Do you ever see ideas that you think, “I wish I would have thought about that before!” I’ve gathered a list of tips from actual brides who have already said “I do.” These will help you to prepare for the best day of your life!
💍Don’t wear a bra or anything tight the morning of your wedding day so you don’t have marks/lines on your skin
💍Tell your HMUA you need to be done at least a half hour before you actually do, as many will run late (this depends on the artist but I have personally heard so many “horror” stories)
💍Hydrate the night before your wedding
💍Pack snacks in your bridal bag so you never get hungry – Don’t forget to eat throughout the day
💍Wear a shirt that buttons or zips while getting your hair and make up done – something you don’t have to pull over your head
💍Make sure you don’t have a hair tie around your wrist
💍Number all your invites/rsvp so that if guests forget to include their name, you have a record of who sent back their rsvp
💍Don’t forget to try sitting in your wedding dress before you have the alterations completed
💍Do a first look with your parents
💍Don’t forget to sit at your head table and just watch your guests for a moment – absorb the moment!
💍Make an emergency kit for the day of! Don’t know what to include? My check list has a separate list just for the day of: Checklist here.
💍Create a “don’t call the bride” list of all your contacts so you don’t have to be interrupted on your wedding day. Find that in our list of questions to ask wedding vendors.
💍Have some one-on-one time with your husband and have a private cocktail hour (or 20 minutes) in a separate room from your guests
💍Instead of throwing your bouquet, hand it to the couple that has been married the longest
💍Don’t rush into choosing your wedding party – things change quickly especially when you’re planning a wedding!
💍Create a separate email for all your wedding related inquiries – make sure your fiancé has access to it as well!
💍Make sure your invites/save the dates/rsvp cards/etc. all match and print extras for your keepsake and for your photographer to capture on your wedding day
I hope this helped you to think of some ideas that you hadn’t thought of before! Want more tips and tricks? Like me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marytaylorweddingplanning.
Mary Taylor <3