After all that hard work to put together the wedding of your dreams, you’re in the home stretch, but there’s still plenty left to do! Your last month of wedding planning is in many ways the most important, but can also feel slightly overwhelmed as your big day approaches and your to-do list still seems daunting.
Luckily, we’ve seen a little bit of everything here at Nanina’s in the Park, and we’re here to help you get through the final month before your nuptials with as little stress as possible! Here are a few ways you can approach your last month of wedding planning and tackle your to-do list before the big day arrives.
- Skip those DIY projects
As ambitious as you were in the beginning of the wedding planning process, the final month is when you should decide what should stay and what should go to save time and energy. In particular, if you’ve reached the final month and you still have some outstanding DIY craft projects to put together, find another alternative. Avoid the added stress of another major project and outsource it, or kick it to the curb altogether.
- Meet with your vendors
As much as you want to fine-tune your wedding to the last detail, leave it in the hands of the experts to bring it all together. However, to give you peace of mind, be sure to make quick appointments with your vendors (caterers, flowers, photographers, etc.) so go over the final plans for the ceremony and reception to ensure that everything will go off without a hitch.
- Prioritize response time
You’re going to be hearing from guests, family members, bridal party members, vendors and countless other individuals during the final weeks before your nuptials, so make an effort to reduce your response time as much as possible. You don’t want these requests and messages piling up, so tackle them as soon as you receive them!
- Make lists!
Being as organized as possible is a chief concern during any aspect of wedding planning, but it is especially important during the final month before your wedding day. Whether you’re keeping your lists on your phone or in a notebook, segment them out so you can tackle important tasks like payments, what you’re dropping off at the venue, what you’re giving your bridesmaids, etc. This will help you tackle each set of tasks one-by-one before the big day arrives.
- Seating Chart
Last but not least, one of the biggest jobs you have to finalize is where your friends and family members will be seated during your reception. This is a big job that will have you juggling multiple personalities, past relationships, and countless other factors, but once it’s done, it will be a huge weight lifted off your shoulders. A digital seating chart tool like those offered at tablerrr.com or allseated.com are great ways to streamline the process and visualize where everyone will be situated.