1. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP.
Resist the urge to stay up all night tending to last minute details and get to bed early. A full night of sleep can do wonders, and will leave you feeling refreshed come the next morning.
2. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST.
You know what they say–breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, your wedding day is no exception. A nutritious breakfast high in protein and good carbs will give you the energy you need to keep you running all day long.
3. ALLOW YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO GET READY.
Anticipate and plan for things going wrong or taking more time than expected. Allow yourself plenty of time to add the finishing touches–your well-being depends on it.
4. MAKE A CHECKLIST.
Both the bride and the groom should make a list of everything that needs to be done the morning of the wedding. Lists are the easiest way to stay organized and will prevent you from forgetting even the little things.
5. PACK A WEDDING DAY SURVIVAL KIT.
This includes Tide To Go, a first aid kit, tampons, a sewing kit, a pocket mirror, and anything else you might need to prevent little wedding day disasters.
6. PUT DOWN THE PHONE.
It’s your wedding day. Your phone can wait.
7. STEP BACK AND OBSERVE.
As the bride, you will be the center of attention and your wedding day will be non stop action. But take a moment to pause, step back and take it all in. These are the kinds of moments you’ll want to stick with you forever.
8. PACK ALTERNATIVE SHOES.
Every woman who has ever worn a pair of heels knows they are the opposite of comfortable. Save your soles–and your soul–by packing a pair of comfy flats or flip flops for after the ceremony.
9. REMEMBER YOUR PARENTS.
It’s easy to get caught up in wedding day festivities. Make time for your parents. They’re the most important guests that will be attending your wedding.
As Lee Ann Womack sings, “I hope you dance.” It’s your wedding day. There’s no excuses. Go celebrate—you deserve it!
11. REMEMBER WHY YOU’RE THERE.
In the midst of all the fun and celebration, take a moment with your new spouse and remember what brought the two of you together. At the end of the day, your wedding is about your union and eternal love and commitment to one another. Don’t forget it.
Can you think of any more? If you have already had your Wedding, what advice would you offer to a Bride on her special day?
. . . .Lena.