Your wedding day is a big deal that undoubtedly will cause you a lot of stress, which might keep you from enjoying the festivities. These tips will help you relax and create memories that will last a lifetime.
1. A good night’s sleep
Although you’ll be very nervous the day before your wedding, you do have to try to get a good night’s sleep so you can start the day with a fresh face. Go to bed on time, even if you can’t sleep. At least you’ll be comfortable which will make you fall asleep easier. Bachelor(-ette) parties are an absolute no go on the the day before the wedding; make sure you have yours at least a week before!
Even though you probably won’t feel very hungry, try not to skip breakfast! You have a long day ahead and you don’t wan’t to feel weak when you’re saying your “I do’s”. Try to keep it light: toast, scrambled eggs, fruit, smoothies, …
3. Take your time to prepare
Make sure you have plenty of time to prepare. It’s better to have some extra time, than having to rush getting ready. Enjoy these moments by chatting with your bridesmaids, think of it as girlie time. Don’t forget to take some funny selfies!
Make sure to break your wedding shoes in advance, this way they won’t hurt as much when you wear them all day. Don’t forget to take along a comfortable pair (read: flats!) to switch into before you hit the dance floor.
5. Prepare your thank you speech with your future spouse
Some people can give amazing speeches on the spot, but if this is not one of your or your hubby’s talents, it might be helpful to prepare something. Don’t forget to thank the most important people in your life!
6. Be careful with alcohol
A drunk bride (or groom) is far from classy and if you want to enjoy and remember your wedding day to the fullest, you might want to take it easy on the champagne.
7. Prepare a survival kit
Accidents do happen, so it might come in handy to get a bridal survival kit ready! It should contain things like painkillers, a sewing kit, band-aids, a bottle of water, extra make-up, … Anything that can help you during an emergency.
8. Focus on the moment…
…not on the details! If you have to focus on the little things on the day itself, it’s too late! Try to let it go and remember why you’re there and what this day is all about!
9. Hire a wedding planner/coordinator
This is the perfect way to go if you want a stress free wedding! This is the person who takes care of every little detail so that you can enjoy your wedding day from start to finish!