In 48 hours I will be married.
After all the wedding planning and preparation, we're down to the minor details. But those minor details can add up.
My advice to fellow brides: take a few days off from work before your wedding to preserve your sanity.
Here's what I'm doing while I'm not at work today -- it encompasses elements of everything I've learned from Mindy Weiss in the last 30 days and everything I've done in the last 365 days rolled into one:
Sleep late (my mom, the amatuer wedding planner, says it's important to get lots of rest and concentrate on not getting sick).
Eat breakfast (remember to stick to things you usually eat, says Mindy).
Go for a jog (exercise is stress-reducing)!
Get a massage (even more stress-reducing)!
Pack for the honeymoon (sorry, Mindy, I know I was supposed to have done this already).
Pack my emergency kit.
Walk around in my wedding shoes some more.
Write final pre-honeymoon batch of thank-you notes!
Finalize the wedding-day timeline.
Practice the first dance.
Day 30: What's the proper invitation response etiquette? CLICK HERE to find out.
Day 29: What are Mindy Weiss' top 10 tips for the final month before your wedding?CLICK HERE for more.
Day 26: Great gift ideas for bridesmaids, groomsmen and other attendants, and how much you should spend. CLICK HERE to read.
Day 25: Seating chart strategy. CLICK HERE to read.
Day 24: Little things that make a big difference on your Big Day, from eating lunch to saying thank you. CLICK HERE.
Day 23: Juggling wedding planning with work, without losing your mind. CLICK HERE.
Day 22: Planning your wedding day timeline. CLICK HERE.
Day 19: Unique guest book ideas. CLICK HERE.
Day 18: Gifts for the bride and groom to buy for one another. CLICK HERE.
Day 17: Tips for the photographer. CLICK HERE.
Day 16: Advice on toasts and speeches at your wedding. CLICK HERE.
Day 15: The Big Dance on the Big Day. CLICK HERE.
Day 12: Finding the perfect dress and getting it altered. CLICK HERE.
Day 11: What should be in every bride's emergency kit. CLICK HERE.
Day 10: Mindy's answers to readers' questions. CLICK HERE.
Day 9: The budget and the band. CLICK HERE.
Day 8: Happy Mother's Day to the mother of the bride. CLICK HERE.
Day 5: Honeymoon help. CLICK HERE.
Day 4: Diet and exercise advice and what to eat on the wedding day. CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to visit Mindy Weiss' website.