Brenda Keeling Wedding Planner Tips Part 3 – Final bits and pieces
08 Jan 2016

Brenda Keeling Wedding Planner Tips Part 3 – Final bits and pieces

  1. Pick up wedding rings and get engraved if necessary.
  2. Put together a schedule for the wedding and give the relevant sections to all the people involved. Include maps if necessary. i-do has an examples of schedules for pre wedding preparation, the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception.
  3. The running sheet. Decide the order of toasts and speeches.
  4. Keep your guest list and rsvp’s up to date using your i-do guest planner.
  5. Make sure your attendants organise your hens or bucks night at least a week before the wedding to avoid any hangovers on the day!
  6. Start getting into the wedding celebrations and hold your bridal shower.
  7. Have a trial day with your hair and makeup artist to experiment with styles, try and take your head piece with you.
  8. Book an appointment at a beauty salon for at least 1 week before the wedding day for any waxing, facials you may need, and organise a manicure and pedicure for a few days before.
  9. Buy your wedding lingerie and spare hosiery for both yourself and the bridesmaids.
  10. Provide the wedding venue and caterers with an estimated number of guests.
  11. Make sure you have a definite collection date for everyones wedding attire and they know about it.
  12. Reconfirm everyone…the wedding cars, wedding flowers, wedding entertainment, hair and makeup artist, wedding photographer and videographer etc.
  13. Book in the entire bridal party for the wedding ceremony rehearsal usually held in the week leading up to the wedding.


Bringing it all together

  1. Have your engagement ring professionally cleaned.
  2. Finalise seating arrangements.
  3. Write the place cards or have the written by a calligrapher.
  4. Make a master seating plan display so your guests can see where their tables and also give one to the reception venue.
  5. Check all wedding speeches are well on their way.
  6. If you have time, start writing thank you notes as you receive gifts.
  7. Wear in your wedding shoes, and scruff the bottom to ensure you don’t slip.
  8. Confirm EVERYTHING once again!
  9. Start getting plenty of much needed rest!


One week before

  1. Have your waxing and other beauty treatments at the salon.
  2. Reconfirm the bridal suite.
  3. Confirm final numbers with venue and caterers.
  4. Have the wedding ceremony rehearsal.
  5. Pack your bags ready for your honeymoon.
  6. Pick up the tickets and itinerary for your honeymoon and organise travellers cheques, travel insurance and a little extra spending money on your credit card if possible.
  7. Reconfirm flights 72 hours before.


The night before

  1. Lay out your your wedding shoes (scuffed so you don’t slip), jewellery, tiara, veil ready for the following day and keep you wedding dress in a safe place.
  2. Take a long bath, burn some essential oils and listen to some relaxing music.
  3. Get a good nights sleep.


On the day

  1. Eat! Eat! Eat! Have a healthy breakfast and lunch – we don’t need to tell you what happens after a glass or two of bubbly on a stomach full of nothing but nerves – you will be needing all the energy you can get!
  2. Refer to your schedules if you need to.



Forget about the weather, don’t panic about the lippy mark on the veil, go with the flow and have a fantastic and memorable day…because when the bride is happy and having fun – so is everyone else!