After months (or possibly years!) of planning, your wedding day has finally arrived. There’s very little you can do now apart from go with the flow. Read our 10 tips below on how to look and feel great on your wedding day.
1. Eat well
If you usually skip breakfast, today is the day to break that habit. If you haven’t had something healthy and full of nourishment, you could end up feeling drained from nervous energy. Stick to something healthy and easy on your digestion, but so long as you remember to eat, then the day has got off to a great start. And not forgetting the night before. This wouldn’t be the time to experiment with new foods or anything spicy. It just isn’t worth the risk!
It’s always good to stay hydrated during the day. Drink plenty of water in the morning but of course, a glass of champagne is allowed as long its not excessive. Many brides feel too nervous to eat in the morning so drinking too much alcohol on an empty stomach can be disastrous.
3. Know your timings
Stress can be a real fun-zapper on your wedding day. Ensure you have left at least 3 hours to get ready to avoid being pressed for time. It’s also a good idea to film or take photographs of the bustling of your dress. Take a friend or bridesmaid with you to your fitting and make sure they know how to do it for you.
4. Break in those shoes
Take the time to break in your shoes several weeks before the wedding day. Even if you’re used to wearing heels on a daily basis, you’ll want to make sure you’re not setting yourself up for blisters. Put them on and walk around the house for an hour or two several times until they feel good. Sound advice is to bring a backup pair of sandals or flats just in case.
5. Nominate a ‘point person’
This is an ideal time to nominate a member of your family or head bridesmaid to be your point person. Make sure you discuss the day with them and hand them your phone! This keeps your stress level to a minimum and they will be able to deal with anything and you will be able to relax and enjoy the day.
6. Have fun… this is meant to be the best day of your life!
Try not to take everything too seriously. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind so why not make a playlist of upbeat songs to get the day off on the right foot. Create an atmosphere you want to remember, awash with laughter and chatter.
7. Wear the right clothing
When getting dressed in the morning, pre hair and make-up, seriously consider wearing a zip-up jumper or hoodie. You don’t want your hair to be perfectly formed with a perfectly made-up face and then have to pull a t-shirt or jumper over your head. Try and avoid bra straps too, as strap marks on the skin can be unsightly.
8. Create an emergency kit
Consider an “emergency kit” filled with items you may need on your wedding day. Fill a small bag with items such as a travel size sewing kit, clear nail polish, throat lozenges, aspirin, plasters and shoe pads, mini deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, breath mints, feminine hygiene products and hand cream. Stash an energy snack in there too.
9. Make sure you have everything prepared for the wedding night
If you are going away or staying away from home on your wedding night, pack your case early and nominate someone to take it to the venue for you.
10. Stop to take it all in during the ceremony & evening
Ask your point person to include a “deep breath” moment so you can look over the audience, with your spouse, and embed the memory into your brain. All too often, the day goes by in flash so it’s good to take time out to take it all in!
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