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November 15, 2013 10:17 am

A Basic Guide to Wedding Day Prep


What to Skip, What to Schedule, and What to Do Today

You’ve been spending months planning for the big day. Once the wedding day arrives it’s necessary to make a list of everything that needs to be done on that day. The following discusses what to do on your special day, what needs to be scheduled for later, and what you need to skip altogether. Welcome to wedding day prep 101!

What Needs to be Scheduled

All honeymoon plans need to be gone over and confirmed. Make arrangements with the person who will pick up gifts from the reception and deliver them to your home. Where and when the gifts are to be delivered should be scheduled ahead of time. Schedule to have the wedding dress or any other attire that needs to be preserved or dry cleaned, and make sure you assign someone to return the tuxes.

What Needs to be Done on the Day of the Wedding

Get all bags packed and ready for the wedding night and the honeymoon. Make sure the rings and the marriage license are ready to go. Flowers need to be checked a few hours before the wedding to make sure they aren’t dehydrated. Depending on the schedule of the florist, flowers at the wedding and especially the reception may be sitting for several hours before the events start. Finally, make sure all shaving needs are taken care of. For men, a barber from The Art Of Shaving in NYC suggests shaving the day of the wedding, so you don’t have to worry about stubble later that day or on the start of your honeymoon. Make sure you pack your shaving prodcuts for the honeymoon to keep that clean-shaven look.

What to Skip

The number one thing to skip on the day of the wedding is basically anything new. Everything from new foods to new shampoo should not be tried on the day you want to look and feel your best. Having an upset stomach before walking down the aisle or trying to cover up breakouts after using a new skin product is just not worth the risk. Also, skip the disposable cameras. That trend pretty much went out when smartphones were invented.

Being organized and planning on the day of the wedding is just as important as all the planning that occurred in the previous months. Making a list and following through will go a long way to making your special day more enjoyable.