Top 5 Things to Organise Before Your Wedding in 2024

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Top 5 Things to Organise Before Your Wedding in 2024
January 29, 2024
6 mins read

Even if you have hired a wedding planner, they certainly can’t take care of everything for you. You’ll need to ensure everything is set for the big day personally. Bear in mind that it can be an extremely exciting time, especially when it’s only a few days or a week to your wedding day.

It’s easy to forget two or more things due to the excitement. It’s also wise to ensure everything on your list checks out, even if you have been planning for the past one year or so. Being organized will make the day smooth, and you’ll be able to enjoy the whole process.

So, here are five essential things you should definitely check before your wedding day.

Top 5 Important Things to Do Before the Wedding

1. Try on Your Wedding Dress

Try on your wedding attire to double-check that everything is perfect.

You certainly tried your attire on when you were buying or renting it. But a simple dress rehearsal a few days before your day is advisable. It’s just a matter of double-checking that everything is perfect.

Try the dress on along with the shoes and accessories. Remember to remove your jewellery and makeup just to avoid damaging the dress while trying it on. Make sure you understand all the tricky details, such as a detachable skirt, sleeves, corset back, etc.

Be sure to get help from the person who will be helping you get ready on the morning of your big day. Once you’re confident that the attire is okay, pack it away safely. If you’re missing anything or you want to add something, this is the ideal time to make arrangements for it.

2. Check in with Your Venue and Vendors

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Check in with your venue and vendors to ensure that everything is perfect and ready for the Big Day.

You should always have all the contact details of everyone involved in the organisation process. Call or email your venue and your vendors to ensure they have everything they need.

For example, you need to make sure your vendor has collected bourbon barrels from the distillery if you want to use them as tables. It’s also wise to reach out to them to communicate unplanned changes, if any. The last thing any members of your team want to be baffled by unplanned changes.

This is also the ideal time to consult your vendors about any last-minute details, such as weather-related issues and entree selections. Professional vendors will also communicate to you in advance if they have unexpected issues that are likely to affect their commitment or service delivery. Check in with the venue as well to make sure they are set up and ready for the day.

3. Make Sure the Marriage License is All Sorted

Make sure you have a marriage license if you need one before getting married. Or make an appointment with the city office if that is where you must go to finalise your wedding. Know all the set requirements to avoid unexpected complications. 

Also, beware of the minimum waiting period between the time you get the license and the day of your wedding. This can be anything from 24 hours to a week, depending on the laws. Many countries also have marriage licenses with expiry dates on them, so once you pick them up; they can only last for 60 or 90 days. 

Remember to check the marriage laws in your country to make sure you’ve met all the requirements.

4. Ensure Your Planner Has Everything

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Ensure that your wedding planner has whatever they need to make the day run smoothly.

If you have hired a planner, they can save you the hustle of managing all your vendors. Also, on your big day, your wedding planner will be in charge of everything. So, you want to ensure they have whatever they need to make the day run smoothly.

Make sure they have a list of everything they will need for the wedding. Go through the list with them on the day before the wedding. Provide them with as much information as possible on your parents, guests, drivers, and other relevant parties.

5. Make Sure Everyone is on the Same Page

You also need to go through the wedding timeline with everyone just to ensure they understand the programme. There must be an estimated timeline for picking up guests, and you also need to ensure everyone knows when the ceremony starts.

However, there’s no perfect planning. It’s possible that the schedule will not be observed perfectly, and things might run late or even early. Ensuring everyone understands your wedding timeline will minimize confusion and keep things moving smoothly on your big day.

Sharing everything regarding your wedding with a group of people is pretty helpful. Ideally, it’s a sort of safety net for you. If you miss anything amid all the chaos, you’re sure that there are people out there to keep things right on track.

Some Final Thoughts

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A final run-through before the wedding provides you with a chance to update your team on any changes.

Your wedding day might be the one day in your life when you truly want to get things to work the way you want them to. But this requires plenty of preparation and meetings to get all the involved parties on the same page. 

But even after all the preparation, you need to conduct a final run-through before the wedding. This provides you with the opportunity to update your team on any changes, ensure your planner has all they need and go through the timeline with your bridal party.

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What are the essential things to organise for a wedding?

The essential things to organise for a wedding include booking a venue, preparing a guest list, and arranging catering that fits your budget and preferences. You should also make sure that you have the right documentation for your marriage license and have decided what you will wear for the big day.

How can I stay organised while planning a wedding?

To stay organised while planning a wedding, consider creating a dedicated wedding binder or using a digital planner. Start by compiling all the important documents, including contracts and vendor details. Use checklists to keep track of tasks and deadlines. Additionally, set up a calendar with reminders for appointments, payments, and other important dates. Regularly review and update your planner to stay on top of things.

How can I ensure a smooth wedding day agenda?

To ensure that your wedding day goes according to schedule, map out each event and assign specific time slots. Make decisions about activities such as hair and makeup, getting dressed, pre-ceremony photos, the ceremony itself, cocktails, dinner, toasts and dancing. Allow some buffer time between activities to account for any unexpected delays. Collaborate with your vendors, wedding planner, or venue coordinator to synchronise the schedule and ensure everyone is on the same page. Communicate the schedule to your wedding party and close family members, so they are aware of the timing and can help keep things running smoothly.

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