Make your wedding-day morning memorable and stress-free! Top tips for starting as you mean to go on and setting the scene for a brilliant day…
We take advice from guest contributor Ade Holder for his top tips for the wedding-day morning…
So you had the hen do what seems like weeks ago, you have done all the preparation and everything is in place. It’s the morning of your wedding and you now have 4 or 5 hours in which to get ready. Of course you need time to have your make up and hair done but there is still quite a lot of milling around for you and your bridal party so what can you do? You are also nervous and sitting around pretending to chat and stare at the TV in the bridal suite is not helping. The morning of your wedding should actually be a fun time and there is a growing trend where people are now looking for things to make that time even more memorable. Here are four top tips:
Yes, it is as simple as that. Going for a walk may not seem like fun but it really can be good for a number of reasons. Chuck on your boots if it’s winter or some trainers in the summer and get moving. Walking will help stop the nerves, which can only be a good thing. But it is also a good chance to have a chat and a bit of a giggle with the bridesmaids and anyone else from the group. Doing some mild exercise can also help clear your head after the couple of glasses of bubbly you may have had the night before.
A Buff Butler
OK so this is not your usual wedding morning activity but why shouldn’t you have some fun and a giggle? Companies like butlerswithbums.com have polite and gorgeous guys available to come and pour some champagne while everyone gets ready. The idea of the bridal party all knowing there is a half-naked hunk looking after them in the morning before the big event is deliciously naughty and would make for some great photos!
Make mine a massage
It seems so obvious when you think about it. You are getting your hair, make up, and nails done so why not take some time to relax too. Walking down the aisle after a relaxing massage will help you glow even more. Your bridal party might also appreciate some time to unwind. Nerves are an issue and a massage can really help. There are various types of massage on offer some involve just sitting in a chair getting a shoulder rub but you can also opt for more traditional full massage – and why not! Whilst there are plenty of places offering wedding packages and spa days, the industry has not quite picked up this idea yet so it would be best to look for mobile masseuses using sites like urbanmassage.com
Yoga is well known for providing a range of benefits but one of the biggest ones is focus and relaxation. In the middle of all the madness of the wedding morning getting a yoga teacher to come in with matts for everyone can really bring a period of total calm to proceedings. But the calm is perhaps not the main focus. The idea that when you are ready to go and get married you want to feel great and not just look great. Even if you choose not to book a teacher taking a session such as the ones on offer at yogawithadriene.com could be great fun and there is always room for some laughing too! A yoga session, even if you don’t do yoga, will leave you feeling energised and flushed with endorphins.
The morning of the wedding has never really been a focus on fun rather just a somewhat stressful period of preparation. It is time to change things and turn it into a memorable morning of fun, laughs and socialising. The result will be a happier you and that can only be a good thing when you are about to take that wonderful walk towards your future other half!