Top Tips For A Stress Free Wedding Morning

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Your wedding day celebrations start with bridal prep, so it’s important you are able to relax, have fun and enjoy the last few hours of being a miss. After months of planning it is now time to enjoy every last minute of your special day and to help make this possible I have put together a simple checklist to ensure your morning preparations runs smoothly.

Choose your location wisely

As mentioned above bridal prep is the start of your wedding day celebrations so you need to make sure the space you will be using will allow you to have a stress free morning.  There should be room for your hair and make up artist to set up, an area to hang your dresses, bathroom facilities, comfortable chairs for you and your bridesmaids to sit, relax and eat as well as plenty of light to allow for the best bridal prep photographs.

Bridal prep timeline

Agreeing a bridal prep timeline in advance of your wedding day is definitely my top tip. Most HMUA will put together a schedule detailing the time that each person will be having their hair and make up done on your wedding morning. If you have a separate hair stylist and make up artist be sure to put them in touch with each other so they can create a joint schedule and remember to share this with anyone who will be with you on your wedding morning. You should also aim to be ready around 1 hour before you need to leave for your ceremony which will give time for any pre ceremony photos, your bridesmaids to see in your dress as well as giving you time to stop, take a moment and have a glass of fizz.

Remember to eat

I can’ stress how important it is to set aside time to eat. Whether this be a hearty breakfast, a delicious lunch, lots of tasty snacks and nibbles, or all three. Ensuring you have plenty of food, water (and fizz) will make sure everyone is well fed and watered ready for the big day that lies ahead.

Additional tips

Aside from my three main tips above you may also want to consider putting together a playlist full of your favourite tunes. This is a great way to help everyone relax, settle any nerves and get everyone in the party spirit.

It’s also a good idea to discuss timings with your florist ahead of the big day so you can arrange for your bouquets to be with you in time for your pre ceremony photos, saving any last minute stresses.

Sharing a list of any detail shots you would like your photographer to capture during bridal prep is another good job to tick of the list before your wedding morning. Whether this be images of your dress hanging up, your shoes and scent or an image of your bouquet, discussing this in advance will allow your photographer to go ahead and capture these details without needing to interrupt you whilst you are enjoying your morning preparations.

I hope this was useful and will help you plan a fun and stress free wedding morning. If you would like more inspiration and advice head over to the wedding planning advice page on my website, where you will find a whole host of wedding planning advice and top tips.

Image Credit: Natasha Marshall Photography 

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With a keen eye for detail, organisational skills that are second to none and the love of a “to do” list it was inevitable that Hayley would become an events planner. She started her career within the legal profession and was a Personal Assistant for 14 years before training with the UKAWP to become a professional wedding and events planner and then going on to launch “Hayley Jayne Weddings & Events”.

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