The day has finally arrived! Let’s get you ready for the most important event of your life. You’ve planned everything down to the last detail, so now it’s time to live in the moment. Weddings are fun but can also be stressful, so a little extra preparation goes a long way – and hopefully you have an amazing team that’s ready to pull it all off.
Remember, it’s normal to feel both excited and anxious as you wake up in the morning on your special day. You’ve got an important day ahead of you, so let’s start it off right! We have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help ensure a relaxing, happy morning on your wedding day.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Everyone knows the importance of a good night’s sleep, and that is never more true than on your wedding day. If you wake up feeling refreshed, you will be filled with energy and confidence to carry you through the day. The night before your wedding is full of excitement, nerves, and if you are like most brides—a little bit of alcohol. It’s fine to celebrate and have a good time. Just be sure to get to bed at a reasonable hour, don’t drink too much, and avoid overdoing it.
Prep Everything the Day/Night Before
The last thing you want to do is spend your morning running around and looking for things you need to get ready. If there are any last minute things you need to prepare for the wedding, do them the day/night before. By doing these things in advance, you can create a stress-free morning before your ceremony, allowing you to enjoy yourself.
Keep Your Wedding Party Informed
Typically, wedding days are long. You and your fiance will most likely be getting ready separately, so it’s important that you make sure that your wedding parties know where to be and when to be there. There should be a schedule that everyone is following so no one is left wondering.
Stay Hydrated and Don’t Forget to Eat
As you’re getting ready on the morning of your wedding, remember to stay hydrated and eat. Now, I know that this may seem like a no-brainer, but knowing how distracted you can feel on your wedding day, it’s best to plan ahead. You don’t want your energy to wane or a headache to keep you from having the best day ever!
Have Your Details Laid Out/Set Up for Your Photographer
If your photographer is planning to capture detail shots of your wedding day attire, jewelry, shoes, etc., set it out, and have it all ready to go before they arrive. You should also tidy up the area(s) where you’ll be getting dressed before the photographer arrives so that everything is neat and organized.
Assign Tasks to Trusted People
If we haven’t stressed this enough already, trying to do anything as a bride on your wedding day is stressful. You have enough to worry about without having to think about every little detail yourself. That’s why it’s important to assign any necessary tasks to a responsible friend or family member, who can help manage all the small details. i.e. passing out tips to wedding vendors or collecting cards/gifts at the end of the night.
You’ve spent months and months planning and crafting the perfect wedding – everything has led to this moment. Everything is planned out, and now it’s time to just unwind and let yourself enjoy this beautiful day with your friends and family.
Get Ready and Have Fun
Getting ready is such a fun part of the wedding. The girls get together and start having fun – drinks are being passed around, laughter and jokes are being shared, and everyone is excited. The celebration has begun! So put on your favorite music (you could even make a special playlist for the occasion) and keep the good vibes going as you get ready for your big day.
When it comes down to it, the best way to make sure that everything will go smoothly on your wedding day is to plan ahead. That way, you can feel relieved knowing that you have all of the details taken care of well in advance. It is also important to have a trusted team in place – whether this is your professional vendors or friends – that are available to keep the flow of the day, troubleshoot when necessary and make executive decisions if needed.
Your wedding should represent you and your partner, so don’t let the stress of planning take away from the big day. Be sure to leave plenty of time to get ready, delegate responsibilities, and, most importantly, take some deep breaths. It’s your day! You should be able to enjoy every moment.