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How to Get Ready on Your Wedding Day

Now we know what you’re thinking: “I’m a grown woman, I know how to get dressed”. But trust us, your wedding morning is a totally different game. If you have no idea where to start, we’d love to tell you how to get ready on your wedding day.

Related: How to Plan Your Wedding Morning Timeline


Take some time out

After all the craziness of wedding planning, you have finally made it to your Big Day. Don’t start the day in a rush. Get an early night, wake up a little earlier and just take some time out to be alone. Meditate, pray, have a long shower and set the tone for your day. If you’re a coffee drinker, make yourself a cuppa and have a peaceful start to the day.


Make a playlist

Compile a playlist that you and the girls can listen to while you get ready on your wedding day. Put all your favourite fun tunes on a playlist and use that to keep the mood upbeat.

Here are a few song ideas:

  • Wannabe – Spice Girls
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Man, I feel like a Woman – Shania Twain
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston


Eat something

Seriously, don’t forget to eat. Have a big breakfast in the morning and have lots of snacks to munch on while you’re getting ready. By the time you get to the top of the aisle, your stomach will be growling if you haven’t eaten anything. The last thing you want is to faint or feel lightheaded on your wedding day. Eating will probably not be at the top of your list, so ask somebody to be in charge of making sure you’ve got something to eat. Have muffins, croissants, fruit, crackers, whatever you enjoy eating. You’ll thank us when you’ve got energy to enjoy your day!


Pop the champagne

It’s your wedding day so what better time to whip out the bubbly! You will (hopefully) not be doing anything on the morning of your wedding other than getting ready and enjoying a drink with your bridesmaids. Take it all in!


Have a timeline

Before you get to your wedding day, create a timeline, with the help of your hair stylist and makeup artist. We recommend that you get your hair and makeup done first. This way, when your photographer comes, you’ll be ready for photos. It also means that if there are any hiccups, you will be prioritised and will look awesome. Once you’ve got a timeline to get ready on your wedding day, share it. Let your bridesmaids, parents, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer know the plan.

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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