in with everyone and take care of any remaining coordination issues.

Your Beauty Routine

Many brides have a specific beauty routine that begins months before their big day. There are some things that will most likely need to be done in the week before the wedding, such as getting a tan or pedicure. Having a beauty checklist can be fun, but it can also get stressful if you don’t have enough time to complete everything. Make sure to give yourself an adequate timeline and schedule out your days carefully.

Finalize Gifts

Many brides give gifts as part of their big day. Having a special present for the mother of the groom or your bridesmaids can add an extra special touch and is a chance for a memorable moment. You will probably already have your presents picked out and purchased by this point, so make sure that they’re wrapped and ready to be gifted.

Check the Weather

Weather can significantly impact a wedding, especially if you have an outdoor venue. You should be able to have a decent idea of what the weather will be like at this point, so you can reach out to your venue if you have any concerns and make sure that the right arrangements are made.

The Wedding Rings

Many people don’t think about getting their wedding rings professionally cleaned before their big day, but this can be a nice touch. This won’t take very long, but can be a great idea if you’re going to have your rings photographed. It’s also important to make sure that you have all the other ring details figured out, such as boxes for them to be carried in and who will hold them during the ceremony.


It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be hectic and stressful. At this point, you’re almost at the finish line! Consider taking some time to reflect on the process and clear your head. You’ve made it so far and that’s something that should be celebrated.


Taking some time to mentally prepare for your big day can help you shift your mindset from planning details to executing them. Whether you take an hour or a whole day, it’s important to make some time for yourself and acknowledge the life transition that you’re currently going through.