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8 Top Tips for Planning your Preparation Morning

Top Tips for planning your wedding preparation morning

...things you need to remember when planning your wedding preparation morning

As a bride, your wedding day is likely one of the most important days of your life. It’s important to feel relaxed and stress-free as you prepare for your big day. One of the most important things you can do to ensure this is to plan ahead for your preparation morning. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your wedding day:

1. Always plan for extra time

This is perhaps the most important tip when it comes to preparing for your wedding day. It’s important to plan for extra time in case something goes wrong or takes longer than expected. This means starting your morning routine earlier than you think you need to. It’s better to have extra time to relax and enjoy the process rather than feeling rushed and stressed.

2. Choose a room with ample natural light

Choosing a room with plenty of natural light can make a big difference in how you feel and how beautifully your prep can be captured on camera. Request for a Bridal suites or a corner room, which often are designed to have multiple windows, which will allow for plenty of natural light.

3. Stay hydrated and nourished

It’s easy to forget to eat and drink on your wedding day, but it’s important to stay hydrated and nourished. Make sure to drink plenty of water and have some healthy snacks on hand to keep your energy levels up.

4. Surround yourself with a Positive Vibe

Your preparation morning should be a fun and relaxed time. Surround yourself with positive people who will help you feel calm and confident. This could include your bridesmaids, family members, or a trusted friend. Put on some music which helps you get in the vibes you want, maybe some ABBA, Taylor swift, or something relaxing like chilled jazz, anything you love, and you know will get you in the mood you want.

5. Plan for a sewing kit or safety pins

Accidents happen all the time, and with some luck, you will not have any. However, it's good to have a plan in case of any wardrobe multifunctions (at any point). A little sewing kit, or a pack of safety pins are a great idea to keep around. Especially scissors! You will need a pair of scissors around your prep room for sure, be it to cut last minute ribbons, labels etc...

6. Hire an experienced Hair and Makeup artist

Hiring an experienced hair and makeup artist is essential to ensure that you look your best on your wedding day. A professional artist will know how to enhance your natural features and create a look that suits your style and personality. However they will also be experienced enough to know how to schedule your morning and stay on track. Additionally, it's a good idea to give your photographer your hair and makeup schedule as early as possible. Your photographer can help you highlight any red flags, such as not having enough time for photos after Hair and Makeup is finished. By communicating with your photographer early, you can ensure that everything runs smoothly and that you have plenty of time for your hair and makeup, as well as your photography sessions.

7. Designate a timekeeper

It is a good idea to designate a responsible member of your bridal party to be a timekeeper, give them your schedule, and have them make sure they are checking that everything is running on time. This will help you avoid any unnecessary stresses.

8. Request for your flowers to arrive early.

Plan for your flowers to arrive earlier or around the same time your photographer is set to arrive. This means that they can photograph your flowers along with your details beautifully. You can even request for your florist to give you a few extra loose flowers for your photographer to include these touches around your details, which always prove to be a brilliant way to link back to your overall theme.

Finally, remember to enjoy the moment. Your wedding day is a special and memorable occasion. Take time to appreciate the little moments and soak up the joy and excitement of the day. You can only do this if you've done all your homework and have made all the required preparations beforehand. Preparing for your wedding day can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. By planning ahead, staying organised, and taking care of yourself, you can ensure that your preparation morning is relaxed, enjoyable, and stress-free.

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