Last week we gave you the first half of our list of Tasks to Tackle During the Final Month of Wedding Planning, and this week we've got 7 more to add to that list. These are all things that really can't be handled until closer to the wedding date. As long as you are prepared when it's time to take them on, there won't be any last-minute rushing around to stress you out.
Finish Writing Your Vows
If you will be writing your own vows, don't put it off until the last minute. Aim to have them finished at least a week before the wedding. The sooner it's done, the sooner you can stop worrying about it and relax.
Pack a Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Start gathering every possible thing you might need for any situation that could arise on the wedding day. It's always better to be safe than sorry, and if your cell phone needs a charge, a nail breaks, or someone's clothing has too much static, you'll be thrilled you have the solution in your trusty wedding day emergency kit.
Break in Your Shoes
It can be difficult to walk down the aisle gracefully when your shoes are brand new and stiff. Wear them around the house before the wedding day to loosen them up so they are a lot more comfortable to wear all day long when you get married.
Practice Your First Dance
A perfect opportunity to break those shoes in! Practice the first dance with your soon-to-be-spouse. This will help you to be more comfortable when you are doing it for real in front of all of your family and friends. Plus, it's a great break from pre-wedding tasks where you can enjoy a bit of quality time together. While you're at it, go ahead and practice that first kiss too!
Make a Wedding Weekend Timeline
A month before the wedding day the majority of your plans should be set, so you can now finalize the wedding weekend timeline. Send a copy to everyone that needs to know it, such as your wedding party, family involved in the wedding, and vendors. You can even pass out paper copies to people at your rehearsal dinner if you want to make sure they know exactly when to be where.
After the reception, you are going to be too tired and pre-occupied with celebrating your new marriage to take care of some important tasks. Designate helpers to take care of post-wedding tasks like returning rentals, picking up decorations you are keeping, and making sure your wedding gifts and cards make it back to your house safely.
Finalize Honeymoon Plans
If you'll be going on your honeymoon right away, you will want to make sure all of those arrangements are set and that you have everything needed for the trip. Don't forget to have your mail held at the post office while you are gone too.
Using a professional wedding coordinator will keep you on track while you are planning a wedding, plus they can take care of many tasks for you. If you are doing it on your own, the key is to stay organized and get things done in a timely manner and never be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
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Post by Deanna Powell, Certified Bridal Consultant