Bride with bridesmaids taking a selfie

5 Tips For A Stress Free Wedding Morning

Oct 28, 2022 | Wedding Planning

After months of planning your wedding, it’s finally here and of course, you’ll want to enjoy every single moment of your big day. To help you relax and enjoy your bridal prep, I’ve put together a small checklist with 5 Tips for a Stress Free Wedding Morning to ensure your bridal preparations run smoothly!

All The Light

If you are able to choose your bridal prep room choose a room with lots of natural light. Think, light and bright, preferably with large windows and somewhere to hang your dress. In general, your make-up artist will want to apply your make up in good natural light. In fact, the photographer (that’s me!) will also thank you for a lovely light room to photograph all your pretty details!

Have A Timeline

Discuss timings with your MUA to ensure you have plenty of time for you and all of your bridal party to get ready. You will more than likely be busy with hair and make up. For this reason designate one of your bridesmaids to oversee any last minute tasks. I suggest you’re ready and in your dress 45 minutes before you need to leave for your ceremony. This will give you time with your photographer for some relaxed bridal portraits, a dress reveal for Dad and an all important glass of fizz before you leave. Liaise with your florist to make sure your bouquet and buttonholes arrive before the photographer arrives so they are able to capture all your pretty details.

Practice Makes Perfect

In other words, time yourself trying your dress on before your special day. See how long it actually takes, don’t forget to pack a crochet hook for all those tricky buttons if needed! By all means, if getting dressed is proving very time consuming, think about hiring a Bridal Dresser to save you some valuable time. All of a sudden, the morning will just disappear and you don’t want to be late!

Fuel Up!

Having woken up extra early to welcome the Glam Squad, you’ll need to stay energised throughout the day. Don’t forget to eat and keep hydrated! For this reason, a good breakfast and a light lunch will keep your nerves intact and soak up that morning fizz!

Enjoy Every Moment!

Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy it all!

I hope my 5 tips for a stress free wedding morning are of some help to you. I can guarantee however you spend your bridal prep, you’re going to have a wonderful time surrounded by your closest friends and family before you walk up the aisle! Embrace it all and don’t be afraid to delegate or reach out to your awesome suppliers, if something isn’t how you expected it to be. After all, we’re all there for you and we all want you to have the best day ever!

Fizz being poured into champagne glasses
Bride opening a gift from groom
bridemaids relaxing before wedding ceremony
Bride with bridesmaids taking a selfie
Bride and bridesmaids with mother before wedding cermony
Bride with make up artist
Bridesmaid putting veil on bride in window light
Bridesmaids and bride in pyjamas
Bride with bridesmaids getting ready
Bride having lipstick applied at bridal prep
close up bride having lipstick applied
Bride sitting at mirror
Bride applying eye makeup
Bride checking her hanging wedding dress
Make Up artist spritzing brides face
Bride in window light
Bride sitting on chair in hotel room
Bride walking downstairs

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