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Is your wedding day drawing near? There’s so much to get sorted in the run up to your big day, from hiring your bridal hair and makeup artist, to finding the dream dress and it’s impossible to deny that with so much going on it can get a little overwhelming.
When the night before your wedding day finally arrives (it will come sooner than you think!), you might find that you struggle with figuring out all the last minute things you need to do.
To help you out, I’ve put together my ‘to do’ list for all of you brides to be, the evening before your wedding day
What To Do The Night Before Your Wedding Day
Wash Your Hair
Hair that has been washed the night before, rather than on the day always styles and holds much better, so if you can stand it, do your final hair prepping before you head for bed.
Avoid any conditioning treatments and even skip the conditioner full stop for that last wash if you can. It may seem strange, but hair that is too soft and glossy is actually not want you want for that perfect wedding day hairstyle – it’s better to have a little bit of texture and grip to it.
Whether it’s your own bag or you’re planning on appointing your bridesmaids to carry all your bits and pieces around for you on your wedding day, you’ll want to get this sorted the day before so you feel confident in knowing that you have everything you need.
Wedding day bag packing will be quite different from your day-to-day items, and whilst you don’t want to go overboard with what you bring with you, a wedding day survival kit has been known to be a bit of a blessing!
Pack all the basics (tissues, paracetamol, blister plasters and mirror…) and then think outside the box. A piece of white chalk can be a godsend for patching up any dirty marks on your dress, a protein bar or two for urgent hunger pangs is also a great idea. Dental floss, blotting paper and bobby pins might also come in very handy, so don’t forget those!
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Easier said than done? Maybe. Asking a bride to get a good night’s sleep on her wedding day eve is like asking the same of a child on Christmas eve! But it’s definitely worth a shot – I can cover up dark circles and eye bags for you, but you really don’t want to be yawning your way through your vows or not make it to the end of the night.
Give yourself a little assistance, with night-time teas, a long hot bath before bed and even perhaps some peaceful meditation. Try your very best to relax and get some much-needed rest for the big events ahead!
Turn Your Phone Off
OK, so if you really want you can save this one until the morning, but turning your phone off (or at least passing it over to someone else) is a good plan. This may be a bit of a challenge when you’re desperate to be taking selfies and texting your hubby-to-be, but it really is for the best.
Make sure that you done all your last checks with vendors on the week prior to your wedding day, so that you know everything is in order and then go off-call on the day. The last thing you want on the morning of your wedding is to be hounded by relatives lost on the motorway or deal with all the little problems, so delegate, delegate, delegate!
The morning of your wedding day is bound to be quite overwhelming as it is, so give yourself a break and cut out anything that might cause you extra stress.