The Morning Of…
The closer we get to the wedding day, the bride’s (and the groom) anxiety increases. It’s normal. This is where a wedding planner’s advices and support is the most needed. Every bride wants to be surrounded by their family and friends, of course. But brides depend on us a lot more than you think. I always get asked what wedding morning advice I give to my brides. Most of the time, people are shocked to know that they are quite simple.
There is more to the morning of the wedding day than pampering and champagne bottles. In order to have a smooth, relaxing and enjoyable wedding morning you have to consider the night before, the day of and the day after. Here’s a list of wedding morning advice I suggest brides follow to ensure they enjoy every aspect of their wedding day.
Eat healthy foods.
Firstly, this wouldn’t be the time to experiment with new foods or anything spicy. Brides should start the day off on the right foot with a healthy and light breakfast. Asking the MOH to pick up something to munch on is a good idea, as this will likely occur during getting ready time. I recommend opting for something high in protein and skin friendly fruits to give your skin a healthy glow.
Drink plenty of water.
It’s understandable that the night before a wedding may involve alcohol – it is used by lots of us to relax, unwind and have fun (all of which you want this night to be). But too much alcohol OR caffeine may ruin a bride’s sleep. Go easy on the drinks. Lack of water the night before the wedding will show on the skin the next day. I suggest drinking lemon water the morning of to hydrate the body. Brides tend to think any liquid will make them bloat, don’t worry just start early rather than later.
This one is my favourite wedding morning advice, I can never say this enough. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. The bride wants to be able to relax and have a good time with her bridesmaids, not stress over whether she’ll finish in time. Leaving things for the last minute is a bad idea, these things add up. Trust me.
The worst thing you can tell a bride is to try not to take everything so seriously. It’s the biggest day of their lives, they HAVE to take it seriously. I’d lose it if they didn’t! But what bride doesn’t want to laugh, cry, dance it out before putting on their dress? I don’t know any bride that doesn’t want to have fun the morning of their wedding. This day is their day, but it is also shared with family and friends. Having a playlist ready will set the mood for the rest of the day. If it starts on a positive note, it can only end on a positive note.
Put away your phone.
In this day and age, this wedding morning advice has to be the hardest one to control. I can’t take away the bride’s phone, but I can ask her to have her MOH hold it for her. Nothing is happening that’s more important than the wedding, OK? If hearing text messages and phone calls come in bothers you, turn it off or put it on silent.
There’s so many other wedding morning advice I can dish with you all, but let’s keep it simple. On a day like a wedding day, too many rules and things on the to-do list will make any bride nervous. Just relax, breathe and trust that everything you have been planning for the past few months will go on as planned.
Do you have any advice to share with us? Please leave them in the comment section.
- Photographer: Laurence Makano
- Model: Chanel Lynn
- Hair & Makeup: Hemali Mistry – Ready To Glow
- Bridal Robe: By Catalfo
- Styling: Pandore Event Group
- Ballons & Tassels: Pandore Event Group