You’ve been waiting for this day since you were a little girl playing dress up with your friends but what you didn’t realize back then was how stressful and nerve-wracking it was going to be. It’s quite easy to feel this way given the amount things you need to get done before walking down the aisle. After planning and running errands for weeks leading up to the big day, you’re already stressed out and tired, and with an extremely tight schedule to stick to, it’s quite easy to feel overwhelmed on the morning of your big day. So here are some tips to help you get prepared for your wedding day and make it as chilled out and relaxed as possible:
Hair and beauty time
It’s important that you time how long it would take to do your hair and make-up, therefore you can do a few trials on the days before the big day to figure out how much time you need to allocate for each. Consult a beautician to know how you should prep your hair and makeup before the stylists arrive, as you might need to have your hair washed the night before. Given how often a bride is told to smile for pictures, it’s important that you make sure those pearly whites look their best on that day. You can get recommendations from your stylist on where you can do the best teeth whitening procedure before the big day. It’s also crucial that you brief the hair and make-up artists on the schedule of the bridal party and make sure there are no confusions on who gets ready first. If you’re going to use new beauty products on the big day, it’s extremely important that you test them beforehand to avoid any last-minute reactions or breakouts.
Dress and accessories
Having your dress ironed and hung up with all your shoes, lingerie, jewelry and other accessories laid out in a place where people won’t sit on or spill anything will certainly make things easier on the morning of the wedding day. You can also do this to all the bridesmaids’ dresses so that nobody will be running around looking for their things. Getting everything laid out on the day before would mean that you can simply slip into your dress and shoes as soon as your hair and makeup are complete. You can also prepare a small clutch with things you might need for the big day, like lipstick and breath mints.
Get plenty of sleep
Going to bed early the night before will help you have calmer nerves the next morning. If you don’t get enough sleep, it’s easy to feel restless and drained on the big day when you have so much left to do. While it might be a little difficult than usual to fall asleep because of all the excitement and nerves running high you can use a mindfulness app or a calming playlist to help you get some much-needed sleep.