Those early morning hours spent getting wedding ready just might become some of your favorite from the entire day. You’ll be getting beautified, poppin’ bottles, celebrating with your best pals, and enjoying one final morning of being a single lady. It’ll be a fun, emotional whirlwind, teetering between nostalgia and anticipation. But it can also be a stressful time! As you put those finishing touches on both yourself and your big day, be sure to follow our 5 tips for getting wedding ready and helping that morning run smoothly!
Wash and dry your hair the day or night before.
A fancy ‘do works best when your hair is just a little bit dirty. Don’t send your hair stylist into a tail spin by showing up with squeaky clean (or worse yet…wet!) hair. On the flip side, don’t come with three days of dry shampoo in your hair. Spend a little bit of time prepping before bed and your hair will thank you.
Lay everything out before you go to sleep.
Your shoes, jewelry, clutch, “somethings”, garter, hairpiece, bridal hanger, etc. etc. etc. Take them all out of their various bags and packaging, remove price tags, and put them all together. Not only will you have a lovely “I’m about to be a bride” section of your room to wake up to but this will also save you time in the morning. It will also make it super easy on your photographer when he or she goes to take all of those gorgeous detail shots.
Make sure you eat.
It’s going to be a looooong day despite the fact that it will seem like it rushes by. You’re going to need your fuel. Choose healthy options that will give you sustained energy without making you feel gross or bloated. Fresh fruit, veggies, light sandwiches, and even cheese and crackers are great ideas. Whatever it is, eat something! You don’t want to be passing out at the altar, do you?
Don’t drink too much.
Go shorty! It’s your
birthday wedding day! And celebrate you should! But be careful with those mimosas. The very last thing you need is to get too drunk before the party even starts. Drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic bevvy and you’ll remain in good shape.
Schedule your hair and makeup somewhere in the middle.
Save the best for (almost) last, right? Actually, as the bride, your hair and makeup is numero uno on the importance scale. It needs to last allllll day. Therefore, you should be the one of the last of your tribe in the beauty chair. We are sure your artists will use products that will help with this but timing is everything too. Draw straws for which of your ladies will go first but the bride should definitely be somewhere in the middle. That way, you aren’t rushed but still have time for a quick hair and makeup touch up before you put that dress on!