Everyone has an opinion about what you should be doing the night before your wedding, But you’re the one getting married and you’ll want to make sure that your special day goes smoothly. To make this happen, there are some things you should definitely do the night before your wedding.
The day before your wedding can be very hectic and filled with excitement, nervousness, and sometimes stress. It is the last day before you become married, but it could also be the last day that you will be single! There is a lot to think about, but it is important to be kind to yourself.
It’s all about staying calm and trusting the plan!
Here is a starting list of 8 things you’ll want to do the night before your wedding to make sure you get hitched without a hitch!
8 Things to Do to Prepare for Your Wedding Day
1. Create a List
The most important thing you can do the night before the wedding to decrease stress and ensure organization is to create a list. Organizing your wedding is essential for it to run smoothly. If you don’t plan, you’ll be causing yourself headaches and stress.
So, make sure to track everything you need to pack up as things get hectic, and double-check your list for any mistakes. It’s best to have a second set of eyes to ensure you didn’t leave anything out.
Your list should include accounting for the following:
- If you have not already, make payment arrangements for your vendors. This may mean giving a
credit card, check, or other forms of payment. After you have decided how to pay, ask a friend or family member
to be in charge of this on your wedding day, so it is one less worry for you.
- Be sure to have the rings packed and ready to go. You may want to hold onto them yourself or hand
them off to a responsible member of your wedding party.
- Pack your wedding gown, any accessories, undergarments, shoes, and any other attire you may
require for your wedding day. Remember to wear a button-down shirt if you will have your hair done so that it is
easy to take it off when it is time to get into your wedding gown.
- Stay focused on the event. Make sure to write out your itinerary for the day of the wedding. Don’t forget to include time for breakfast and coffee and dressing time for you
and your wedding party.
2. Be Social (If You Can)
You may have out-of-town friends and family who will only be in the area for a short period. The night before your wedding can be a great time to spend time with them if you are able to do so. You should make time for some pre-wedding low-key fun as well. Inviting some family members to your rehearsal dinner or drinks can be a great way to socialize, and you may want to have a sleepover with your wedding party.
If that is too much, spend the night with your maid of honor or a close friend or family member before the wedding to get a good night’s rest.
3. Eat a Nutritious Meal
The food you consume the day before your wedding can help to prevent bloating and puffy eyes. Choose to eat food that energizes you and provides nutrients that you may be missing in your diet during the hectic days before your wedding.
Eating fast food may seem like an obvious or easy choice, but choosing healthy options for the night before your wedding will ensure that you feel your best on your wedding day, and it will also help keep your skin looking healthy and clear.
4. Drink Water
Even though our bodies are mostly made up of water, we tend to not drink enough of it. Drinking water is good for you, and it can help lower anxiety, relieve fatigue and increase energy. Water can help you flush excess chemicals out and also hydrate your skin.
Drink plenty of water for healthier, more radiant skin. Drinking water the night before your wedding will keep you hydrated and focused for your big day!
5. Ensure Your Batteries are Charged
Technology affects our lives in such a meaningful way, and there’s nothing more incredible than the ability to create mementos of your wedding day. This starts with having a fully charged camera with plenty of memory space for videos and photos.
Most devices on the market today come with great features and capabilities, saving you time that you might spend on your phone’s camera. It’s always a good idea to have backups you can use if your phone runs out of space.
If you are leaving emergency baskets in the restrooms for your guests, it might be good to include some chargers for them.
6. Finalize With Your Vendors
Whether it’s the DJ or the photographer, calling them the day before will help relieve any stress on the big day. You can confirm the time they will arrive at the venue, so it is essential to note your arrival times and any other details, including any last-minute questions or worries you may have.
It is important to check in with each vendor, and prepare outstanding payments or tips, whether you will deliver them via transfer, credit card, or a physical check. They should be written and placed in labeled envelopes. Plan to deliver these ahead of time, as soon as they arrive on-site.
7. Write and Practice Your Speech
Most people are nervous about their big day because it’s a milestone in their lives. As such, it can be hard to convey your feelings. If you’re writing your speech or vows at home and don’t know if it sounds the way you hope, run your speech by your wedding party. Try practicing the speech to ensure that you can be relaxed when delivering the message, too.
8. Spend Some Time Alone
Last but not least, it is essential to spend some time by yourself. You can use this time to relax by meditating, deep breathing, reading a book, practicing self-care, or choosing another way to relax.
You may come up with things to delegate to your wedding party or friends and family during this time. You can also spend the time writing your spouse-to-be a love note for the day of your wedding,
At Viero Bridal, we hope these tips will prevent you from feeling frazzled the day before your wedding. Planning your wedding is hard work, so taking some time to relax the night before your wedding is a great idea. Most of your planning will be done but there will be a few things that should be delegated and accounted for. With the list above, you should be on your way to a smooth wedding day!
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