It's the final countdown!
You're in the home stretch, brides. Just a few more days and you'll be walking down that aisle, saying "I do" to the love of your life and jetting off for the honeymoon adventure of a lifetime. But, if it's the week before your wedding, and you still have A LOT left to complete on your wedding checklist, panic mode might be setting in.
With only a few days left in your wedding planning adventure, it's totally understandable that a few things on your growing pre-wedding to-do list might slip your mind. Did I confirm the ceremony musicians? Did my sister ever buy her shoes to go with that maid-of-honor dress? And oh shoot, I still have to pack for my honeymoon! We know these thoughts (and more) are constantly racing through your mind and even sneaking into your dreams in your sleep. It's exhausting — how are you supposed to get any of that bridal beauty sleep?!
Not to mention that since, as a bride, your closet friends and family just want to eat, drink, and be merry to celebrate you and your fiancé's upcoming marriage. But you don't have time for fun, you have to confirm the florist! safe to say your nerves are probably in need of a little massaging or last-minute guidance.
But more than anything, the week before your wedding, you deserve a giant high-five and while we're at it, a hug too, because the hard part is over. Now, what's left is a wedding weekend celebration that will fly by faster than you can cut your very own wedding cake.
So before the big day arrives and you're off walking down the aisle and into the arms of your life-long love, be sure to take a gander at our grand to-do list for brides-almost-to-be. It's best to get all of your belongings in order, sooner rather than later, so you can kick your feet up and enjoy every second of your wedding celebrations, without making last-minute trips to pick up travel-sized shampoo or texting your bridesmaids at midnight begging them to help you with an unforeseen wedding dress emergency.
If you think you've done it all, crossed all your t's and dotted your I do's, click through our list of the 50 final things all brides should take care of before their one-of-a-kind wedding day.Photo: Illustration by Katie Buckleitner