It’s so easy for the first few hours of your wedding day to fly by without a second to savour the moment. Before you know it, you’re out the door and down the aisle!
Who wants to spend that precious time working through checklists and watching the clock? Getting ready with your bridesmaids should be as memorable as the main event and filled with laughter, hugs and happy tears.
Here are ten fun things to do on your wedding morning with your bridal party, thanks to our guest author Bridesmaids Only.
1. Have a slumber party
Is there any better way to spend the last night of single life than watching movies and swapping stories over a cheeky bottle of wine? Book somewhere to stay with your bridesmaids before the wedding so you have plenty of time to catch up and chill out.
2. Find inner peace
It’s not uncommon to feel all kinds of butterflies in the countdown to your ceremony. Plan an early morning meditation or yoga session with your bride tribe to calm any nervous energy and start the day in a positive way.
3. Coordinate your outfits
There’s no need to be camera shy when you’ve traded the sweatpants for a slinky satin number! Cute getting ready outfits like matching bride and bridesmaid robes are the best accessory for your wedding morning. They look great in photos and won’t spoil your hair and makeup when it’s time to change into your aisle attire.
4. Pop the champagne
Kick off the celebrations with a pop, fizz and clink! A mimosa bar filled with a colourful display of fresh juices, fruits and bubbly is guaranteed to get the good vibes flowing.
5. Crank the music
It’s not a real party without a killer playlist. Pumping the tunes during your wedding prep will create a great atmosphere and get everyone in a celebratory mood! Upbeat hits and girl power anthems are also the perfect remedy for any pre-wedding jitters.
6. Give gifts
Organising bridal party gifts is a lovely way to let your favourite ladies know how much they mean to you. Whether it’s something to share first thing in the morning or when everyone is dressed and ready, this thoughtful surprise can be as simple as a handwritten card or as elaborate as a goodie-filled gift box. Just keep the tissues handy!
7. Eat together
You might not feel like eating much, but it’s a long time until your next meal! Sit down together for a healthy breakfast and set up a grazing station to keep everyone’s energy levels up. A cheese board, fruit platter and finger sandwiches are the perfect snacks to nibble on.
8. Be pampered
Enjoy getting your glow on with your girls as you’re given the celebrity treatment by a professional wedding hair and makeup team. You’ll feel ready for the red carpet and the paparazzi by the time you’re finished this VIP experience!
9. Capture the moment
Pre-wedding selfies with your squad are a must, but don’t forget to allow time for professional photos too! Your hair, makeup and flowers will all be at their best at the start of the day, so plan for some portraits with your photographer before the ceremony.
10. Ditch the checklist
Your wedding morning plans can turn from fun to frazzled without a helping hand. Hire a wedding planner for final setup and delegate any last minute jobs so you and your girls can stay focused on the good stuff. You won’t regret having some extra free time together before the formalities begin.
Thanks to Bridesmaids Only for sharing with us! They stock an extensive collection of bridesmaid dresses online from classic to modern designs.
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