Seven Things to Do Before the Big Day

If your wedding is just around the corner (which can be anything from six months to six days!) then there are a few things you need to do to get yourself ready. Here’s seven of the best things you can do for yourself so that your wedding day dawns and you’re ready to go

Bring in reinforcements

There’s so much to organise that you can’t possibly do it all by yourself, hold down a job, run a house and maybe even bring up children at the same time! Many of your friends and relatives will want to help – maybe spending an evening or two crafting favours or filling envelopes – so don’t be afraid to ask.

Get some rest

The night before the big day, make sure you’re well-rested. Forget all about the plans (this might seem like a big ask, but you’ll be glad of the break), run a bubble bath and get to bed as early as you can.

Have a sturdy breakfast

You may be feeling sick with nerves, but an empty stomach will only make things worse! Have a good breakfast – bacon and eggs, porridge, wholemeal toast, OJ, the works. Make sure your blood sugar and hydration levels are tip-top.

Gather an emergency kit

No doubt your chief bridesmaid will also have one, but make one up for yourself, complete with hairpins, make-up, hand gel, needle and threads, emergency painkillers, tampons (you never know) and plasters.

Set up a hashtag and Flickr account

Of course, you’ll have your professional photographer doing the shoot, but you should also gather together snaps that guests have taken throughout the day and night. Make sure the account is set up and the deets are available on your invitations so that no moments are missed.

Break in your shoes

This is a biggie – you will be wearing your shoes for most of the day, so make sure you can glide serenely and evenly in them without feeling like you’re walking on hot knives. A good tip is to wear big thick socks under your shoes and spend a few hours walking around the house; this stretches the fabric and moulds the shoes to your feet more.

Clear up your work to-do list

Especially if you’re going on honeymoon right away. There’s nothing worse than trying to relax and finding you’re fretting about an unfinished report!

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