Wedding day mornings can be frantic affairs. People are rushing around all over the place, trying to get you ready and you’re often feeling the pressure. There is just so much to do.
But wedding day mornings don’t necessarily have to be as chaotic as you think. In fact, with the right planning, they can be a breeze.
The problem is this: most couples spend a long time planning the itinerary of the day itself, but they don’t plan around it. What happens in the run-up is neither here nor there. They don’t see it as important.
But the hours before the wedding are arguably just as critical as the wedding itself. Without time to get ready and prepare yourself, you’re setting yourself up for trouble later in the day.
Worried about chaos on your wedding morning? Take a look at some of the following tips.
Organise Wedding Cars To The Venue
Before you do anything, you’ll want to ensure that you have wedding cars to take you to the venue. These will avoid the need to think about driving and will be available to transport you and your bridal party to the event. Ideally, you want a flexible service - cars that can take you to your destination early or late, depending on your needs.
Get An Early Night
Don’t stay up late on the night before your wedding if you can help it. Instead, get all the rest that you need so that you can prepare yourself for a long day ahead.
Weddings are actually exhausting experiences. It’s not just about saying your vows in front of a lot of people. You also have to chat with everyone and stay up late for the reception. Some weddings go on for days, which can make the entire experience even more draining. So plenty of rest beforehand is essential.
If you have butterflies in your stomach, it can be tempting to skip breakfast, but that’s a bad idea. It could be many hours until the wedding breakfast - and you don’t want to be waiting all day for your first bite to eat.
If you’re feeling nervous, have something that will be light on your stomach. Just something simple will suffice. You can also try drinking some herbal tea to calm you down and get you in the mood for getting married.
If you can’t pamper yourself on your wedding day, when can you? Before you get married, put on some relaxing music, bathe yourself with some soothing oils and take some time out from the chaos of preparation for yourself.
Schedule Your Hair And Beauty
Preparing your hair and makeup on the day of the wedding can take a long time. Many brides, therefore, actually schedule time for this to make sure that they have enough before they need to be at the venue. If you can, do things like washing your hair the night before and prep all your makeup tools before your beautician arrives. That way, you can speed up the process a little. You’ll want to set aside at least two hours.