7 Things To Do On Your Wedding Morning!
After months, maybe even years, of saving, searching and planning, your big day finally dawns. If there’s one thing our real brides tell us time and again, it’s that their wedding day goes by in a blur.
It’s all too easy for your wedding morning to be a haze of preparations, nerves, excitement and clock watching (you don’t want to be late!). To help you slow down and take your most special of days in, we’ve put together seven things to do on your wedding morning to make the most of every moment and make memories you’ll never forget.
Raise a toast
Sipping Champagne is a wedding morning must, but don’t forget to share a toast to your last morning as a single lady or gent! You’ll never get the chance to do it again, so clink your glasses together in celebration of your life and love so far and let those with you wish you luck for your next step.
Have something to eat
Yes, you want to fit comfortably into your figure-hugging dress and yes, you might well have lost your appetite a little as a result of big day nerves and excitement, but it’s essential that you still eat something. Sharing platters of nibbles are a great option to pass around and dip in and out of as you get glammed up for your aisle moment!
Wear Matching Pyjamas
This one’s a little more light hearted, but here at Wedding Ideas we just love the photos of our real brides and their maids dressed to impress in matching pyjama sets. Why not gift your best girls a luxury set – aemiliacouture.com have pretty silk designs that they can treasure. From personalised robes to coordinated pyjamas your morning photographs will be oh so pretty – before you even get into your gown! If that’s not enough or for colder winter mornings, invest in the snuggliest pair of sheepskin slippers for ultimate comfort (we think your wedding day calls for a little bit of sparkle!)
Pamper, pamper, pamper!
Whether you’re doing it yourself or have a host of makeup artists and hairdressers knocking at your door on your wedding morning, take the time to relax and just enjoy being pampered. Everyone around you is there to support you and help you look and feel your absolute beautiful best, so indulge and enjoy!
Have a little fun
However you define it, make sure you let yourself have fun on your wedding morning. Don’t spend it worrying about timings, how ready your maids are, or whether the reception décor will be exactly as you planned it. Instead, do something you love – one of our real groom’s played golf with his groomsmen the morning of his wedding and we think it was a great idea! Schedule in some time, however small, to do one thing together – it’ll make for wonderful memories and a lot of laughter.
Reveal the dress
You might have one of your maids there to help button your dress up or you might be keeping it as a surprise. Either way, don’t miss your big reveal moment with your bridal party. Have them wait at the bottom of the stairs or just outside the door, then surprise them in your gorgeous gown. Keep your photographer on hand to capture the moment on film – you’ll love looking back at people’s wowed faces afterwards!
Let the little details go
Because brides tend to plan their dream day down to the teeniest of details, it’s very easy for something to go wrong and, however small it may be, the bride will notice. For the small hiccups and things that don’t go to plan – maybe your maid forgot her matching earrings or your shoes aren’t quite as comfy as you’d hoped – try to let them go. No one but you will ever know and, at the end of the day, what are mismatched earrings or a sore toe when you’re about to marry the love of your life?