After spending months counting down the days for your wedding, you want everything to be perfect and in harmony. All you have to do on your wedding day is show up, right? However, there are numerous tasks to do on the final days before your wedding to make sure everything is in place. The pre-wedding process may be hectic for most brides, but when you have an organized checklist, you can easily plan for the event without much hassle. The question is where to start? The wedding shoes, the photographer, or the wedding buffet, and what to include so that you can accommodate everyone on your invitation list? As a bride, you can always use a helping hand to support you in your decisions and place them in order for you. That’s why we put together this brief guide on the things you should add to your checklist to prepare for your wedding day.

Break-in Your Wedding Shoes

When it comes to your wedding, the shoes you wear on that day need to be brand new. Many would choose high heels over any other kind of shoes. This is why you need to break in your wedding shoes before your wedding day. You need to wear them for a little while before the big day to test them out and make them fit your feet’ shape. Walk around wearing your wedding shoes to make sure they’re comfortable when wearing them for a long time. The last thing you want on your wedding day is swollen or blistered feet. You also don’t want to end up walking around barefoot with a photographer filming and shooting the whole wedding scene.

Don’t Spend too Much on Teeth Whitening

If you drink coffee regularly, you may notice your teeth becoming a little darker or a little yellowish. This is normal, and most brides usually get a pre-wedding touch-up to show off new pearl-white teeth on their wedding day. However, there are always cheaper alternatives that can give you the same results. Instead of making an appointment and going to your dentist to get your teeth whitened, you can opt for whitening strips from any toothpaste brand to leave on your teeth overnight a few weeks before your wedding day. In a week or two, you’ll notice your teeth shine differently.

On a side note, teeth whitening may require you to make several office sessions with your dentist which costs you more time off of your pre-wedding schedule. Not many brides would afford this time, especially when dealing with so many other pre-wedding preparations. 

Choose a Bathroom Buddy

It’s important to prepare for every detail of your wedding day. This includes your bathroom visits. Yes, going to the bathroom in a wedding dress with a petticoat or multiple layers of fabric is not something you want to handle alone. It’s one of the hardest parts of a wedding day for many brides. Therefore, you need a bathroom buddy to help get you situated without damaging your dress. Going in the stall alone would only mean you’re ready to risk your expensive dress and ruin your wedding day just for being modest or unprepared. Many brides would also use a bathroom buddy to fix their makeup between appearances or to help with wardrobe malfunctions. 

Create a Shot List 

Your wedding photos have to be nothing but perfect. Your wedding day will last for a day, but these photos will stay with you forever to remind you of this wonderful memory. So make sure you give the whole process a lot of attention. Design your own wedding photo shot list and send it to the photographer you hire so that they have an idea of what you have in mind. Most photographers would here ask you to provide them with pictures that are taken the same way you plan to have your wedding photos to give them something to work on before the big day. This way they can mimic your ideas and give you the closest shots to what you had in mind. 

Your wedding photo shot list should include photos of you getting your makeup and hair done, your hairstyle from the back, your wedding dress, photos of you putting on your shoes, as well as full-length photos of you in your wedding dress. You should also include photos of your jewelry, veil, and separate pictures of you holding the bouquet in the wedding shot list. 

It’s important to include full-length photos of the groom, accessories shots of their shoes, bow tie or tie, and separate shots of them doing up their shoes. That said, the groom should have the same style of photos taken for the bride and her bridesmaids. For example, shots of him looking out the window or cheers with groomsmen.

Try the Full Look Before the Wedding

The week before your wedding is when you put your dress on and finalize the look. You need to make sure you wear the dress, shoes, and jewelry to create the full look before the big day. You don’t want to be making last-minute changes in your look while everyone awaits you to walk down the aisle. This is why you need to practice walking and moving around in your dress and shoes to make sure everything will look fine on the wedding day. You also need to ensure that everything you’re wearing would feel comfortable, you’re more likely to be moving around for the whole day and spending a long time in your dress. 

Try the Full Look Before the Wedding

Your wedding is most likely to be the best day of your life, so if you’re one of those people that get nervous before important events, you’re going to need to practice your performance before the wedding. This includes the dress you wear and how you move comfortably in it. To avoid stress on your big day, make sure you practice walking and sitting down in your full look so that you can move confidently when people are around.

Everything needs to be perfect on the day you finally marry the love of your life. However, not everything needs to be expensive. Many alternative options would help you the same way and keep you prepared. Yet, you still need to try and test out certain things like the dress, the shoes and vows so that everything works smoothly when it’s finally time.