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10 Essentials for Getting Ready on Your Big Day


It's Your Wedding Day ... Where to Begin?

Your mind will be racing when you wake up on your wedding day, but all of your preparation before today will make this day a piece of cake. Packing your bags for the honeymoon, confirming hotel reservations and airline reservations, having your license and documentation in order, and preparing payment/tip envelopes for your wedding vendors are tasks that can be completed in the days prior to your wedding. The more you can do in advance of the big day, the easier and less stressful this day will be.



10 Essentials for Getting Ready on THE Big Day
  1. You’ll be excited, so be prepared to start the day early. Go to bed early the night before the wedding (and keep alcohol intake to a minimum). Have an organized plan ready for morning when you wake up. This will keep you from being stressed out right off the bat.
  2. Do your normal work out routine. Don’t start one today if you haven’t been working out, though.  This isn’t the time for changes in your physical routine.
  3. Eat small meals every few hours.  You don’t want to over-eat, but it's important that you DO eat. With the adrenaline of the big day, many brides forget to eat. This can lead to fainting at the altar. Be sure to go light on greasy and fatty foods, white carbs, and foods with potent ingredients like garlic.
  4. If you are a coffee drinker, limit yourself to 1 or 2 cups. You'll get your caffeine fix from this but you won’t get EXTRA jitters.
  5. Have an emergency kit prepared with items you may need throughout the day. This may include extra shoes, super glue (for heel breaks), handy-wipes, lip gloss, antacid, breath mints, extra make-up, hairspray, and water. Be sure a complete list of wedding vendors and their phone numbers are in this emergency kit.
  6. Get ready with your bridesmaids.  This can help you relax, but will also ensure that THEY make it to the wedding one time.
  7. Bring something from home that helps you relax ... a keepsake, a book, or family photo.
  8. Have plenty of tissues with you for smudges or tears. 
  9. Before you put the wedding dress on make sure you visit the ladies’ room.  It’s a much longer process after the dress is on and you don't want to risk getting your dress dirty before the wedding.
  10. If anything unexpected arises delegate the task to another. There WILL be last minute unexpected issues, so just be prepared for it. Have someone you trust take care of these issues so you don’t have to worry about them. Most importantly, arrange this role with the person AHEAD of the big day, so they know they are the go to person and they are ready for it.
Follow these 10 tips and we are certain you will minimize your stress on the big day.

What would you add to this list?  We'd love to hear your ideas!

~ The WhereBridesGo.com Team
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