My Wedding Week To-Do List

by Melissa on November 6, 2011

Last week I mentioned how restless I’ve been. So, I’m going to keep myself as busy and productive as possible for the next several days. I thought I’d share with you all the daily schedules I’ve created for myself.  I know a lot of this sounds very general. Tomorrow I’ll be posting more of the details (like what “getting venue organized” actually means!)

Saturday November 5 (yes, I realize this was yesterday. Just wanted to share it)

  • Movers estimate (we’re having movers take our boatload of DIY items to our venue)
  • Go to Tyson’s Corner Mall for wrap/bolero, gifts for Flower Girl and Ring Bearer at Disney Store, and waterproof mascara from MAC
  • Go to fabric store for last minute mess hall decorating idea
  • Go to AC Moore for some wooden crates

Sunday November 6

  • Go to Costco (water, paper towels, large garbage bags)
  • Get eyebrows threaded
  • Go to target for flavored coffee creamers and soda 2-liter bottles (and other various non-wedding household items of course)
  • Go to Home Depot for propane tanks for patio heaters we’ll use at wedding
  • Buy pumpkins we’re using as centerpieces
  • Make sure all details are finalized for the program

Monday November 7

  • Send program to print shop and pick up
  • Drop off handkerchief and string at florist
  • Relax. Maybe do some work from home
  • Organize supplies needed for venue
  • Put escort cards on escort card holder

Tuesday November 8

  • Do some work from home in the morning
  • Massage at 1pm
  • Manicure/Pedicure in evening

Wednesday November 9

  • Buy apple cider from Trader Joe’s (and maybe some other snacks!)
  • Buy ice cream and other sundae supplies from supermarket
  • Pick up beer kegs
  • Organize items needed for hotel Thursday
  • 12:30-2:00 Movers arrive
  • 2:15 PM Depart for venue
  • 3:00 PM Check in at venue
  • 3:00-3:30
    • Movers unload truck
    • Put everything in mess hall at first
  • 3:30-5:00
    • Get things organized
    • Ken to set up messhall deejay equipment, photobooth stuff, and televisions inside
    • Melissa to use leaf blower to clean out pavilion and use push broom to clear “aisle” path
    • Melissa to direct handymen where to put 400 lb picnic tables, how to string lights
    • Post sign listing what family and friends can help with once they arrive later in the evening (blog post about this tomorrow!)
  • 7:00 PM Start fire in pavilion fireplace
  • 8:00 PM Depart venue, drop off welcome bags at hotel
  • 9:00 PM Home, wine, sleep

Thursday November 10

  • 7:30-8:30: Shower and get ready for day (Ken loads up car with items needed for hotel, including dress, suit, etc.)
  • 8:45: Depart for venue, drop of clothes at hotel. Put in family’s hotel room for now
  • 9:45: Arrive at venue
  • 10:00-11:00: Hay bale delivery arrives
  • 11:30: Continue setting up venue
  • 2:00: Go to hotel, get checked in and organized and freshen up for rehearsal
  • 3:15: Head back to venue for rehearsal
  • 4:00: Rehearsal starts
  • 5:00: Family and friends start making rehearsal dinner (will likely be going on all day)
  • 6:00: Finish setting up venue!
  • 7:30: Depart for hotel
  • 8:00: Paint nails, listen to calming music, get all makeup and accessories out of suitcase and organized for morning

That’s it! The details of a bride’s life the week before her wedding!

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