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Planning the week before your wedding

Don’t Worry About Time – Really! I’ll keep us on schedule as much as possible, but your job is to enjoy your day. If that means things run a little late because you’re having a great time, then don’t worry about it!

Review Your Dress Bustle – Believe it or not, this is one of the biggest “time-sucks” I’ve ever seen at weddings! It’s probably been awhile since you picked up your dress and tried out the bustle. Some dress shops give instructions for the bustle, and some don’t. Figuring out a bustle on the day of a wedding can take up to 30 minutes, so try it out beforehand and make sure you know how it works and that a bridesmaid or family member does too.

Pack a bag or clutch of personal items. - Put together your reception clutch and your post-reception bag that you can hand off to your wedding point person, who can help make sure it's waiting for you in the bridal suite or your hotel room.

Gather a survival kit. - Toss a bunch of must-have items into a small tote bag in case anyone needs them. Grab a handful of Band-Aids, safety pins, packets of Advil, and of course hair ties.

Enjoy a mani and pedi. - While you're getting a fresh coat of polish, say "I do" when they ask you if you'd like to add on a 10-minute massage. Pamper yourself — you deserve it!

Confirm with vendors.- There's a time and a place for everything. Make sure your outside vendors know when and where to show up. Now's the time to also let them know the name and phone number of your "point person" that day.