After all the planning and organising, the big day is finally here and most brides want it to be just perfect. Here are ten tips to help you prepare for - and enjoy - your wedding day.
Wake up refreshed
Plenty of sleep is the key to waking up feeling fresh so you can be your best on the day. If you’ve been pampered the day before with massages, facials or other treatments you will look and feel rejuvenated.
Make sure you prepare as much as you can the night before; lay out your dress, wedding accessories, jewelry, shoes and any other items you need. This will save you time in the morning allowing you to be able to relax and focus on more important things.
Don’t skip breakfast
With such a busy day ahead, there can be long periods of time when you (and the bridal party) will go without eating. Having a breakfast that is high in carbs and protein can help fuel your body until your next meal. You can always eat whilst having your hair done.
Allow plenty of time to get ready
Giving yourself ample time to get ready will keep your stress levels down and let you enjoy some down time with your bridesmaids. The last thing you want to do is be in a rush to walk down the aisle.
Take some time to yourself
Find a few minutes to go into a quiet space to connect with yourself and mentally prepare for the day ahead.
Drinking water is just as important as eating. To avoid a headache and dehydration (especially if it’s a warm day) make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. Most places provide water but having a bottle will come in handy.
Pack flat shoes
After the exchange of vows and everyone is settled in at the reception venue, it’s ok to relax a little. By this stage a pair of flat shoes will come in handy to continue on the dancefloor. The guests won’t be able to see what you’re wearing underneath your dress anyway but most importantly your sore feet will thank you.
Wedding day survival kit
You may already be familiar with this tradition, but if not, in case of a small emergency, a well stocked kit can save the day. From tweezers, panty liners and tissues, to deodorant, hair elastics and safety pins, a survival kit is a must for every bride.
You can make the kit yourself or order one online.
Steal a quick date with your new husband
It’s easy to get caught up chatting to your guests, especially if you haven’t seen some of them in a while, but don’t forget to pay special attention to the groom.
Be sure to grab your new husband and together (possibly over a glass of champagne), reflect on the wonderful journey that lies ahead of you both.
Allow yourself to be in the moment
Take a moment to remember why you are here. Look around at your family, friends and groom and be grateful for what is in front of you. Put aside how your dress looks, if you’re makeup is still perfect and if everyone is having fun; this is likely the best day of your life so you want to be present and take in each moment.
Don’t forget to enjoy
This is YOUR day! Let your hair down and get on the dancefloor with everyone else. The day will be over before you know it, so be sure to have fun and enjoy it.
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