Just a few days away from saying “I Do” in paradise? We know there’s a lot of excitement on your mind… don’t fret, we’re here to help!

10 Must-Dos the Week Before The Wedding

{Photo by Sarah DiCicco Photography}

Our friends at BRIDES shared an amazing list of “50 Things All Brides Should Do the Week of Their Wedding,” and we just had to share our favorites.

Here are our top 10 from BRIDES’ list of 50…

1) Read Your Vows Out Loud
Even if you’ve silently read the words over and over again, be sure to read your vows out loud to yourself a handful of times. Practice reading it with a steady and slow pace until you feel confident and calm.

2) Say Hello to Your In-Laws
Touch base with your (almost) mother-in-law and father-in-law, and your immediate family as well, and see if they need anything or have any last-minute questions. Once you chat with them, ask them to act as liaisons to the other guests or family members who have questions.

10 Must-Dos the Week Before The Wedding

{Photo by Alain Martinez Photography}

3) Break In Your Shoes
Make sure you spend some quality time in your wedding shoes so that you break them in before you find yourself standing in them for 8-hours straight. Put them on for 30 minutes a day and break them in with a walk around your house or a quick dance to your favorite song.

4) Sit Down With Your Partner
Spend a little quality time together, going over your love story from start until now. Remind each other how much you love each other and how excited you both are for a future together.

5) Get Rehearsed
Confirm all the details of your wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Make sure the wedding party knows where to be and when.

10 Must-Dos the Week Before The Wedding

{Photo by Sarah DiCicco Photography}

6) Enjoy Your Bridesmaids
If your bridesmaids traveled in for your wedding, carve out some time to hang out and do some relaxing pre-wedding together.

7) Decide Where You Want Your First Look to Be
Whether you have a special spot in mind or want to check in with the photographer beforehand, pick out the spot where you want to see each other for the first time ahead of the wedding.

8) Double Check Your Master To-Do List
Run through your master to-do list one final time and see if there’s anything you forgot to do or saved for the very last-minute. If you find there are a lot of tasks left, delegate them out to trusty bridesmaids or family members.

10 Must-Dos the Week Before The Wedding

{Photo by Alain Martinez Photography}

9) Write the Groom a Love Letter
Jot down a couple of words and feelings for your soon-to-be hubby to read on the morning of the wedding. It will help get him excited and emotional for the day ahead of both of you.

10) Take a Deep Breath
Take a lot of these. They are unlimited. They are free. They are more than necessary. Please don’t forget that.

{ See the full list of “50 Things All Brides Should Do the Week of Their Wedding” on brides.com }
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28 Mar 2017

When it comes to wedding etiquette advice, we always turn to Anna Post. The great-great-granddaughter of famed Emily Post, Anna shares her tips with our friends at Inside Weddings.

While we believe the key to a memorable wedding is in personalized details, we just had to share Anna’s expert advice on the top four wedding traditions worth holding onto…

4 Wedding Tradition Musts

{Photo by Bradeon Flynn Photography}

“Traditions exist for many reasons: practicality, superstition, habit,” Anna shares in her column. “When it comes to etiquette, the ones to keep are the ones that help you to honor and show respect for the people who help you marry – even if the tradition in question may feel burdensome or old-fashioned at first.”

Top traditions couples should not forgo:

1) Paper Invitations
Your wedding invitations set the tone for the big day and serve as a way to tell guests this event is “worth making a fuss over.” As Anna explains, “paper invitations have substance that helps create a gravitas that a computer screen just can’t replicate.”

Wedding Tradition Must: Paper Invitations

{Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography}

2) Visit with Guests
Whether it’s a formal receiving line, a chat during the cocktail reception or a special table visit during dinner, making time for your guests is key. As Anna shares, “one of the most important duties you have is to personally speak with and thank each and every guest for attending your wedding.”

3) Cut the Cake Early
As well as a truly sweet tradition, the cutting of the cake also provides a tactful signal that guests may leave without being thought rude—and ensures they won’t miss a special moment. Anna notes, “plan to cut the cake not long after dinner is finished so that older guests and guests with small children can make their exit at a reasonable hour.”

Wedding Tradition Must: Cut the Cake Early

{Photo by Nancy Cohn Photography}

4) Send Prompt, Handwritten Thank-You Notes
While some say couples have up to a year to send their notes, Anna says it’s best to ensure your thank yous are in the mail by three months after the honeymoon. Adding, “while it’s important that the notes go out on time, it’s just as important that they are handwritten and unique to each guest.”

…need help with your Thank-You notes? Inside Weddings has some great advice on how to write a thoughtful, personalized message.

What wedding traditions are most important to you? Do tell!


See the full article on InsideWeddings.com

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Trends come and go, but your wedding photos last forever—and what truly makes your wedding memorable is the details.

2017 Hottest Wedding Trends
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With more than 90 years of combined experience, our team weighs in on this year’s wedding trends and what has helped ensure all of our recent Breakers brides’ (and grooms’) dreams come true.

What’s IN:

Hottest wedding trends that are turning up the heat…

2017 Hottest Wedding Trends

  • Dessert Bar: Everyone love sweets… treat your guests to a delicious interactive experience with an oversized dessert bar. Our favorites? The Breakers Cookie Shop, Cake Bar or Black Tap styled Milkshake Bar.
  • Live Entertainment: And we’re not referring to your band. This year, couples are turning to celebrity musicians and big name acts for special appearances and truly memorable performances.
  • First Look: While the sentimental tradition of seeing each other for the first time during your ceremony is one we value and respect, our team always suggests a couple see each other beforehand. When you can setup a “First Look,” it provides your photographer and videographer with an opportunity to fully capture your emotional reactions… leaving you with a beautiful moment you can treasure forever.
  • Extended Wedding Weekend: Get the celebration started early with a relaxed, Welcome Party. If most of your guests are from out-of-town, or simply people you haven’t seen in a while, a welcome party is a great way to greet everyone in a laid-back, no-pressure atmosphere. Why should the fun end after the wedding? Continue the celebration and weekend-long wedding excitement with a send-off brunch the next day.

What’s OUT:

Trendy wedding fun that’s ready for an update…

2017 Hottest Wedding Trends

{Photo by Christian Oth Studio}

  • Specialty Cocktails: While delicious drinks are a wedding must, personalize the cocktail experience further for your guests with themed stations—consider a Bourbon Bar, Champagne Bar or Craft Cocktail Bar.
  • Bouquet Toss: In lieu of the traditional bouquet toss, ask your band or DJ to play a high energy last dance mash up or Hora Loca (“Crazy Hour”) dance set. Also consider a sweet send off with an edible favor to go.
  • Guest Book: Ditch the traditional guest book and opt for something fun and unique. We’re loving BRIDES’ 20 creative ideas.

Breakers Bride Tip: Combine your special memories and the resort’s storied history and have your guests sign The Breakers History Book! Also makes a lovely coffee table book…

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