With the help of this self-care-focused to-do list, eliminate any wedding-night nerves.
Have the jitters the night before your wedding? Not that we blame you. Nervousness the night before (and the day before) is typical. You’ll offer yourself peace of mind and provide a solid foundation for the big day itself if you direct all that energy toward doing these 22 activities the night before your wedding.
Eat a Healthy Meal
Stick to the fresh fruit and the whole grains, even though the fatty pizza and the bag of Cool Ranch Doritos might be calling your name. A Big Mac and a side of fries won’t prevent you from waking up with a food hangover on your wedding day.
Pack a Bag or Clutch of Personal Items
Give your wedding point person your post-reception bag and reception clutch so they can make sure it is waiting for you in the bridal suite or your hotel room.
Drink a Lot of Water
Make sure to spend some time with a cool glass of water that you keep close. This will assist you in preventing any dehydration that stress and errand running can bring on.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
A bride’s sleep might suffer in the weeks leading up to her wedding because of a variety of circumstances, including anxiety, stress, and excitement. You should try to create a comfortable nighttime routine. If you don’t already have one, create one now and follow it religiously. This assists in teaching your body and brain that it is time for bed. We advise you to start relaxing at least an hour before bedtime by avoiding blue light and mental stimulants like social media and email.
Turn Your Phone on Silent
There are certain standards to follow for proper cell phone usage throughout the evening.
Temporarily disable your Facebook account and stop responding to urgent SMS messages. Put your phone in silence or give it to a responsible friend or relative.
Put Any Bags You Need in the Car
You should put any bags or things you need in the car so that you don’t have to worry about performing any heavy lifting before heading out the door in the morning. That means you should pack the car with everything you’ll need for your wedding day.
Make Sure You Have Cash on Hand
Wedding day, as much as it’s the most anticipated day of your life, is absolute mayhem. Emotions running high, schedules haywire, hundreds of calls and management is happening all at once. And how much ever you plan; something or the other is remaining to be done. Cash can be useful most of the time!
If there are any last-minute problems or tipping requirements, keep a few $20 bucks on hand.
Double-Check Payment for Vendors
Organize them digitally by assembling checks and cash or arranging payments via Venmo or PayPal. If the latter, place them in distinct envelopes and give them to your wedding day point person.
Gather a Survival Kit
Put some essentials in a tiny tote bag in case someone requires them. Take a few Band-Aids, safety pins, Advil packets, and hair ties.
Print Out a List of Vendor Details
Have a list of vendor info, like their phone number, arrival time, and name.
Just wait to see the surprise and thankfulness on your vendors’ faces when you effectively interact with them and provide them with the tools they require to execute a seamless wedding. When you’re able to truly enjoy your wedding day with your friends, family, and new spouse, you’ll appreciate yourself for preparing ahead more than your vendors will.
Write a Love Note to Your Partner
One of our favorite wedding customs is exchanging handwritten letters with your spouse the morning of your wedding, when jitters start to sink in and you’re checking the last things off your wedding to-do list. This exchange replaces spending the morning with the person you’re being married to, allowing the two of you to get ready (and glammed up) separately before your first glance and taking the first step toward a successful marriage.
Something brief and enticing telling the person you’ll be meeting in a clean dress that they are the love of your life.
Grab a Pair of Flip-Flops
Store these nearby. Whether it’s after the morning portraits or in the middle of the reception, you’ll want to change into them during your wedding day. Before you do, your feet will require a break.
Watch Something That’ll Make You Laugh
Put yourself in a cheerful and enlightened mindset by watching some hilarious YouTube videos or looking for your favorite romantic comedy.
Enjoy a Mani-Pedi
Say “I do” when they offer if you want to add a 10-minute massage while you’re receiving a fresh coat of shine. Give yourself a treat; you deserve it.
Assign Someone to Be Your Morning-After Person
After the wedding, this person will be in charge of gathering all the presents and performing a last check of the reception area to make sure you didn’t leave anything behind.
Say a Big “Thank-You”
Be sure to express your gratitude to those who have supported you during your trip before the commotion of the wedding day sets in. Hug your bridal party even tighter and kiss your family members on the cheeks.
Practice Walking in Your Shoes
Better still, try walking in straight lines while wearing the shoes. After that, start dancing while listening to your favorite song loudly. This will not only help you decompress a little, but it will also help you determine the point at which your wedding shoes will start acting up on your feet.
Confirm With Vendors
Everything has its proper time and location. Verify the arrival information for your external vendors. Now is the time to additionally provide them with your point person’s name and contact information on that particular day.
Practice Deep Yoga-Like Breaths
Spend five minutes in meditation and deep breathing the day before your wedding. Before you go to bed, this will help you decompress. No one wants to be nervous during the big day, doesn’t it?
Keep Up With Your Nightly Beauty Rituals
Put on a face mask, a moisturizer, whitening strips, or anything else that fits into your pre-wedding cosmetic regimen. Try Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream if you want a face moisturizer that provides the best moisture. It is vegan-friendly and quite nutritious. Furthermore, it shields skin from oxidative stress.
Get in One Last Kiss
Soak a time to take it all in and savor your final unmarried kissing session, whether you’ve decided to follow tradition and sleep apart and not see one another until the aisle or first glance, or you’re planning to sleep together in preparation for the big day.
Check Everything is Ready
Which do you require? Dress, footwear, or special bridal underwear? To minimize any last-minute worry on the morning of your wedding, make sure everything is prepared, and you know precisely where it is. In order to avoid panicky calls interrupting your preparations on the morning of your wedding, make sure your partner does the same.
You look forward to your wedding day your entire life. You’ve thought of every single detail, including matching bridesmaid gowns, a magnificent bouquet, a delicious cake, and a photographer who will capture photos befitting the happiest day of your life.