Re: Call/Text her before date? Or no...
Once you've set up a meet up with time and place you need to be mindful that you can't steer anything anywhere. When you try to its going to be awkward unless they like to text way more than you.
My suggestion is only text 2 to 3 days before the meet up or the day of. I used to text the day before but it usually became useless because people will change their minds last minute anyways.. I believe its more efficient to ask if things are still on in the 2 to 3 day period because anyone cab back out and make new plans. On the day of i usually text first sometime around noon saying 'going to be xx minutes late' which means nothing because you still plan to show up. This gives them the chance to back out too.
Every moment counts, get out of your head and enjoy it.