#1 Have a leisurely hour or two before everything begins
Make sure you set your alarm early and allow yourself time to get mentally prepared for the day ahead: have a hot bath, a cup of tea and relax!
#2 Spend time with your parents
One of the biggest regrets a bride can have is not finding the time to spend a few minutes with her parents before the ceremony. It’s not as if it’s the last time you’ll ever see them, of course, but from a symbolic perspective you’re now forging a new life with your partner – although you’ll always be their little girl!
8 THINGS EVERY BRIDESMAID SHOULD DO ON THE WEDDING MORNING
#3 Message your partner
Text him to let him know you can’t wait to see him at the altar.
#4 Eat breakfast!
Seriously: pre-wedding jitters may have left your appetite in shreds, but force yourself to eat some plain toast at the very least. It’s going to be a long, emotional day – and combined with alcohol, that won’t make for a pretty combo!
#5 Dry the bottom of your bouquet
If you have a fresh bouquet of flowers, make sure the stems are dried off before you pick it up. Otherwise, you run the risk of walking down the aisle with a wet patch on the front of your dress – not ideal.
#6 Check the weather
The weather is the least predictable element of any wedding day (followed closely by the Best Man’s speech, of course…), so having a last-minute glance at the forecast for the day ahead will help you prepare. Always assume the worst – that way you’re covered on the off-chance it should happen.
#7 Double-check you have everything you need
Tissues, make-up, paracetamol, flat shoes, umbrella, Tampons… Make sure your partner checks the Best Man has the rings.
#8 Feel confident, prepared – and a little bit nervous
You’re about to marry the love of your life, so take a deep breath and walk down the aisle with confidence. Happy wedding day!
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