One week before, the night before and the day of:

  • Print place and table cards.
  • Call all wedding vendors and confirm arrangements.
  • Grooms, get your hair trimmed and go for a final fitting of your formal wear. Also make sure all the groomsmen have had their final fittings and that their clothes are dry-cleaned and ready.
  • Determine wedding party positions during the ceremony and the order of the party in the processional and recessional.
  • Call the limousine or car rental company for pick-up times and locations.
  • Provide all wedding professionals with an emergency phone number to call on the day of the wedding.
  • Write cheques and/ or talk to wedding hosts (usually your parents, if not you) about any final balances to be paid at the end of the reception.

The night before:

  • Rehearse the ceremony. Meet with the wedding party, ceremony readers, immediate family and your officiant at the ceremony site to rehearse and iron out the details.
  • Give your marriage licence to your officiant.

The day of:

  • Present parents and each other with gifts.
  • Give wedding bands to the best man and maid of honour to hold during the ceremony.
  • Introduce your reception site manager to your consultant or maid of honour for questions or problems during the reception.
  • Assign a family member or attendant to be the photographer’s contact so he/ she knows who’s who.