Preparing for a wedding is exciting and stressful time. Perhaps your wedding day is fast approaching, and you only have a few weeks left to prepare. Alternatively, maybe your wedding day is far in the future, yet you are already doing everything you can to ensure you and your fiancé have the celebration of your dreams. So, with this in mind, continue reading to discover some important advice for brides on their wedding day.
Book Your Venue as Early as Humanly Possible
Listen; without a secured and paid-for wedding venue, everything else you organize, from flowers and décor to catering and entertainment, becomes essentially meaningless, so securing the venue and date is essential.
From historic wedding halls such as the stunning Hartford Society Room to modern hotels who provide an ‘all-in-one’ wedding celebratory experience,
Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day
Naturally, when it comes to your wedding day itself and the culmination of months and months of planning, you will feel emotional and possibly unable to eat much, especially in the morning.
This is why it is important for you to stay hydrated throughout the day and make a point of drinking water at regular intervals to avoid headaches and even fainting spells when you get to the altar.
Have a Bridal Handbag
If you are someone who never feels quite like themselves and entirely comfortable without a fresh squirt of perfume, or a newly applied layer of lipstick, then in addition to your stunning wedding dress, perfect hair, and beautifully manicured nails, another thing to remember in the morning is to have a bridal handbag packed with essentials.
Obviously, you do not want to be carrying this down the aisle, so have your maid of honor’s partner, your father, or someone else in your close circle take care of it until the vows are over.
For brides who tend to feel anxious and even stressed in high-pressure situations, as your wedding day will be one of those times when all eyes will literally be on you for most of the day, remembering to give yourself a moment will help steady yourself.
Deep breathing techniques, or breathing in normally and counting to ten before exhaling, can help to:
- Lower your heart rate and regulate your blood pressure
- Reduce the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles
- Boost your physical energy levels
- Increase your feelings of positivity, wellbeing, and calm
Delegate Tasks to Your Bridesmaids
Finally, whether you have six bridesmaids and a maid of honor or just a couple, they will presumably be the closest girlfriends you have, and as such, make use of them on your wedding day by reducing your stress levels by delegating to them.
Perhaps you have left your ‘something blue’ in another house or hotel room, and you need someone to get it for you, or you want a drink of something before you head out to the venue; your bridesmaids will be more than willing to make this happen for you.