10 Things to Do Before Your Wedding


Before the big day, take some time to focus on self-care. Attend premarital counseling, make sure you’re getting enough restful sleep and take care of any physical or mental health concerns that may be plaguing you. It’s also important to set aside some quality time with your new spouse. And don’t forget to check in with your wedding planner, who should be able to help you navigate any emotional or logistical issues that may arise as the planning process draws to a close.

Select a Date

While you’re probably already working out the dates that work best for your must-attend family and friends, it’s still important to narrow down a specific date and book your venue. Popular venues fill up fast, and reserving your venue early will give you the most options when it comes to weekend availability.

Have a Final Dress/Suit Fitting

Now that you have an idea of how you want to look on your wedding day, it’s time to visit your dress or suit tailor for your final fitting. During this appointment, your stylist will make any necessary alterations and prepare the garments for pick-up or delivery. It’s also a good opportunity to discuss your wedding day hair and makeup, so be sure to bring along a photo of the style you envision.

Give Your In-Laws, Family and Bridesmaids Photo Albums

Once you receive your professional wedding images, consider giving your in-laws, family and bridesmaids beautiful handmade photo albums to commemorate the day. These are such a thoughtful keepsake that can be treasured for years to come!

Complete Your Registry and Return or Exchange Gifts

Whether you’ve planned ahead with your registry or rolled the dice and wing it, opening presents is one of the most exciting parts of wedding recovery. However, before you get too caught up in tearing open all of those presents, remember to return or exchange any gifts that aren’t your style or duplicates of other items. And don’t forget to send thank-you cards!

Update Legal Documents

Once the honeymoon is over and you’re back to reality, it’s a good idea to change your name on legal documents, such as your drivers license, insurance policies and bank accounts. You should also update your mailing address and get a new postal code if you’re moving to a different city or state.

Review Your Vendors

It’s so rewarding to see all of the hard work from your amazing vendors pay off on your wedding day, and it’s equally as rewarding to help them grow their businesses by leaving them great reviews online. Whether it’s your planner, florist, cake designer or even the person who made your ring pillow, write a positive review for them to help other couples find them!

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