September 11, 2023


Your wedding day is a momentous occasion filled with love, joy, and excitement. However, the road to the altar can be paved with planning and preparations. To ensure your special day goes off without a hitch, a well-organized pre-wedding check list is your best friend. In this post, we’ll explore five crucial tasks couples should complete before their wedding day.

1. Write Thank-You Cards for Vendors:

Show your appreciation and gratitude to the vendors who are helping make your dream wedding a reality. Writing thank-you cards in advance not only conveys your thanks but also fosters positive relationships. This simple gesture can set the tone for smooth cooperation and ensure everyone is on the same page as your big day approaches. This way you can just had it off to them at the end of the day without any worries about mailing once you get back to reality.

2. Pack an Emergency Kit:

Wedding days can be unpredictable, and a well-prepared emergency kit can be a lifesaver. Include items like safety pins, stain removers, a sewing kit, mints, pain relievers, and band-aids. Having these essentials on hand can help you tackle unexpected mishaps with ease, ensuring you look and feel your best throughout the day.

3. Pay Final Balances:

In the flurry of wedding preparations, it’s easy to overlook outstanding payments to vendors. Take the time to review your contracts and settle any final balances before the big day. Adding this to your pre-wedding checklist not only ensures a smooth transition on your wedding day but also leaves you free to fully enjoy every moment without financial worries.

4. Determine Preservation Plans:

After the celebrations, preserving your wedding dress and other cherished items is crucial. Decide in advance how you’ll preserve your gown, bouquet, and other memorabilia. Whether it’s through a professional preservation service or DIY methods, having a plan in place will help ensure these precious mementos are protected for years to come.

5. Delegate Tasks:

You don’t have to do it all on your own. Delegate tasks to trusted friends and family members who can help with various responsibilities. Whether it’s overseeing decorations, handling last-minute details, or coordinating with vendors, sharing the load can relieve stress and allow you to savor the moments leading up to your wedding. Assigning these roles prior to your wedding day will save you tons of hassle!

A well-thought-out pre-wedding checklist is a valuable tool for ensuring your special day runs smoothly. Remember to write thank-you cards for vendors, pack an emergency kit, pay final balances, determine preservation plans, and delegate tasks to trusted individuals. By tackling these essential tasks in advance, you’ll be better prepared to enjoy every precious moment of your wedding day.

Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer (and handcrafter and designer on the side). She serves elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullestSee more about the KLP Wedding Experience!

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At home on the road. Forever-focused on authenticity and the thrilling art of creation; always found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

After fourteen years as a high school educator, I stepped back through a door I thought was closed. Journalism came back into my life. Armed with a Masters of Arts in Communication, I was again challenged and prepared to tell the stories that would become history, but with a twist: It is now your legacy of love that I document. The tension I seek is that from every tear, smile, laugh, and moment of love on your wedding day. 


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