Your wedding day is a time for serenity and joy, and with these five expert tips, you can ensure that your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Bridal preparations are one of my favourite moments for my client’s days. Find me a room filled with more anticipation, excitement and love; I dare you. Precious time with the people who have probably known you the longest and time to be genuinely treasured.
That very same combination of anticipation, excitement and love however, can lead to a little tension. But, ensuring everyone’s happy and knows where they need to be makes for a happy room and will also help your hair and make up teams steer the room in the right direction and keep up that gorgeous atmosphere.
Picture this: a morning where you’re able to savor every moment, knowing that everything is falling into place just as you envisioned. No last-minute panics or rushed decisions – just pure tranquility. I’ll guide you through creating a serene atmosphere, managing your time effectively, and embracing the precious moments before you say “I do.” Whether you’re planning a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, these tips are tailored to elevate your wedding morning into a cherished memory.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It’s a day filled with love, celebration, and the promise of a lifetime together. The morning sets the tone for the rest of the day, and having a stress-free start can make all the difference. Imagine waking up feeling calm and collected, ready to embrace the day ahead with a clear mind.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and it’s natural to feel a little anxious as the big day approaches. However, by prioritizing a stress-free morning, you’re giving yourself the gift of peace and tranquility amidst the excitement and anticipation.
ONE. Setting the tone for a stress-free morning also involves managing expectations and cultivating a positive mindset. Communicate with your bridal party and create a clear plan of the order in which everyone’s getting ready when and who. For example, if you’ve got two hair artists and two MUA’s – make sure you know who’s with whom and in which order. By fostering a supportive and harmonious atmosphere, you’re setting the stage for a wedding morning that flows.
TWO. Nominate a dedicated timekeeper (who isn’t you) – this person needs to be calm and happy to keep you on track. When you’ve created your detailed timeline that outlines the activities, appointments, and responsibilities for the morning of your wedding share this with your ‘timekeeper’ so they can help you. Consider factors such as hair and makeup schedules, transportation arrangements, and any pre-ceremony rituals or traditions that are important to you.
THREE. Allocate a little buffer time, after all having more time to spend drinking fizz and chatting is never a bad thing! When planning ahead for a smooth wedding morning, it’s important to build in this time. Unexpected delays can occur, so allowing extra time for each task or activity can help mitigate stress and ensure that you’re not rushing through the morning. Factor in time for relaxation, reflection, and connection with your loved ones – these moments are just as important as the logistical aspects of the morning.
FOUR. Bring your HMUA’s into the know. Your HMUA’s are the experts, unsung heros of a wedding morning and your morning hype girls. Help them help you by naming who you’ve allocated to each. Be super clear and name them, rather than just ‘bridesmaids’.
FIVE. Agree one area of the bridal preparation space to keep free from clutter, people and clothes tags for your photos. By having a clear space for portraits and special moments you’ll feel more clam in the space. Your future self and your photography will also be very grateful!
Your wedding morning should be a time of joy and anticipation. By planning ahead you can transform your wedding morning into a seamless and cherished experience. When I work with my planning and coordination clients I will work to establish your morning priorities and how best to plan your bridal preparations. If you’re interested in working together for your wedding, let’s chat!