Things All Brides Should Do the Week of Their Wedding. P #2

1. Practice your vows

Your vows are a very big deal!

These are the words that really capture how you feel about spending the rest of your life with your significant other.

Just like someone who is giving a keynote at a conference or sermon at a church, you need to practice saying your vows before walking down the aisle.

Even if you think this seems silly, you will be nervous and excited when reciting your vows and you do not want your stress to mess up what you say.

This is an important task whether you are reading your vows off a paper or memorizing them. The following are suggestions for practicing your vows.

  • Practice in front of a mirror. You can use a mirror to look at your body language and other communication when saying your vows.
  • Practice with a friend. It can be hard to know if you are speaking too fast or too slow without feedback from someone else. You can use a trusted friend to speak in front of.

2. Finalize timeline

Your general timeline will be set at this point.

You have a specific time for your wedding and reception. You also probably have specific times for anytime devoted to getting dressed and fixing your hair and makeup.

However, there is still a lot of variability in the day. You have to decide how early you need to be at your wedding and how much time you need to get ready for the reception.

Like most other days, everything will take longer than you think. It is always better to be slightly early than late for the events of your big day.

  • Be reasonable. There is a lot of stuff that you want to fit into the day. Make sure to not fit too much into a tight timeline. Think about what is essential for you and what would be nice to have but not necessary.

Make room for the things that are essential and see if you can fit in the extras.

  • Write out the timeline. Just like if you were planning a conference or other event, you want to make sure that you write out each part of the day. This lets you see the big picture of how the day is going to flow and can give you a sense of where the tight points in the schedule might be. 

Writing it out can also let you see if you should rearrange parts of the day based on the bigger picture.