The Night Before Your Wedding
Your mind is bound to be racing the night before your wedding and it’s totally normal that the excitement will prevent you from nodding off – but the consequent dark circles, puffy eyes and dull skin are probably the the last thing you’d want on your wedding day! The time spent planning your wedding can feel like a whirlwind at times, so it's important to take time to relax the evening before you tie the knot to ensure that you can cherish every moment of your big day...
Do: Eat a healthy meal
If you're particularly nervous or excited, it may be difficult to eat the night before your wedding, but it's essential that you do! Opt for something light, healthy and easily digestible, so that you don't bloat and feel fresh in the morning.
Don't: Drink Alcohol or Caffeine
Resist drinking alcohol the night before your wedding. While a glass of your favourite tipple may help ease your nerves, any more than that will make you feel sluggish in the morning, and may cause your skin to dull. Caffeinated drinks will be similarly dehydrating, and they are likely to make it even more difficult for you to fall asleep.
Do: Turn off social media
Avoid technology – no scrolling through Facebook or Twitter! It is tempting to send a last minute text to your florist, but you should aim to have any last minute tasks delegated to your bridal party at this stage, and ideally, be able to switch off your phone before going to sleep.
Plan to have a few hours free in the evening to wind down before you need to go to sleep - whether you'd like to spend them watching your favourite film, doing some yoga or having a bath! Discuss with you hair stylist what you should do ahead of your ceremony - they may recommend washing your hair at this time, rather than leaving it until the morning of your ceremony, as this can make it difficult to work with and style.
Don't: Try any new products
If you'd usually relax by carrying out a beauty regime, it's important that you don't try anything new the night before your ceremony! While it can be tempting to try a new luxury face cream or dye your hair to look your best for the ceremony, there is always the risk of having an allergic reaction to the product - the last thing you need before your wedding.
Don't: Do any wedding tasks
In an ideal world, you will have ticked off everything on your wedding to-do list at this stage, and while it's tempting to check in with your caterer, florist or wedding band, attempting to do any last minute tasks at this stage is likely to cause you more worry and stress.
If there are tasks you've forgotten to do, or a detail you need to check on, now is the time to delegate. Ask any member of your to bridal party to help out so that you can relax. It's what they're there for!
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