A wedding day checklist is something you should have to hand on the morning of your wedding. Whether you're a list kinda gal or not, you'll be thankful that you drew this one up. If only to keep you calm and collected knowing things are in order.
1. Follow a Day-Of Plan
Whether you want to put this into a spreadsheet or just have a rough idea in your head, it's good to have a timeline in place. Make sure that you've allocated enough time for hair, makeup, some photos and enough time to enjoy with your gals and family. It'll also ensure that nothing runs over and more importantly, you won't be late.
2. Eat a Decent Breakfast
We know it'll probably be the last thing on your mind, but make sure you eat a good brekkie. Drink plenty of water and don't go too mad on the pre-ceremony Champers.
3. Pack Your Emergency Bridal Kit
If you have time yourself fire ahead, but if not, maybe ask your bridesmaid to put together a little emergency bag. This should include lippy and powder for top-ups, safety pins in case of any mishaps, gum, tissues, pain killers, phone charger, mirror, gel insoles, hair clips, perfume, and whatever else you may need.
4. Assign a Point Person
If there are any vendors that need to be paid on the day, make sure you have someone to take care of that. Give your maid of honour or best man the cash in envelopes, so you don't have to worry about it.
5. Finish Your Vows
If you're writing your own vows, leave a few minutes to read back over them. Make sure you've said all you wanted to and that you're 100% happy with them.
6. Practice With Your Bouquet
Something we hear from a lot of wedding florists is to practice how you're going to hold your bouquet. Once you're dressed and just before you're ready to go, stand in front of the mirror with your blooms in order to see how they sit. Looser arrangements are easier to hold but the bigger, more full ones can get heavy, so rest your elbow on your hip for comfort.
7. Give Out Your Bridal Party Gifts
Another thing to add to your wedding day checklist is bridal party gifts. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen have (hopefully) worked their asses off to help you in every way they could in the lead-up, so it's time to show your appreciation. Set aside some time to give them little gifts to show how grateful you are for them. (Read: 11 signs you have the best bridesmaids ever!)
8. Let It Go!
What's done is done, it's time to enjoy yourself. Let go of any niggling little details that 100% only you will notice if they're not perfect. Breathe, relax and HAVE FUN, you're off to marry the love of your life – woohoo!