Planning + preparation are the keys to a stressful wedding day. Knowing you look + feel your best is the other most important factor.
When you are a month out to the day of your wedding, it's time to finalize last minute details + get organized!
Four to six weeks before your wedding
1. Get a physical or checkup ~ remember, this is preventative!
2. See your dentist for a check-up and cleaning. Consider whitening your teeth to perfect your smile.
3. Get a haircut + color without doing anything drastic. Practice your wedding day hair with your hairdresser. If you opt for color, make an appointment for a touchup a week before your wedding. You don't want your hair to look like it's just been highlighted or colored in your wedding photos.
5. Have a facial + indulge yourself a little. After all, you deserve it!
6. Make it legal ~ apply for your marriage license.
7. Check with your bridal party to make sure they've gotten their attire ready. Answer any last minute questions about your wedding day timeline + wedding party arrival times.
8. Meet with vendors + make sure all of your final details are covered. Download a complete collection of Wedding Guide Chicago's The Book. The Book is filled with handy checklists and timetables in one easy download that will make your life (and wedding day) much more organized.
A few days before your wedding
1. Get a massage + do something to relax. Consider planning + having a spa day with your mom, mom-to-be, and attendants. This is a great way to talk about the excitement of the big day + relax.
2. Get a mani + pedi. This is another great way to spend time with your bridesmaids before your wedding day. (Grooms + groomsmen can get in on the fun too!)
3. Assign duties to your bridal party. Follow the Who's in Charge checklist from The Book. Details can be easily forgotten, but writing them down ahead of time can make remembering much easier.
4. Go to bed early (or semi-early) the night before your wedding. This may be hard to do with all of the excitement, but you will be happy you did it. Happy wedding!