The week of your wedding has arrived. Whether you’re feeling stressed, excited, anxious, or all of the above; there are a few things you can do to pass the time until the big day!

Whether you’re feeling mostly excited and happy, anxious and excited, nervous and stressed, or a lovely concoction of all of these emotions; chances are you’ll need an outline of things to do during the week leading up to your wedding.

Our advice to you would be to make a wedding week checklist for each day before the event and start ticking through those boxes.

Are you taking your wedding week off? If so, your wedding week checklist will be longer than if you’re working until the big day. Maybe you need that extra time to prepare and take care of some last-minute details. Job wise, make sure your current business projects and clients are aware that you will be out of touch for any days off you’ve scheduled for your big day or honeymoon.

Leading up to the week of excitement, consider whether you will need to take some time off to relax, prepare, and stay on top of pre-wedding planning and prep, or if everything is almost completely taken care of.

Next, it’s time to make a list of things that you still need to take care of last-minute details, gift bags you may need to assemble, floral décor you may need to design and other things you can do for yourself to unwind before the big day.

Is everything taken care of with your vendors; like payment, day-of details, timing, and trials? Is the wedding party aware of a run-of-show and do they have their attire taken care of?

Do you have all of the answers that you need from your guests as far as RSVPs and last-minute questions? Do you need to make any appointments for a manicure and/or pedicure, facial, spray tan, or other bridal appearance preparation?

Have one last pre-wedding chat with your planner or day-of coordinator to make sure that you’re on the same page, and once you’re sure that your details are all taken care of, it’s time to focus on your mental health.

If you’re experiencing any sort of stress or anxiety, take this time to unwind and find some peace before your wedding. You deserve it! This is one of the happiest events of your life, and you should be walking into it with a clear mind and a sense of excitement and happiness instead of anxiety. Take some time to relax with your soon-to-be-spouse, add a bit of normalcy into the hectic week and remember that you are about to embark on an incredible life-long journey side-by-side.

So, take this opportunity to schedule a massage, spa day, brunch with your friends, dinner with your parents, or any activity that will help you feel at peace.

Prioritize spending some time alone and with your partner so that you can both share in the excitement of your upcoming wedding. If you’re having a destination wedding or a wedding out of town, consider spending a day to yourself or with your bridal party exploring and enjoying some fun activities before it’s time to get serious about the wedding.

Some couples choose to enjoy a pre-wedding event like a dinner or party with some of their guests or bridal party, aside from the rehearsal dinner. Let off some steam and have a good time before the wedding!

Make sure that however you spend your time before your special day, you’re enjoying this week to the fullest.

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