Wedding Day Relaxing Tips for the Bride
Simply Weddings Las Vegas │ Las Vegas Wedding Planner
Every bride has things to think about when she’s planning her wedding, but several tend to forget about taking care of themselves on the big day of their wedding. It’s important that those small, but mighty, details not escape even the most well prepared bride.
What should be at the TOP of every bride’s list on the day of her wedding is to relax and enjoy it. Whether you’ve been working with a wedding planner or have done all the planning and preparation on your own, it’s now your day and you deserve to have at least as much fun as any of your guests.
Here are 4 simple, but practical tips to help pave the way to truly enjoying your wedding day:
1. Create A Wedding Day Make-Up Bag
14 days before your wedding, do a complete test of your wedding-day look (make-up, hairdo and shoes) Put together a little make-up bag for touch ups that you can take along with you the day of the wedding to keep you looking your best. For your wedding day have a friend, bridesmaid or family member hang on to it or stash it somewhere handy so you can get to it when you need it. Be sure to use waterproof mascara, and don’t forget to pack the hairspray! Don’t forget to take the time to break into your weddings shoes! I can’t tell you how many brides and bridesmaids I see running around shoeless. Wear a thick pair of socks and walk around the house in them. It will help break those hard to wear wedding shoes in so you’re not left bare footed for most of the night. Also take a moment to see if you may want to purchase gel insoles. They come in handy so pack a few with you!
FYI: When purchasing your make-up, see if you can persuade the sales person at the cosmetic counter into giving you samples of everything you’re buying. They won’t take up much room and it will be more than enough for the day!
2. Create An Emergency Kit For Those Unexpected Emergencies
Consider an “emergency kit” filled with items you may need on your wedding day. Fill a small bag with items such as a travel size sewing kit, clear nail polish (for panty hose/stocking runs), an extra set of panty hose or stockings, throat lozenges and aspirin. Other ideas for the “emergency kit” include tissues, breath mints, tampons, hand cream, deodorant, tums, perfume, scissors, bobby pins, Tide stick, and band-aids.
FYI: Most of these items can be found in the travel size bins in your local drug store.
3. Start Your Wedding Day Healthy, Hydrated and Nourished
Since most brides don’t get to enjoy the meal served at the reception, you really should consider having something to eat before the wedding, no matter how worried you are about how the dress fits!
While food may be the last thing on your mind on your wedding day, it’s nonetheless important that you start the day with some healthy and filling nourishment. It’s going to be a long day and you’ll want to have plenty of energy so you can keep dancing and socializing for hours! Try not to change to much of your regular diet routine. It’s the unusual or rare items that you rarely snack on that won’t mix well with your nerves or traditional diet.
Also, be prepared with plenty of water or vitawater on site. It will keep you hydrated and cheerful all day long.
FYI: Stash a power bar snack in your purse or “emergency kit”
Pre-arrange for there to be something to eat at your honeymoon hotel (believe it or not, most couples are starving after the wedding day festivities and will want to re-fuel before the wedding night festivities!)
4. Keep Track Of Time With An Itinerary and a PA
Whether you’ve worked with a wedding planner or carefully planned everything yourself, you should have an itinerary for the big day. Make copies, give them to a few good friends and/or close family members, then choose someone to be the “point person” or “personal assistant” who will make sure things are running smoothly and on time. You will be able to rest easily knowing at least one of your “little helpers” will keep track of the time while you’re busy greeting those out-of-town guests and brand new in-laws.