In order to feel relaxed and ready for the big day, you will want to use the night before the wedding to unwind and feel organised. So in order to achieve this here are a few ideas to help with this.
Make a list
The last list you will need to make for the wedding! Hooray you have almost made it! There are always going to be things that can't be ticked off the list until the actual day of the wedding, so make sure to create a checklist for you and anyone who has jobs to do. It can be anything down to the smallest details, like remembering to put your earrings in.
Have a pamper
If you have been flat out all day getting ready for your wedding then you have definitely earned a rest. So wash the day away with a shower or unwind with a long bath. Wash you hair, apply a face mask and paint your nails, whatever your preferences.
Spend time with family & friends
After your wedding rehearsal relax with some time with your loved ones. Spend it with your bridal party or if you are staying with family. Keep it pretty low key so you can begin to unwind.
Eat a healthy meal
Make sure you eat a well balanced meal the evening before. It is a good idea to eat foods that will give you protein and vitamins. Avoid anything that will make you feel bloated. You will thank yourself the next day if you spend some time preparing your meal before hand, or ask a family member to prepare you something if your too busy.
Drink plenty of water
Staying hydrated is super important so make sure you are drinking enough. It will not only make you feel more focused, it will improve your skin so you look radiant the next day.
Doing some exercise is a great way to unwind and relax. Not only will it make you feel good it will help take your mind off any worries you may have.Try yoga or go for a walk, even 20-30 minutes will make a big difference.
Take a minute to think about what 'could' happen the next day, for example one of your guests may get a headache or someones jacket button may fall off, so it is a good idea to pack some 'just in case' essentials for any surprises! Maybe create a kit for the ladies and gents bathrooms too with toiletries they may be thankful for later.
Pack your bags
If you haven't already done so, pack your bags. Make sure you have everything you need for the next day. Whether this is things you will need for the wedding throughout the day or your overnight bag for staying at the venue.
Check in with your vendors
You may want to have a quick check in with your suppliers just to run through any final details that may have changed or you need to confirm. It will make you feel more at ease, knowing they are ready for kick off.
Practice your vows
Grab a quiet moment where you can run through your vows. Reading them out loud will certainly make you feel better prepared.
Put your phone down
As tempting as it is to keep checking your phone for messages from excited friends and family asking lots of questions. It is a good idea to put your phone on silent or better still switch it off completely. Otherwise you will not fully relax. It is advisable to direct any issues or questions that guests may have to a dedicated member of the family and a member of the bridal party, so it avoids stressing you out.
If you have organised your own music, your own lights or have your own camera set up for the use of a photo booth, then make sure everything is working ok so there are no technical hitches.
Take some time to reminisce about you and your partner. Pull out some old photos and remember all the wonderful things you have experienced together. You may want to write a last minute love letter or card saying how much you love them.
I hope these tips have helped you to feel prepared for your wedding day.