Over the last few weeks I have written about simple wedding planning tips. This week I am writing about the night before your wedding planning. Firstly here are some one of our accomplished team members
Talented Holly who covers the South West created these gorgeous hair and make up looks for Harj and Nisha who were going to a wedding
Night Before Your Wedding Checklist
After all that planning, you’re going to be feeling a nice mixture of excitement and nervousness because your big day is actually happening… tomorrow! To make sure you’re not feeling too lost in excitement, I put together the things you should do the night before your wedding day.
Wash your hair
Whether you’re getting in a professional hairdresser to do your ‘do for your wedding day, or if you’re keeping it in house and getting one of your bridesmaids to bring along their curlers and clips, washing your hair the night before will make sure your a lot easier to work with. Yes, freshly washed hair means it will still smell like your apple shampoo and conditioner as well as shine like the sun, but silky smooth hair can be a little too silky smooth for your hair styling appliances. This Rosemary & Mint shampoo from Aveda is one of my current favourites www.aveda.co.uk
If you’re off on your honeymoon straight after the big day itself, it’s a good idea to, firstly, pack ahead of time, and secondly, double check it the night before your wedding. This way you won’t have that awful realisation mid wedding reception that you forgot to pack underwear for your trip. Make you and your hubby-to-be a checklist and use it to get packing in the weeks before the big day, then bring out the checklist again on the night before just to make sure you’ve packed absolutely everything you will need so you can quickly whisk yourselves away after the wedding… The Large Heritage Logo suitcase form Michael Kors seems a very stylish option http://www.michaelkors.co.uk/
Last minute beauty prep
Tonight is the time for the finishing touches! Manicure? Check. Pedicure? Check. Just completely spoil yourself with a totally relaxing beauty session with your bridesmaids to prepare for the day. Run yourself a bubble bath, play some chilled out music and have a good old gossip with your girls. But do remember, now is not the time for a facial. The night before your wedding is not the time to be introducing some new things to your beauty regime – it only risks the potential of waking up to an absolute corker on the end of your nose. This gorgeous bath oil form Jo Malone would be a perfect treat.www.jomalone.co.uk/
Round up all your big day essentials the night before to be ready – from kirby grips and safety pins just in case, to the essential lipgloss for topping-up before all the photos! That way you won’t be up all night thinking about what you’ll do if your hair goes out of place. Get it done and save the midnight stressing, and consequential lack of bridal beauty sleep – the most important kind of sleep!
If you’re all together, organise all the bridal party’s outfits ready for the big day. Lie them out on the bed and make sure everyone has got everything: the dresses, the suits, the ties, the accessories, the shoes. Only realising that one of your bridesmaids has got one shoe missing on the morning of the wedding probably isn’t the most ideal situation, right? There isn’t exactly a lot of time to schedule in an emergency jog to the nearest shoe shop on that specific morning… All of Harriet Wide’s wedding shoes are just exquisite https://www.harrietwilde.com/
Resist the drink
Whilst it’s obviously a huge celebration that you’re getting married in the morning, it’s probably a better idea to keep the Champagne in the fridge for tonight – save it for the Buck’s Fizz when you wake up! We don’t think anyone really likes the idea of waking up early with a banging headache or a bit of a bloated stomach on any day of the year, let alone your wedding day. But like we said, that’s definitely not to stop you once the day has actually arrived, we’re sure you’ll make up for it.
Set your alarm
This seems obvious seeing as you have to set one every day to make sure you actually make it to work in the morning, but when you’re caught up in your pre-wedding excitement-but-nervousness, it’s easy to forget. Don’t rely on your bridesmaids to come running to your room and jump on your bed to wake you up – it’s not exactly the most pleasant way to be woken up from a slumber, is it? Set your alarm, have a more restful wake up, and prepare yourself for the moment that your bridesmaid run in… Much nicer, we think. I really love this Star Projection Clock and Relaxation Sound Machine available from http://www.prezzybox.com/
Again, those pre-wedding jitters might mean you have far too many thoughts running through your mind to even consider going to sleep. As much as you count sheep, it won’t help. That’s why it’s important you have a chilled out evening and relax! It’s important to have a good night’s kip because tomorrow will undoubtedly be a big, and long (but amazing), day. Products like This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray will make falling asleep come a little easier to you, and make your wedding day come sooner!
All of us at CWH would like to wish you a lovely Easter!