One Week Until Your Honeymoon!

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One Week Until Your Honeymoon!

Well, you've almost made it to the nuptials, the wedding celebrations and the Honeymoon! Here's one last checklist for the final one-week countdown to the big day:

∑ Contact the post office and ask them to hold your mail.

∑ Discontinue newspaper delivery until you return.

∑ Call any stores you are registered with, and ask them to hold any gifts.

∑ Leave copies of house keys with a friendly neighbor or relative.

∑ Set your house timers.

∑ If friends will be looking after your pets, be sure to give them keys, and pick up an ample supply of pet food and kitty litter.

∑ Change your voicemail message at home and at work, if necessary.

∑ To avoid nasty post-paradise surprises, clean out your fridge and don't forget to take out the trash!

∑ Have your prescriptions filled. To avoid hassles, keep them in their original bottles and pack them in your carry-on luggage (or purse).

∑ Lay out your fabulous vacation clothes for packing (and pick up your dry cleaning).

∑ Be sure your bags are well labeled. For security reasons, be sure to pack manicure sets, sewing kits, etc., in your checked baggage.

∑ Make a few photocopies each of any important papers, including passports, Travelers Check numbers, insurance documents, itinerary—anything that might be helpful in a pinch.

∑ Call airlines to double-check departure times of domestic flights.

∑ Put all your travel documents together. If you're leaving right after your reception, give these all-important items to a trusted, sure-to-remain-sober, member of the bridal party.

∑ Have your luggage packed and, if possible, loaded into the vehicle that will be taking you to your hotel or airport.

∑ All you have to do now is make your getaway, soak up the memories, and have the most romantic trip of your lives!



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