As a bride to be, your mission is most likely to be as organised as possible. If you like to plan ahead and try to cover all bases, one area to consider is your wedding morning routine. With just a few hours for your bridal prep, no doubt you’ll want to ensure it’s a smooth running show. So to lend a helping hand, here we share your wedding morning essentials.
Robes and slippers
Your wedding morning is such a wonderful time of the day, as you get ready with your bridal party, so it isn’t surprising that so many brides choose to have this time photographed. With this in mind, a little coordination can ensure flawless photos. Choose to wear something comfortable and easy to get in and out of without ruining your hair and make-up. A robe is ideal and you can get your bridesmaids in on the action too. Choose a white robe for yourself and pretty pastel or matching floral robes for your leading ladies to ensure everyone is suitably dressed for those pre-wedding photos.
While there’s no guarantee that everything will go exactly according to plan, you can prepare for life’s little mishaps, thanks to a wedding emergency kit. These can be purchased online or it’s the perfect easy task for your maid of honour. A few months before the wedding, start to gather up things which could come in handy on the day. White chalk, needle and thread, safety pins, hair clips, tweezers, tissues and plasters are just a few of things I’ve noticed have been useful over the years.
Yes, really! No matter how careful you are, an unexpected wrinkle can arise. Worst case scenario, hang your dress in the bathroom while the shower is on hot, or (extremely carefully) use the steam from the iron. If you’d rather be more prepared than this, believe it or not, hand-held steamers are relatively cheap, and will come in handy for those honeymoon clothes too.
Flat shoes or wellies
If you’re a bride on a mission for the perfect wedding photos, a pair of wellies or flat shoes will come in extremely handy. Whether it’s photos on the beach, or walking through greenery, save your wedding shoes and opt for something a little more sensible as we find the perfect backdrop.
I’ve heard many a mum reminding her daughter to eat on the morning of her wedding. With so much going on it can be easy to skip breakfast, but with a ceremony, greeting guests and wedding photos to get through, it can be a long time until that wedding meal. Again, assign someone the task of taking control of food for the morning. Whether it’s picking up some fresh croissants or stocking up on fruit, your stomach (and your bridesmaids) will thank you for it.
The perfect way to kick off your bridal preparations, a small glass of fizz gets everyone in the mood for a great day ahead. Plus, it also makes for a wonderful pre-wedding shot.
A little music
Finally, a bit of background music goes a long way in settling nerves on the morning. Quickly put together a playlist of crowd pleasing hits or relaxing music to add a little atmosphere to your wedding morning.
In order to ensure a smooth running wedding morning, a little co-ordination is key. Ahead of the wedding day, liaise with your hair and make-up team so that we all give each other the time we need. This is essential if the you are to get the beautiful photos you wants in the morning. Hair and make-up need to be finished about 45 minutes to an hour before the photographer leaves.
Armed with these handy top tips, you can ensure you get your wedding morning off to the perfect start.