We all have our typical #GettingReady routine, but on your wedding day, it might be difficult to execute your morning ritual. Someone else might be doing your hair or makeup, you may be staying at a hotel or your childhood home, and you most likely will just be greeted/photographed/questioned 45 times while you’re trying to get ready. #Distractions
Set your intention for the beautiful day! Think through your morning agenda ahead of time, and have someone you trust help you make a schedule. This could be a parent, member of the wedding party, host couple, or personal attendant. Ideally, if they’re available on the day-of, have them share the schedule with your wedding party and keep time on the morning activities. This way you’ll stay on schedule, but YOU won’t feel the need to stress. After all, this is YOUR big day, so allow yourself to let others do things for you.
Work with your photographer to decide how much time you’ll need for wedding pictures before your ceremony. Then, think backwards from there; planning for a first look, putting your wedding dress or suit on, and ultimately what time you need to wake up to be ready for it all! Can someone say coffee ASAP?!
Some say it’s the most important meal of the day. Well, on your wedding day, that goes double! Schedule someone to deliver you a filling protein shake, egg white sandwich or spinach omelet. Trust us, you don’t want to get hangry on the big day!
Where will you sleeping the night before and the night of your wedding? If you’ll need to pack a bag, be sure to figure out who can check in and deliver your things to your hotel room or suite. Make sure those room access keys get back to you or your partner as well!
Navigate through the logistics of every location you’ll be at. From the rehearsal dinner, to your hair appointment, to your photo op destinations, how are you handling transportation? It might be best to just leave your car at home or the hotel so you have it in the morning. In case of emergency: Taxi, Uber, Lyft or Best Man!
Staying focused on enjoying time with those around you that morning will result in more memorable moments. Let conversation keep your mind at ease or your favorite song might help you shake off any jitters. Incorporate things that you know you’ll enjoy during the morning of your wedding (think music, meditation or a certain meal) to make it that much more special. Getting ready is half the fun, so make it count!