Getting Ready on your Wedding Morning
Our advices to start your big day
Here we go! Your big day has finally arrived! You’ve meticulously planned every detail, and now the moment has come.
The process of getting ready holds as much significance as the ceremony, vows, reception, and departure. Beginning the day with a sense of preparedness, calm, and excitement is essential. Take a moment to breathe, collect your thoughts, and embrace the joy of the day.
In this article, we aim to provide you with valuable advice and answers to the many questions posed by our brides in the past. We hope these insights prove helpful to you as well!
The importance of a getting ready space
When selecting a venue, whether it’s a private villa or a hotel, it’s crucial to designate a special space as your bridal preparation area. This room will serve as your sanctuary where you can get ready in tranquility. You must consider that you will not be alone, but with your bridesmaids, so the room must be spacious, bright and have a large mirror.
Tips for a Calm Wedding Morning
Get a Good Night’s Rest: this is incredibly important. Your mind is continuously active, and the more stressed you are, the harder it is to relax. Resist the urge to fret about the upcoming day. If necessary, keep a notepad by your bedside to jot down any thoughts.
Don’t Skip Meals: nervousness and excitement might ruin your appetite, but it’s crucial to eat and stay hydrated. Even if your stomach is aflutter with butterflies, try to have a light meal and drink plenty of water before your wedding.
Embrace Calming Scents: infuse your room with your favorite fragrance for a calming atmosphere. Aromatherapy can work wonders in alleviating tension, making your surroundings more tranquil and conducive to relaxation.
What about getting ready outfits for bridesmaids?
Lingerie or pajamas? Here you can really have your fun. Some of our favorite options for what to wear while getting ready for a wedding include nightgowns in silk or chiffon fabric or tanks with silk shorts, that can be worn over and over again after the wedding day. You could personalize them with each bridesmaid name or with some fun writings.
Surely you will need to deliver these items to the girls the night before the wedding and in the morning they will be ready to start getting ready.
However, who pays for the bridesmaids hair and make-up? This is quite a dilemma! Usually, the bride pays for hair and makeup services as a gift to all her bridesmaids. Sometimes, however, the bride provides a make up artist and a hairdresser for her bridesmaids and other ladies who need these services. The bride will have decided in advance the fee for each service and each one will pay for them.
How early should the bride be ready?
Try to establish a timeline for both makeup and hairstyle. As far as make up & hair is concerned, the bride takes about 90-120 minutes. The bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law of the bride 1h-1h:30 depending on the hairstyle or hair length.
Getting ready photos provide an opportunity to capture all of the special details that make up your wedding style. At least an hour before the ceremony starts, the bride should be ready to take the first pictures. The final touches will be perfect for more flattering photos.
What are the 5 things a bridesmaidneeds?
Although you may or may not be a superstitious bride, or whether or not you care about your grandmother’s traditions, you absolutely should not miss the following on your wedding outfit:
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe. It describes the four (technically five) objects a bride should have with her on her wedding day for good luck, and brides have been following this custom for centuries.
Which getting ready Accessories should you have?
The smallest details are sometimes the ones that make a picture really outstanding! So don’t forget the following items to enhance your personal morning photo shoot.
Differentiate the details that are worth remembering and photographing as something that is especially important to you or that you took extra time to choose. For example, maybe you have a pin of your grandmother’s on your bouquet or you have the shoes of your dreams and you want to remember how beautiful they were before you ran on the grass.
There are a wide variety of details you can get photographed, here’s a fairly complete list to give you some ideas:
- Wedding dress (on a pretty hanger, not a plastic one, please!).
- Invitation Suite
- Rings (make sure they’re all in the same place!)
- Special Ring Boxes
- Voting books
- Family heirlooms
One last tip
Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the moment.
Twenty years from now, you won’t remember the little hiccup on the hem of your bridesmaids, you will remember how much you laughed and danced. How you and your bridesmaids toasted your future and the way you felt when your groom turned to see you for the first time.
Together we will capture those moments, and you will remember this story for the rest of your life. Stay calm and get married!