You've made it! All those months of planning and decision-making have paid off, and the big day is tomorrow. It's time to relax and unwind before you say your vows and have the biggest party of your life.
Understandably, you will be feeling all sorts of crazy emotions, so it is important that you take care of yourself, so here is what to do the night before getting married…
16 Things To Do The Night Before Getting Married
- Do something together
- Break tradition and sleep in the same bed
- Go to the spa
- Check the last-minute details
- Read through your vows
- Stay hydrated
- Pack your personal items
- Check in with your wedding team and suppliers
- Switch off your phones early
- Have a bath or shower
- Pamper yourself
- Avoid alcohol
- One last check!
- Avoid last minute wedding prep
- Get to bed early
Do something together
It is easy to find yourself talking away with everyone else but your partner. Weddings typically involve a large number of relatives and friends.
Set aside some time to talk and connect. Talk about your feelings and excitement for your wedding day tomorrow, do an activity that you both enjoy and soak in each other's company!
Break tradition and sleep in the same bed
Some couples sleep alone the night before their wedding, as this is traditional. However, not many people stick by traditions these days, so break it and sleep in the same bed!
Go to the spa
The night before your wedding, visit the spa! A massage and a glass of wine will help you relax once the hectic months of planning are over.
Check the last-minute details
Last-minute details will always arise. Use the people available, like your planner, coordinator, or bridal party, and avoid taking on last-minute hiccups alone.
Read through your vows
Have you written your own vows? Spend a moment reading them the night before your wedding. Having one last run-through the night before your wedding is always a good idea.
Yes, you heard it right. This is something you probably didn’t even think about.
There is a lot to do and think about because tomorrow is your wedding day, but don't forget to drink plenty of water.
Getting enough water helps with digestion, concentration, and reduces bloating. You definitely want to feel like your best and most healthy self for your wedding day, right?
Pack your personal items
On the big day, the last thing you want to deal with is being unprepared. The night before your wedding, put together your bag to make sure you don't forget anything.
Check in with your wedding team and suppliers
Talking to your wedding suppliers, such as your photographer, MUA, DJ and so on, for confirmation will help you avoid complications with last-minute cancellations or no-shows.
The night before your wedding, you should chat with your wedding coordinator to make sure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities.
Switch off your phones early
After making sure your wedding team and suppliers all know what they’re doing, it is now time to turn off your phone and disconnect from the outside world.
Stay away from social media, group chats, and emaisl. Take a break for yourself so that you can feel calm and focused and you will have a much better sleep.
Have a bath or shower
To remove makeup completely and leave your skin feeling fresh, take a warm bath or shower and thoroughly cleanse your face. Your makeup artist will appreciate this!
If you are feeling a little stressed, a warm bath or shower is wonderfully soothing and beneficial. Taking a bath before bed can make you feel tired and increase your likelihood of waking up feeling rested.
Get a pedicure with your friends, exfoliate your body and face for brighter skin at home or at your favorite spa.
Apply moisturiser to add more hydration to your skin, but stick to your tried-and-true cosmetics. This is a night before wedding beauty tip you don’t want to miss out on, as you do not want to have a breakout because you have used new or different products!
You might be tempted to indulge in a strong drink the night before your wedding to calm your anxiety. But regrettably, consuming alcohol will be the least beneficial thing for you to do on such a significant night.
Alcohol can temporarily make you feel calmer, but it can prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. Also, you want to feel as fresh as possible in the morning!
One last check!
Before going to bed, make sure everything is organised and prepared for the next day. You should arrange your clothing, bags, shoes, and other necessities so that you can find them quickly the next day. You don't want to have to fumble about in the morning trying to find your things.
Avoid last minute wedding prep
Avoid performing any tasks the night before your wedding that will make you feel stressed.
Make sure to complete and organise all wedding-related preparations, such as DIY decorations, well in advance of your wedding.
It is crucial to try to avoid overthinking and stressing, as doing so may interfere with your sleep schedule.
Watch your favourite programme to help you relax. A funny film is a terrific approach to calm your nerves before your wedding.
To brighten the mood, you could also practise yoga or read your favourite book. You know yourself best, so do whatever makes you feel the most relaxed.
Get to bed early
Even though you may have a lot to do the night before your wedding, getting a good night's sleep is by far the most crucial. Make every effort to go to bed early enough to get at least 8 hours of sleep before your alarm goes off in the morning.
If you can’t sleep the night before your wedding, try burning scented candles, playing soothing music, or applying lavender oil to your bedding.
Now, enjoy your special day!
Now you know what to do the night before getting married. The only thing left to do is to enjoy your special day, with all of your loved ones by your side! I hope you have a lovely day celebrating.