Some tips of 'what to do' for an enjoyable wedding day
|Remember by planning ahead there is less chance of stress or pressure,
you will have happy memories and you will be 'A Vision of Pure Elegance'.
- Plan for a quiet relaxed, enjoyable time the night before, as this is part of your memories to keep forever. Perhaps you can layout your garments and jewellery, underwear and shoes, to start the process. It is too late to be running around the next day, as you need to sleep well, or at least be centred.
- Check that you have prepared your hair the day before as recommended by your stylist. Often washing it prior to the day. If you have a massage the day before, wash your hair well after, as oil can leave a residue, making your hair floppy.
- On the day of your wedding and before hair and makeup is done, be ready by showering and wearing button through, or strapless tops in summer, or a robe for ease of removal.
- Start the day off with a nourishing breakfast, as all brides need that extra energy to survive what can be a long day. It is also a good idea to nominate a friend or family member to prepare light snacks, drinks, water, fruit platters and small bite sized sandwiches to be eaten before cleaning your teeth for your makeup.
- Limit champagne and alternate with water to prevent headaches or light-headedness. It is not a good look to see the bride fall off her shoes!
- Relaxing music can soothe the nerves and limit the guests who think it is alright to drop in at this time. It can become rather noisy which can put you on edge.
- Bring items like a silk scarf, if you need to put the gown over your head, scissors to cut labels, tags and what your veil was hanging up with. Have a helper check the areas for photos: bedroom, lounge, garden, and balcony, are kept tidy, as it is easy for it to look like a bombsite has hit.
- Pack your ‘JUST IN CASE KIT’ for your ceremony/photo session. Have an esky with cold drinks at photo time for all the party. A good job for the guys. Be sure to include, hairpins if you remove your veil, lipstick, and powder for touch up and tears. The ‘something old and borrowed’ hanky comes in handy when secured to your bouquet, a comb and a small travel size hairspray, (if an out doors wedding,) small perfume and deodorant if it is melting outside, tissues, a few bandaids, sanitary protection, headache and antihistamine pills are also worthwhile. This can be shared in small elegant bags amongst the bridal party. Also add to a plastic bag, a wet chux, and small towel to clean sand, mud or grass off shoes and the train of your dress.