It’s the night before your wedding! You may be excited, super nervous, or a combination of both! Here’s how to channel your pre-wedding energy into a routine that will leave you relaxed and ready to go…
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Drink – but only water!
Avoid the temptation to start early on the prosecco and champagne the night before your wedding – the last thing you want is to be hungover on the morning of your wedding! Stick to the water and you’ll feel healthy and hydrated instead of parched the next day.
Apply a face mask you know and love
Now is not the time to start experimenting with your skincare! Stick to tried and tested products and don’t try anything new to avoid breakouts. Instead, apply a hydrating face mask that you know works for you, for a bit of last-minute glow.
Eat something healthy
It can be tempting to have a blow-out takeaway or junk food fest the night before your wedding, especially if you’re nervous, but sticking to something filling, nutritious and healthy will prevent bloating, puffiness, and an unsettled stomach (you know what we mean!).
Log off social media
Put down your phone, and give yourself a break from social media on the night. You might also want to decide with your husband-to-be not to text each other the night before, to up the anticipation of seeing each other on the day.
Pack an emergency kit
Make sure you have an emergency kit packed for the day of the wedding to put your mind at ease. This can include paracetamol, breath mints, bobby pins, blister plasters and safety pins, as well as your nail polish in case of chips!
Write a letter to your fiance
This can be a lovely time to write a card, note or love letter to your fiance, to help calm your nerves as well as letting him know how much you love him. Arrange for someone to deliver it to him the next morning!
It may sound easier said than done, but try to relax! Don’t engage in last-minute tasks or DIY if you can help it. Instead, run a bubble bath, listen to some chilled music or a podcast, and do some deep breathing to calm any jitters.
Run through logistics
If you’re a super-organised bride who gets stressed by the thought of things going wrong, it can help to talk through the running order of the day with your wedding planning, mum or maid of honour. Writing things down can help take them off your mind, too.
Watch a movie with your bridesmaids
If you’re surrounded by your bridal party the night before, watching a funny movie or rom com together is a great way to get you all in the spirit, while keeping you distracted from any nerves.
Go to bed early
Another one that’s easier said than done, but try to hit the hay early! Weddings are long, and you want as much good quality sleep as you can get, so lay off the caffeine and prepare for an early night.
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