The morning of your wedding can set the tone for the entire day. I've compiled some tips so that you have a great morning full of laughter and happiness while you get ready to walk down the aisle and say I Do to your soul mate.
These tips also help your photographer capture the day beautifully with lots of details so that you don't forget how you felt that morning. That's what is so great about photography, it really does capture the feeling of your day and when you look back, you can relive those feelings again and again!
1. GETTING READY ROBE
Having a special robe while you're getting ready makes the day even more special. A special robe makes the whole experience feel like a spa and creates that spa like atmosphere! And if you can get your bridesmaids to participate with getting ready attire, then it feels like you're all at the spa together enjoying and taking advantage of being pampered.
2. GET READY IN A HOTEL
Getting ready in your home can be a more cost effective solution, however, getting ready in a hotel room can take away the stress of having to clean up after and coordinating everyone to get ready in your home. The photos in a hotel room are also much prettier as they always have great window light and decoration. They also provide lots of spaces to photograph you, the bride, by herself in beautiful settings without.
3. HAVE EVERYONE DRESSED BEFORE YOU GET DRESSED
This tip is so important when it comes to your photographs. Having your bridesmaids and your mom, and who ever is going to get you ready be dressed and ready to go. Everyone looks beautiful and there is nothing to distract from the moment of getting their friend ready for her big day. It's special and only happens once, and when everyone is ready the photos are effortless and beautiful. They also look great inside of your album to help tell the story of your day.
4. THE NIGHT BEFORE IS IMPORTANT TOO
This is technically the night before but can affect your day in so many ways. Drink plenty of water so that you are refreshed the morning of your day. Try to do a relaxing activity and allow all of your thoughts to float away. Stressing out about any last minute details of your day can really wreck your mood the next day.
5. DON'T STRESS
Don't stress out about anything on your day. In my experience, something always goes awry on the day of... can be anything from traffic to having less time for your photos. These things happen and it's better that you don't stress. Take on the day knowing what is most important: vowing to love your soulmate! That is the real reason why you are up and getting ready for your day. When you take on the day without stressing about the day, you will enjoy every moment of it and it'll show in your photographs.
I hope that these tips help you when your big day comes! Don't forget to have some bubbly as well!