Well, we know we don’t need to tell you, but the morning of your big day may get a little stressful or you might just be a ball of nerves.
We envy those brides that are cool as a cucumber on the big day, but let’s be honest here…that’s not going to be everyone!! So, if you’re stressing over every minuscule detail or worried about standing up in front of a large group of people there are ways to calm and refocus your energy on what a happy and special day you’re about to begin.
We know every bride is different, so some tips may be more relevant than others, but the most important thing is remembering that this day is about celebrating your love for one another. All the details are just details after all and a loose curl or a misplaced centrepiece isn’t going to make the day any less special. So, in attempts to help you become one of those happy, glowy brides we all envy we’ve created a list of tips to help you keep calm and collected on the morning of your wedding.
Get a good night’s sleep the night before
After the rehearsal dinner, give one last kiss to your soon-to-be, do your evening beauty regime, put on some cute and cosy jammies and slip into a freshly made bed. A good night’s sleep will help you stay clear and focused the next morning. You don’t want to be a sleepy, irritable (or hungover!) bride…and trust us, no one else wants that either. After a good night’s rest, you’ll be ready to start the busy day fresh as a daisy!
Lay out your dress and accessories
Planning ahead is always a good idea, so laying out everything you need the night before or the morning of will help ease some stress. By having each detail of your ensemble laid out and in order, you’ll save time and the avoid the frantic search for a missing earring or undergarments.
Eat a healthy breakfast
Yes!!! Eat! Do not forget to eat a little something before you begin the busy day ahead. No one wants a hangry bride to deal with. Stick to healthier options that will help you stay full and fuel you until the afternoon or evening meal. Stay away from greasy foods that will make you feel bloated or sluggish.
Take a minute to yourself
It’s your big day! It’s more than okay to take a minute to yourself to breath and also take in the day ahead. Whether that means starting the morning with a relaxing bubble bath or enjoying a nice cup of tea in peace, make sure to set aside a little time to quiet your mind.
Set a timeline for getting ready
Again, it never hurts to prepare ahead of time. Set a timeline for hair and makeup, who is getting primped and when. With a strict timeline in place, everyone will know where they need to be and when. If you’re getting your hair and makeup done professionally, talk to your hair and makeup artists about the timeline and schedule out how the day will proceed. Be sure to have your maid of honour on hand (because you shouldn’t have to worry about this!) to keep all bridesmaids ready and accounted for when it’s their turn in the chair.
Create a fun and relaxing atmosphere
Put one of your bridesmaids in charge of a getting ready playlist to boost the mood, or create a list of your favourite tunes that are sure to get you in a happy mood. If needed, it never hurts to light some relaxing candles to keep a calming scent flowing through the room.
Enjoy the moment with some bubbles
Now that you’ve got all the details nailed down, pop some prosecco and celebrate the day with your girls! Take in the moment, listen to the music, and enjoy every minute of this very special morning with your support system right there with you! Of course, don’t go overboard there’s a long day ahead!
Let go of the planning
You’re here, you’ve made it to you wedding day. You’ve planned and planned, so let go an relax and know that everything will be okay no matter what. Not everything will go according to plan, and you know what, that’s OKAY!! You’ve already planned and timed the day’s details out with vendors and the bridal party, so leave the rest to your wedding planner and just soak in the day as it comes.
Leave extra time
It never hurts to leave a little extra time in your routine. Not everything will run on schedule. So planning a little room for error will help ease the stress and lessen the need to rush around from bridal prep to ceremony venue.