Ease into your wedding day with (almost) zero stress
As a former brides-to-be's, we know just how important it is to prepare for your wedding day in every way possible. Whether that be mental preparations, beauty treatments or an hour on the treadmill. Whatever will help you relax, and enjoy your big day, can only be a good thing.
There's no escaping it, weddings are stressful. And they awaken emotions in all of us we have never experienced before, even for the coolest customers. You could be captain calm, the princess of peace, but during the lead up to your big day, you will feel it.
Don't get us wrong, waking up on your wedding day is the most exciting thing ever! But it's also a nerve wracking experience. There will be people coming and going constantly throughout the day, a strict timeline to stick to, and fresh emotions to deal with. Which, when all combined, can create a heady cocktail, leaving some to feel a little overwhelmed. Which is totally normal.
Best Ways to Prepare for Your Wedding Day
To help you prepare for your wedding day, and make it as chilled out, relaxing, and fun as possible, we've put together our top 9 tips for a calm celebration. A set of tips to bookmark in your browser, and keep coming back to as the big day approaches!
Big Day Timeline
Create a timeline for your wedding day. Creating a timeline of when events should start and finish, is a good way to help you stay organised and remain on schedule. Even if you aren’t positive on when events are going to end, focus on when events are supposed to start. That way you'll at least have a general idea.
A Practice Run
Set some valuable time aside, a few days before the wedding, to do a practice run of getting ready with your girls. That way, you'll know just how long it'll take you to prepare for the wedding, and it'll help everyone keep track of time.
Most Important Meal of the Day
Breakfast is an incredibly important meal any day, but on your wedding day, it's vital. It may be tempting to skip it because you're busy/stressed/not hungry/feeling sick etc – but don't! Breakfast may well be the only meal you eat for quite a while during the first few hours of the day. A time when you'll need something in your stomach to fuel all the big day actictives, and soak up all that champagne.
If you're worried about bloating, it doesn’t need to be heavy. We're talking full English here! Just something that'll keep you going, settle your stomach and give you real, long lasting energy.
Prepare the Tunes
Music! Have a playlist set up for the morning of your wedding day to help motivate and de-stress you and your gang. Playing songs you love will make you even more excited about the big day and will help you forget about the nerves.
Have your bridesmaids get ready before you. By having their makeup and hair finished first, you'll be left with less to worry about. Plus, if your makeup is done last, it'll last longer throughout the day's activities.
Pack an Emergency Kit!
Your day-of-wedding emergency kit should include:
— Water & Snacks
— Mini sewing kit
— Safety Pins
— Dry Shampoo
— Lip Gloss
Pick your most responsible bridesmaid, and give them your emergency wedding kit to look after.
Take Your Wedding Photography, Before the Wedding
If you aren’t worried about the superstition of seeing each other before, then take the majority of your wedding photos before the ceremony, or even the week before the wedding. That way, you won’t have to worry about scheduling a time slot on your big day for portraits, and you'll know you've got all the shots you wanted of each other.
Overall, this'll help your day run more smoothly, and guarantee you get the best big day shots, free from worrying about guests waiting around.
Pack a Picnic
After the long day full of excitement, ask the caterer to pack up some food for you and your partner to have later on that night. It's pretty common for couples to barely eat during the reception, still high on events and busy catching up with everyone around them. Trust us, you’ll be so glad to have leftovers when you get home, or back to the hotel room.