Wedding Morning Madness: Keeping Calm

The morning of your wedding is both nerve-wracking and exciting. Everything you have been planning for months or maybe be is about to take place. And, of course, you’re marrying the love of your life. You’ll be standing up in front of your friends and family to show your commitment, and then there’s a big party afterward, where anything could go wrong. If you want the day to get off to a good start, you should plan your wedding morning to keep the excitement high and the worries low. Decide what you’re going to do from the moment you wake up until you get to the venue for the ceremony and how you’re going to stay calm.



Breakfast
Your stomach might be full of butterflies from both excitement and nerves, but it’s important not to skip breakfast. You have a long day ahead of you, and you might not get to eat until mid-afternoon. Think about what you might want to eat even if you’re feeling a bit queasy. It’s a good idea to give yourself some options so you can have some fruit or bacon and eggs, depending on how you feel. You might want to go out to breakfast or if you’re staying in a hotel, have room service brought to you. Just don’t skip the most important meal of the day.

Relax As You Get Ready
You’ve got a lot to do to get ready for the big day, including your hair and makeup. But don’t let the pressure of everything get to you. You should try to relax while you’re getting ready and avoid panicking. One this is certain, and that’s that you shouldn’t be sorting out last-minute arrangements. If there’s anything that needs to be done, see if there’s anyone else who can do it for you. You should be able to sit back with a glass of champagne (or at least a coffee). Give yourself plenty of time to get ready so that there’s no rush.


Photographs
The morning of your wedding is a great time to take pictures. You can have a photographer document your excitement, and maybe some of your nerves too. You’ll love looking back at the photos and remembering how giddy you felt. You can find some great examples of brides and bridesmaids getting ready online, on sites like www.clewellphotography.com. It’s always good to have some final photos of the bride before she becomes one-half of a married couple too.

Break Tradition
Tradition dictates that the bride and groom meet at the ceremony. However, not everyone wants to do things the traditional way. If you don’t want to be separated from your groom, why not spend the morning with him? You can have breakfast together, perhaps spend an hour at a spa or hire a massage therapist to come to you. You don’t have to spend the whole morning together if you don’t want to.


Your last few hours as a single person can feel huge. If you want to make the most of them, plan what you want to do in advance.