We don't have to tell you that preparing for the big day requires a lot of effort. From way back to when you first built your wedding website to the endless hours you spent selecting gifts for your registry, it's been a long road, and we know that you're ready to see your hard work come to fruition. But before you walk down the aisle, make sure that you've tied all loose ends. These last-minute tasks are essential for a smoothly-run wedding.
Get together the items that you need, and make sure that they're all easy to locate (and transport, if necessary). This might mean putting your wedding dress and accessories by the door so that you don't forget to grab them when you head to your venue the next day. It could also mean packing up your car with suitcases, passports, and any other travel essentials you need to take off for your honeymoon immediately after the reception. You don't want to be scrambling to gather your goods on the morning-of. While you're at it, head to the bank and pick up some cash if you don't already have it. You'll want it in case you need to make an emergency purchase on the wedding day, or if you haven't organized tip envelopes for your vendors yet.
For a seamless celebration, consistent communication with your vendors is key. It doesn't hurt to shoot them a final text or email the day before your special day to ensure that everyone's on the same page. This also means confirming your transportation if you've hired a service to bring you to and fro. The specifics will vary based on the types of vendors you have, how often you've been in touch, and whether or not you've already verified details with them. As you're planning, make a list of everyone you want one last check-in with on the day before. Obviously, it helps to talk to your spouse-to-be before the big day! But you should also converse with any friends (ahem, bridesmaids) and family members (ahem, your parents) that'll be assisting you on the day-of. Make sure that they know where and when to meet you, and ensure that everything else on their ends is squared away.
Your wedding is all about you and your partner! Go into it as your heathiest self. Hydrate, eat well, and get as much rest as you can. On the flipside, don't beat yourself up if butterflies disturb your sleep, or if you indulge in a stress-snacking session. Be kind to yourself this day, of all days, and try to relax.