Week 11: Vows and Rehearsals

Do these things this week
Begin writing vows
Schedule ceremony walk-through with venue about a week before your wedding
Discuss rehearsal dinner options and look for options online
Book appointments with your top 2 choices for 2 weeks out
Book a photo booth if you want one


Your vows are one of the most intimate, yet public pieces, of your wedding day. Whether you’re planning on reciting words of tradition or writing your own, these will be the words that seal the deal and reflect your shared commitment to have and to hold.

But if you’re writing your own vows, it can be difficult to know where to start. Talk about pressure, right? Just be natural! This is the moment that you get to look your true love in the eyes and tell him or her how you feel. For real. In front of everyone. Just a few words to let your betrothed know that yes, you’re really in this for the long haul. That you can’t think of a better person to be jumping into the deep end with than the one you’re looking at right now. And that come hell or high water, you’re digging your heels into the side of love.

For your first go, write down your feelings, unedited and raw. From there, create your vows. It may take a few passes, and it may take hearing it out loud. But whether you read them, memorize them, or choke them out through happy tears, they’re yours, and they’re the beginning of your forever together.


The rehearsal is your moment to put everything into practice so that everyone involved is familiar with their roles before the big day. Typically the ceremony officiant will lead the rehearsal, and it usually takes place the afternoon before the wedding day.

If you don’t already have a rehearsal scheduled, reach out to your officiant and your venue to schedule the rehearsal for as close to your wedding day as possible. Once it’s on the calendar you can also start planning your rehearsal dinner.


A photo booth is another great way to offer an entertainment experience for your guests. “Professional photography provides an excellent way to treasure the memories of your day, and a photo booth gives you all the tomfoolery you don’t want to miss! Photo booths provide people with a unique and fun experience revolving around a particular moment in time. After all, some of our favorite moments are candid,” says David Chitwood, owner of BotBooth photo booths.