You’ve spent months and months planning, and you’re counting down the final days until your wedding. It’s almost time for the big day! And now all that’s left to do is show up, right? Well, not so fast. According to Mindy Weiss, expert wedding planner to the stars with more than 20 years of experience planning weddings, the week before your wedding is sure to be a bit hectic with a few last-minute tasks to check off your list. But where do you start? Luckily, after years and years of planning weddings, Weiss has thought of it all.
Meet the Expert
Mindy Weiss is a wedding planner to the stars with more than 20 years of experience planning weddings and events for top Hollywood personalities (think Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, as well as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi). With her best-seller, The Wedding Book, and specialized jewelry line, Mindy is the ultimate authority on planning an unforgettable wedding.
Whether you’ve left these tasks to the last minute because of the specific timing they require, or they’ve totally slipped your mind, Weiss’s last-minute wedding checklist will serve as an important reminder of what’s left to do. “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 any unforeseen wedding dress emergency,” she says. “And remember to try to stay as flexible as possible during this final countdown. Last-minute tweaks will happen, so go with the flow. Just stay on top of things and try to keep your end goal in mind: getting married! You’re on the home stretch!”
Feel free to keep track of this master checklist, but delegate tasks as needed. Trust us, you’ll need all the support you can get.
To be sure you’re not missing a beat, continue reading for the ultimate last-minute wedding checklist of things you need to do the week before the big day.