Photo: Page Bertelsen Photography
You've found the man, picked the venue, bought the dress, and tasted the cakes, but while all of the big-ticket wedding planning to-dos may be done, there's plenty of last-minute nitty-gritty items to complete. From guest changes, coordinating vendor drop-offs and parking, and even figuring out how to remove all of the garbage once the party's over, here's everything you need to confirm close to your wedding.
If guests have changed, you'll need to inform the hotel, florist, and caterers: That way they can adjust the seating set-up, change the number of centerpieces they create if it's a dramatic change, and prepare less food if need be!
Confirm all timing: You're most likely going to have a lot of different vendors milling about on the day of, so make sure they're clear on the event's itinerary, where they should be and when to prevent any unecessary anxiety.
If you're borrowing props from your florist, let her know when she can retrieve them: From baskets, to pedastals, and any other supplies they'll want to get back, make sure to coordinate a post-wedding pick-up time with your florist.
Access routes and parking for vendors: If they're bringing in tables, structures, flowers, even five-tier cakes, your vendors will most likely unload all of your ceremony and reception's décor from a large truck. Check that there's an access route and parking available at all party spaces to ensure a speedy and stress-free setup!
Getting rid of the garbage: Delineate who will take out the trash once the party's over, be it the hotel, planner, florist, etc.
Don't forget the shot list: Make sure you talk to your photographer pre "I do" about what type of snaps you'd like to savor for years to come.
Ensure your cake has a stand: Don't forget to double-check with your baker who will be delivering and assembling your wedding-day confection. Also, whether or not the baker provides it, don't forget about the cake stand and knife for cutting it!