10 Tips to Make Sure You Enjoy Your Big Day

November 26, 2016

1. Wake up refreshed

Go to bed at a reasonable hour so you’ll not only feel your best but you’ll also look great.

2. Eat a breakfast that is high in protein and complex carbs

Eat a substantial breakfast, such as scrambled eggs, toast, and juice; or yogurt and cereal; or fresh fruit, yogurt, and a low-fat muffin. Then, while you're getting ready, eat foods that are easily digested and bland: a banana or melon, plain crackers, cereal and milk, or a nibble of some plain chicken.

3. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready

You want to be able to relax and have a good time with your bridesmaids, not stress over whether you’ll finish in time.

4. Wear a button-down shirt when getting your hair styled

Brides often wear t-shirts that have to be pulled over their freshly coiffed hair. Shirts, however, can be unbuttoned without doing any damage to your beautifully made-up hair.

5. If you bought new shoes for the big day, be sure to break them in ahead of time

Otherwise you’re liable to feel awkward in them and have really sore feet.

6. Let your bridesmaids handle some of the day-of logistics

They’ll be falling over themselves to help, so make the most of it.

7. Don’t forget a wedding day survival kit

It’s better to be over-prepared...

  • - Tissues

  • - Band-aids

  • - Clear nail polish (fixes a variety of rips, tears and other fashion disasters)

  • - Bobby pins

  • - Deodorant

  • - Sunscreen

  • - Pain killers and rescue remedy

  • - Lint roller

  • - Snacks

  • - Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss

  • - A bottle of bubbly!

  • - Breath-freshening mints

  • - Tampons

  • - Sewing Kit (with scissors)

  • - Safety pins and/or model tape

  • - Makeup for touch-ups

  • - Hairspray

  • - Ballet flats

8. Stop to take it all in during the ceremony

Ask your wedding officiant to include a “deep breath” moment so you can look over the audience, gaze at your spouse, and burn the memory into your brain.

9. Be careful with alcohol

Watch your alcohol intake both the day of and the night before your wedding. Drinking the night before can leave you feeling tired, bloated and with unsightly bags under your eyes. This is a day you’ll want to remember clearly for the rest of your life, so make sure you don’t drink too much (that’s for doing at your friends’ weddings). One tip is to drink a full glass of water between each alcoholic drink.

10. Remember why you’re there

Amid all of the fun and celebration be sure to take a moment to look over at the person you’re pledging your life to and reflect on the incredible journey that lies ahead.