Each day, almost 6,200 weddings take place across the US. Though weddings are common, when it’s your big day, they are a huge deal.
No matter how early you started preparing, the wedding day comes up quickly and can leave you feeling stressed.
Here are the 10 most important things to do the day before your wedding.
1. Get a Manicure the Day Before the Wedding
You want your nails to be as fresh as possible. But if you leave your manicure for the day of the wedding, you risk smudged nails because you’ll likely get an early start on the big day.
Try to book your manicure for the evening before your wedding. That way there is less risk of anything going wrong. Just don’t do it right before bed or the pillows and sheets could ruin your nails.
2. Break-In Your Wedding Shoes
New shoes can be terribly uncomfortable. On the day before your wedding, take some time to break in your new shoes.
Walk-in them around the house for 15-20 minute periods, then toss them off. Doing this will allow your shoes to conform to the shape of your feet.
If they feel tight, put on some thick socks and try again. This is a simple trick for lightly stretching the shoes.
You’ll also get a sense of how to move with these shoes.
3. Eat a Healthy Meal and Drink Water
Tomorrow is a busy day. You might feel like you have a thousand wedding day preparations to do the day before your wedding.
But the biggest thing you should focus on is your own wellness. Cook up a healthy meal for dinner (or have your mom cook you one).
Today is not the day to try a new restaurant or new food. You don’t want to risk an allergic reaction or intestinal issues.
Avoid the temptation to treat yourself to fast food. Your body needs the nutrients and goodness from a meal full of complex carbs, veggies, and protein.
Remember, what you eat today will affect how your skin looks tomorrow. Not to mention it can result in low energy and bloating as well.
A substantial, healthy dinner will nourish you and keep you full as you prepare for your big day.
Plus, it can be fun to cook up a meal with your bridesmaids the day before your wedding.
Today is also a day where getting enough water is vital. With the rush of tomorrow, you can become dehydrated. It’s best to drink plenty of water to keep your skin, hair, and nails looking great.
Plus, lots of water will flush out any toxins in your system so you can enjoy a honeymoon without getting sick.
4. Turn your Phone Off
Yes, you can do it. Turn your phone to airplane mode or switch it off completely. There’s no need to be checking social media or answering frantic messages.
Today is the time for you to unwind and prepare for your big day. If you are worried about missing calls from vendors, hand your phone to your maid of honor and ask her to handle it.
Trust us, you’ll want to have a clear mind as you head into your wedding day.
5. Spend Time with Your Mom and Dad
Things change once you’ve walked down the aisle. Getting married is a huge milestone.
One of the best things to do the day before your wedding is to spend quality time with the people you will miss the most like Mom and Dad and siblings.
What should you do with this time? Talk! Reminisce about your childhood, talk about your parents’ wedding day or best family memories.
6. Watch Something Funny
You can also settle down in front of the TV to watch something that will make you laugh. Planning a wedding can be stressful.
Put yourself in a happy mood by enjoying your favorite comedy or funny YouTube videos with your favorite people. In years to come, this may just be a favorite memory.
7. Pamper Yourself and Your Bridal Party
The day before the wedding is the perfect day to relax with your bridal party. Consider a spa package for bridal parties. What could be better than aromatic oils and hydrating facials or massages to unwind and feel serene?
A facial is a good idea to smooth out any imperfections and clear out those pores for all the close-ups you’ll be taking tomorrow. It will give you a gorgeous glow even before you put on makeup.
Your skin will feel supple and silky for at least 24 hours. Also, this is a nice treat for your bridal party that has stuck by your side even when you turned into a bridezilla or had a meltdown.
8. Pack What You’ll Need
Take a few minutes on the day before the wedding to put together your reception clutch. Also, pack a post-reception bag.
Ask your wedding point person to ensure that this bag is waiting for you in your hotel room or bridal suite. That’s one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.
Bring your suitcases or bags that you need for the ceremony or reception in the car today. That will save you from a near heart-attack when you are en route to the wedding.
9. Write a Love Note to your Groom
We’re not talking vows here. Just jot down something short and sweet to remind your guy that he is the love of your life. Let him know you can’t wait to see him in his tux waiting for you to walk up the aisle.
Grooms get nervous too. A love note from you will put a smile on his face and give him one more reason to thank his lucky stars that he found you.
10. Try to Sleep
Yes, it can be hard to fall asleep before such a big day. But it’s worth a try.
Have a bath with lavender oil. Or listen to a guided meditation to induce sleep. Play some soothing music and sip some herbal tea.
Hop in bed nice and early so that even if you have a hard time falling asleep, you’ll still be pretty well rested for your big day.
Things to Do the Day Before Your Wedding Day
There you have it! A list of the 10 best things to do the day before your wedding day.
Remember, once your day arrives, the most important thing is to enjoy it with your new spouse.
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