Exactly what you need to do the morning of your wedding

There is so much going on during the wedding day, that you can just get so overwhelmed with what actually needs to get done the morning of. So to help you out, we’ve created a morning of routine for both bride and groom that can help steer you in the right direction if you’re not exactly sure what to do.


Eat, Hydrate & Refresh

Now no matter what time your ceremony is, it’s always best to get up way ahead of time. This allows you to eat, drink water and coffee, shower and get yourself together before the day kicks off. (And, maybe a glass of champagne or two to help with the nerves).


Tip: Try not to Look at your Phone

Remember this is your special day, you will never get it back – so be sure to leave all distractions out i.e. social media, messages and phone calls can all wait. Your wedding planner, parents or even friends can help you handle these so that you don’t miss any important things but it’s best for you both to be present and enjoy the day.


Getting Dressed & Ready

Once you’ve eaten and got yourself together, it’s time to get dressed and ready. Now for the brides and bridesmaids it’s doing make-up and hair, and for the grooms and groomsmen it’s making sure you are fully groomed (haircut, beard trimmed, etc.).


Tip: Pack an Emergency Kit

Accidents happen and stitching comes undone – so having an emergency kit ready, is  best to solve any problems that come up. Now this is more important for the bride but it’s always good to have one on standby for the groom too. Things to include in your kits are:

  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Mints
  • Listerine
  • Tape
  • Paracetamol

For our full list of what to include in your emergency DIY kit we have it covered in our Your Must Have Bridal Emergency Kit

Pre-Ceremony Photos

Make sure you leave time to have some photo’s taken whilst you are getting ready. They are a great way to tell the story of the day. Once everyone’s  fully dressed and ready your photographer will most likely take some cool images. Let your photographer use their creative flair. We once saw a picture of wedding shoes in a tree and we love it.  It’s best to find a room with lots of natural light, as this is best for images and of course for getting your make-up done.

We hope you found this post helpful – and that you’ve got your morning routine down. If you have any top tips then please share them below in the comments.

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  1. These are some great tips, thanks for this article! Everything needs to be perfect: from the venue to the catering. Drinks + dancing + family + good friends = good times. I completely agree with the tip- eat, hydrate and refresh as well as take a time to breathe and centre yourself with an early morning meditation 🙂 What do you think about assigning someone to tidy up the getting ready room before the photographer arrive?

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