Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Essentials for Getting Ready on THE DAY OF your wedding

The morning of the wedding your mind will be racing, and you will be full of excitement and nerves. The more prepared you are, and the more duties that have been given out, the better. By taking these steps to prepare, your day will be a lot more relaxing, and run a lot smoother.
1. You will wake up excited, and so ready to begin your day. But relax, take a deep breath, take your time, and enjoy the entire day. Don't rush anything! It's not everyday you get married! However, prepare yourself to be getting up early, so don't stay up all night drinking. Go to bed early the night before the wedding, sleep is needed, you have a long day ahead of you! 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, and nothing heavy or fried, or anything with garlic in it.  You don’t want to over-eat, but it's important that you DO eat. The last thing you want is to feel bloated. With the adrenaline of the big day, many brides forget to eat. It will be a long day, and more than likely you won't eat at your wedding, until afterwards. The last thing you want to do is faint at the altar. 
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, or make sure your wedding planner has one with her.  The number one emergency item that needs to be packed is a small sewing kit. You NEVER know if your zipper might give out, and you will have to be sewed into your dress for the worst case scenario.  Ask the bridesmaid to pack extra shoes, super glue (for heel breaks), handy-wipes, lip gloss, antacid, breath mints, extra make-up, hairspray, and water. Be sure someone (wedding planner)has a complete list of wedding vendors and their phone numbers are available on hand... just in case.
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 that will help you relax, and that you can enjoy to sit around and laugh.
8. Have plenty of tissues, and makeup on hand from a full day of tears and laughter.
9. Before you put the wedding dress on make sure you visit the ladies’ room. Especially if you have a lace up dress, or have to button a lot of buttons. 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. Have someone you trust take care of these issues so you don’t have to worry about them.  If you hired a wedding planner, then you won't have any worries they will take care of everything. If not, go ahead and arrange this role with someone.

11. Pack your bags for the honeymoon, confirm 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.

12. Don't eat in your dress, simple as that. You don't want to risk getting anything or any stains on your dress. If you are drinking anything, drink something clear!

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