Having a receiving line? Determine the order you want everyone to stand in.
Brides: Pick up your veil or headpiece (if you haven’t already).
Give final head count to the caterer. Confirm all catering set-up instructions and menu items.
Call guests who haven’t RSVP’d for the wedding and rehearsal dinner. It’s okay to do this, you need a final head count!
Call your reception site manager and make sure your vendors all have access to the site when they need it.
Assign your bridal party to any wedding day assignments and make lists/info sheets as needed.
Brides: Practice walking in your wedding shoes.
Put the reception seating plan together (if you’re having a seated reception meal).
Confirm head count, delivery time, and reception location with your cake baker.
Work on escort cards. Buy materials (if you’re making your own)
or work out the design with your stationer (if you’re having them done). Also, make sure you give typed names to the calligrapher if you’re using one.
Confirm location, date, and time with videographer.
Grooms: Pick up your tux and try it on. (Don’t wait until the day of to do this!)
Confirm all final payment amounts with your vendors.
Grooms: Get your final haircut.
Compile a “must-take” photo list for your photographer. Also re-confirm location, date, and time with your photographer.
Email transportation providers a schedule and addresses for pickups on wedding day.
Plan any night-before activities with friends and/or attendants.
Shop and pack for the honeymoon.
Confirm delivery locations, times, and final arrangement count with florist.
Give seating chart to caterer, location manager, or host.
Prepare your wedding toasts or thanks to friends and family. (Grooms: Need a hand? Read “Tips for the Groom’s Toast”)
Distribute wedding-day directions, schedule, and contact list to all parents, attendants, and vendors.
Designate who (reception site manager, coordinator, close friend) will meet, greet, and handle each vendor on the wedding day.
Put together an overnight bag for your wedding night (toothbrush, sexy lingerie, etc.) and designate someone to deliver it to the hotel for you.
Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary with someone in case of emergency.
Put final payments and cash tips for vendors in marked envelopes and give to a designated family or friend to distribute on the wedding day.
Brides: Get a manicure and pedicure and confirm wedding day beauty appointments.
Confirm date, location, time, and playlist with band/DJ and/or ceremony or cocktail hour musicians.
Plan for wedding gifts (and any cash) brought to the party and designate someone to take care of them at the end of the night.