Everything You Need to Do in the 48 Hours Before Your Wedding
Don’t forget to check off these last-minute to-dos.
If the months (or years!) leading up to your wedding have felt like one never-ending to-do list, know that you’re not alone. But more importantly, know that your days of completing one wedding-related task just to turn around and tackle another is almost over. Although the biggest details are probably taken care of by now, there’s still more to do in the last two days before your wedding—like updating your wedding website. To make sure your big day goes off without a hitch, make sure to check these last-minute tasks off your list. And don’t forget to take care of the most important job of all: enjoying your day.
Provide a final headcount.
Confirm the number of guests who will be attending with your caterer, as they need to purchase the necessary amount of food and drink for your loved ones.
Update your wedding website.
In addition to adding any last-minute information your guests need to know, feel free to simply update your website with a celebratory message. After all, you’re only two days away!
Drop off décor and other details.
Bring your overnight bags.
Prep for the honeymoon.
If you’re leaving the day after your vows, go ahead and get packed beforehand. You don’t want to be scrambling to find your favorite bikini and sunglasses just hours before your flight.
Pick a point person.
Assign a responsible bridesmaid, friend, or family member to field day-of guest inquiries, pass out tips to vendors, collect any cards or gifts left at the reception, and keep track of legal documents, like your wedding license.
Hit the drugstore.
Draft an itinerary.
Either you or your planner should email your attendants a timeline of the day’s schedule, including where to be and when group photos will begin.
Print copies and email yourself pertinent details, like vendor phone numbers, your vows, and the photographer’s must-get shot list so they won’t be hard to find.
To be sure they’ll look fresh, go for mani-pedis the day before the wedding.
This story originally appeared on Martha Stewart Weddings.