WEDDING NOTES: Rehearsal Week

Some of the best advice we've heard comes from wedding planners who counsel their brides to have a special focus on themselves that last week before their wedding day. We like to think of it as the rehearsal before the big event. This week is a critical time and if you use it wisely, you'll have taken a major step toward a fabulous wedding day. Plan your time this week before the event as a way to insure that all goes well on that day.

  • Do your own Dress Rehearsal - Put on every piece of clothing that you plan to wear on your wedding day. Put it all on to be sure it fits properly, looks great, and feels comfortable.
  • Break in your Shoes - Wear them an hour or more every day and be sure to pack an alternate pair for "just in case". 
  • Double check with your wedding planner and cover all the bases. 
  • Send out schedules to your photographer, videographers, and other vendors.
  • Clear up any projects you have outstanding at your job. Wrap them up so you don't have to worry about any aspect of work while you are on your honeymoon.
  • Get more sleep.
  • Rehearse your vows out loud. Don't just run through them in your mind. 
  • Confirm who is making toasts and when.
  • Figure out who will be responsible for taking gifts from the wedding and where they are being taken
  • Call any key guests who have not sent in their RSVP. Or ask your maid of honor to do it for you.
  • Make sure to pick up the marriage license.
  • Double check the seating chart for any last minute adjustments.
  • Pack your day of survival kit.