Week 1: What to Remember

Do these things this week
Confirm with all vendors
Confirm with transportation company
Arrange for bouquets, corsages, boutenniers to be delivered
Deliver paper goods to wedding coordinator to arrange
Deliver guest book to wedding coordinator
Deliver vendor payment and tip envelopes to Best Man
Deliver wedding bands to Best Man
Deliver wedding favors to coordinator
Practice vows
Pick up groom's and groomsmen's attire (and check sizes!)
Get manicure and pedicure
Arrange for flowers to be set up at reception
Give gifts to wedding party
Attend bridesmaid luncheon
Attend rehearsal dinner
Get married!

You made it! The finish line, and yet the beginning of something new. First off, congratulate yourselves. You got here, and that’s all that matters.You’re right where you need to be.

Regardless of what’s behind you, how many items you’ve crossed off your to do list or whatever still needs to be done, look ahead. Take a deep breath. Let it go. This is your week to love and be loved. To be surrounded with the people who got you this far and to be alone with the one you’re committing to walk beside for the rest of your life.

Let the rest of it fall to the side. Forget the details and focus on the special moments.

And if you really can’t help yourselves, take a quick peek at your day-of schedule and checklist or give it to someone else who can. Then go back to letting go.

THE REHEARSAL

Don’t be afraid to ask questions at your rehearsal or to go through the motions several times until everyone is clear on where they should be and when they should be there. And most of all, don’t forget to have fun. More than likely the groomsmen will be cracking jokes and not paying attention. (Boys!) They’ll rely on the bridesmaids for help later.

Your officiant and / or wedding coordinator will help guide you through the process, and the rehearsal is a great time to take a deep breath, have fun, and remember that you and your fiance are on your way to starting your new life together.

And since you’ll have all of your important people in one place, it’s also a good time to distribute copies of your important people contact list and wedding day schedule.

YOUR BIG DAY

You’re about to get married. We’re wishing you all the happiness in the world. Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day.

If you’ve joined us in this guide, we hope you’ve found it to save you stress. Let us know – we’d love to hear from you at [email protected]. And if you have friends who are preparing for their big day, send them our way!