HOW COULD YOU PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE MORNING OF YOUR WEDDING?
Many Brides often wonder how the morning of their wedding could look like and although it might often seem like an organised chaos, there’s a few things you can consider in preparation to your special day.
Over the next few paragraphs, we will be bringing to you a list of things that will make this process easier and more relaxed, so that you can enjoy this moment of pampering before your all-important marriage ceremony.
Is there any part of the morning of the wedding you’re most concerned about or looking forward to?
Let us know your thoughts on this subject in the comments below.
LIST OF JOBS
Our number one advice is to create a list of jobs which you can delegate to your Maid of Honour, Bridesmaids, your Groom-to-be, Best Man, Ushers, Parents, etc.
You won’t be able to do it all by yourself and you don’t have to! There’s a reason why you’ve selected these important people to give you a helping hand on the most important day of your life!
Trust us, they’ll also love having the responsibility and being involved.
It might also be a good idea to have these lists printed for them and given out on the morning of the wedding.
GOOD NIGHT SLEEP
This applies to Brides or Grooms, having stag dos or hen dos on the night prior to your wedding is definitely not a good idea, nor is it staying up late, and although you might have a lot going through your head, try and relax and put your head to rest at a reasonable time.
Your wedding day goes fast but it is also a long day with most preparations starting around 8am.
There are many solutions that might help you relax on the night prior to your wedding such as essential oils, relaxing music or ambient lighting.
Have you got any suggestions on how best to relax before your sleep? Remember sharing is caring and all advice can be found helpful!
Don’t underestimate a good base and start to your day!
This is particularly important and although you might not feel like eating much, make sure you have what you enjoy for breakfast and that is also fairly filling, as your first meal after that will be your Wedding Breakfast, normally served around 5pm.
You simply don’t want to be feeling faintly, hungry or dehydrated on the day of your wedding, so please make sure you take this part seriously!
If you’re planning to nibble on things throughout the day – it might be useful to purchase the same lipstick your make up artist will be using on the morning of your wedding, for touch ups.
It is very important to consider the space you’ll be getting ready in too!
Does it have plenty daylight? Does it have easy access to the bathroom? Is it large enough for your group? Is it equipped with enough of and correct furnishings for hair and make up?
At Broxmouth Park, we’re delighted to offer a dedicated room for Bridal Preparation with plenty day light, two toilets and a full bathroom facility – large enough to accommodate a Bridal Party of up to 10 ladies.
Have you decided if you’ll be getting ready at home or at your venue?
It is imperative to get your timings right, because you do not want to feel rushed on the morning of your wedding. You want to create as much of a relaxing atmosphere as possible, right?
Good idea is to put your hair and make up teams in touch with each other and listen to their advice – they’ll know exactly how much time will be needed to make sure you’ve also got some spare time for breaks and any emergencies.
There are also businesses out there that provide a full service in one place for you – if you’re not sure of how to “marry” the two together, you might want to consider that option too.
It is advisable to keep your dresses out of the bags and hang as high as possible to let the fabric breath.
If your dresses need to be transported on the morning of your wedding, you might need to place them in a steamy shower room to get rid of the creases from transport.
On the other hand, if you will need to arrange for steaming service for the morning of your wedding, make sure you arrange this well in advance as a lot of dry-cleaning businesses will be closed at the weekends.
Additionally, you might want to keep your dress as far away from any make up and bring in a specialist to help you get in your dress when you’re ready. Remember, your Bridesmaids might have never done this before and they will also be wearing make up already.
Is there anything else you’d add to the care necessary to look after your wedding dress on the morning of your wedding? Comment below!
GATEKEEPER & PEACEMAKERS
Having a dedicated person or a Wedding Planner on the morning of your wedding can save you many unnecessary conversations or “helpful” visits. The less people helping, the better too!
Nobody will question if your Mum or Wedding Planner opens the doors and says you’re busy with the photographer 😊
We’ve seen this forgotten about so many times especially when the ceremony is held at a venue.
Somebody must be made responsible to bring your marriage schedule on the morning of your wedding to the venue.
Without it, legal marriage cannot take place, and this is another reason why delegating jobs in advance is so important.
Would you add anything else to my list of preparations to the morning of your wedding day?
Finally, ENJOY IT!
It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have this experience!
If you’ve taken care of all previously mentioned steps, you should have a fabulous morning, filled with heartfelt words, beautiful emotions, improvised toasts and plenty chat, giggles, fizz and nibbles.
As mentioned previously, the day goes within a blink of an eye, so take the time to capture mental snapshots of it all.
Now, go on, put that gorgeous dress on and meet your guests and most importantly, nervously awaiting your arrival other half!