As a 2023 bride to be, I know firsthand that the last month before your wedding can be both exciting and stressful. If you’re planning a DIY wedding, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do everything yourself. Relying on your support system and communicating with your vendors are often the best ways to ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day – while keeping your head in the process!
As a 2023 bride to be, here are my top 5 month-to-wedding bridal tips to help you get through these last few weeks and to one of the most magical days of your life. Are you ready? Don’t forget to read all the way through for a bonus photo and video tip!
Here are the top 5 things to do in the month to your wedding
- Finalize Details with Vendors
During the month leading up to your wedding, you’ll want to confirm all of the details with your vendors to ensure everything runs smoothly on your big day. Reach out to your vendors to confirm the date, time, and location of the wedding. Discuss any final details about the ceremony, reception, or any other events you have planned. Make sure to confirm all payments have been made, so you don’t have to worry about that on your wedding day. If you’re having a DIY wedding, make sure to communicate any special requests or instructions with your vendors, so they can help make your vision a reality.
- Get Your Beauty Routine in Order
You want to look and feel your best on your wedding day, so it’s important to get your beauty routine in order. Schedule a hair and makeup trial to make sure you’re happy with your look. Take care of any necessary beauty treatments like getting your nails done or a spray tan. Don’t forget to prioritize self-care, like drinking plenty of water, eating healthy foods, and exercising. Reducing stress levels is crucial, so make sure you’re taking the time to relax and enjoy the wedding planning process.
- Plan Your Rehearsal Dinner
The rehearsal dinner is an opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends before the wedding day. Choose a location that is convenient for everyone, and use this time to thank your bridal party and close family members for their support. If you’re having a DIY wedding, consider enlisting the help of your loved ones to decorate or prepare food for the rehearsal dinner. A fun way to prep for wedding day might also include finishing some last minute details for the wedding the following day with a DIY craft that can easily become your activity during dinner (e.g. painting pots, punching confetti, something light and easy but still fun to do with one’s hands). Don’t forget to give your future esposo a peck before you separate pre-wedding!
- Create Your Wedding Day Timeline
Creating a wedding day timeline is essential for ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Include all important details such as getting ready, the ceremony, the reception, and any other events you have planned. Share the timeline with your bridal party, family members, and vendors, so everyone knows what is expected of them on the day of the wedding. Remember to build in some buffer time in case things run late or unexpected things happen.
Rely on the help of your support system
- Take Care of Yourself
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, but it’s crucial to take care of yourself in the month leading up to your big day. Get enough sleep, prioritize self-care, and take breaks to do things that make you happy. This will help you stay energized and focused leading up to the big day. Consider booking a massage, taking a yoga class, or just spending time with loved ones.
Bonus Photo and Video Tip! Communicate with Your Photographer and Videographer
Your wedding day will be a blur of activity, so it’s important to communicate with your photographer and videographer ahead of time (even better if they’re on the same team like here at Llena Vida Media).. Discuss your expectations, must-have shots, and any special requests you have. Consider doing a first look or scheduling time for a photo or video session before the ceremony to ensure you get the shots you want. Remember that your photographer and videographer are there to capture your special day, so be clear about what you want and let them take care of the rest.
Planning a wedding can be both challenging and rewarding, and it’s important to rely on your support system and communicate with your vendors to ensure that everything runs smoothly. By following these tips and taking care of yourself, you can ensure that your wedding day is everything you’ve dreamed of and more.