Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want to make sure that you look and feel your best. This means taking the time to prepare for the big day, starting with the getting ready process. Here are some tips for getting ready on your wedding day.
Get a good night’s sleep.
It is important to get a good night’s sleep the night before your wedding day. This will help you feel refreshed and energized for the day ahead. Try to aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep and avoid any activities that may interfere with your sleep, such as drinking alcohol or caffeine late at night.
(Now, you’re probably going to be partying it up at your rehearsal dinner the night before, so cutting out alcohol or caffeine may not be 100% realistic! Just try to keep it minimal, so that you can truly get some rest before the big day ahead of you!)
Eat a healthy breakfast.
Eating a nutritious breakfast on your wedding day is important to ensure that you have enough energy to get through the day. Eating a balanced meal that includes protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats will help keep you feeling full and energized.
Kind sounds like the tips before standardized tests in high school right? It doesn’t have to be boring though! Get up with your family or wedding party and have a fun breakfast to fill your tummies before you start getting ready! Think pancake bar, mimosa flights, your favorite fruit, all the bacon or sausage your heart desires…
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is essential to stay hydrated and avoid feeling tired or dehydrated. Make sure to keep a water bottle nearby and take sips regularly to stay hydrated.
It’s important to stay hydrated especially if you’re gonna be drinking before your ceremony and at your reception. The last thing you want is a nasty headache come reception time.
Allow plenty of time.
Give yourself plenty of time to get ready on your wedding day, so you don’t feel rushed or stressed. Plan to start getting ready at least three hours before the ceremony to allow enough time for hair, makeup, getting dressed, and any pre-ceremony photos.
Wear comfortable clothes.
While getting ready, it is important to wear comfortable clothing to prevent any discomfort or damage to your wedding attire. A comfortable robe or loose-fitting dress is a good option for getting ready.
Hire a professional hair and makeup artist.
Hiring a professional hair and makeup artist is a great way to ensure that you look your best on your wedding day. A professional will know how to enhance your natural beauty and create a look that will last throughout the day.
Make sure to do a hair and makeup trial before the wedding day too. This way you and your HMU artist are on the same page about the look you’re going for.
Surround yourself with supportive people.
Surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people, such as your bridesmaids or family members, can help keep you calm and relaxed on your wedding day. They can also assist you with any last-minute details and provide emotional support.
These people should be there to help you! Not to add stress!
Have a backup plan.
Having a backup plan in case of any unexpected circumstances, such as bad weather or traffic delays, can help reduce stress and anxiety on your wedding day. Make sure to have a backup location for getting ready and a plan in place to deal with any unforeseen events.
Bringing snacks and drinks to keep you and your wedding party energized throughout the day is a great idea. Snacks such as fruit, nuts, and granola bars are good options that will provide sustained energy throughout the day.
Take breaks throughout the day to rest and relax, especially if you feel overwhelmed or stressed. Remember to enjoy the moment and have fun on your special day! Taking care of yourself and allowing plenty of time to prepare will help you feel confident and ready to walk down the aisle.
Two great moments for breaks:
- 30 minutes before ceremony will allow you to step away while guests are arriving, do last minute makeup touch ups, and have some uninterrupted time to just breathe and relax.
- 10 minute private moment with your new spouse immediately following your ceremony. Take some time together before you start mingling with guests, taking photos, and dancing the night away. The next truly private moment you’ll have is probably leaving at the end of the night.
I want to share one more resource with you to help make getting ready a breeze:
Use this checklist to help gather items that you shouldn’t forget on your wedding day. Keep them in a bag or box for easy access!
Hopefully this helps you reduce some stress before your wedding day and allows you some extra freedom to just enjoy the entire day! If you found this helpful, check out some of the other posts and resources on my blog!
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