Let’s face it, you can spend the remaining hours sweating the small stuff, or you could curl up with a book, unwind with an hour’s yoga, have a relaxing massage, enjoy lunch with your girlfriends – you get the idea… And don’t arrange your hen’s night for the eve of your wedding. You should have a quiet, relaxed evening that allows you time to unwind. Also, your bridesmaids will porbably stay with you on the eve of the wedding so that you can all enjoy breakfast together whilst getting ready before the bustle of the wedding day begins.
If you’ve booked hair and make-up professionals, allow sufficient time to enjoy the pampering before you officially start getting ready, and remember, your bridesmaids should get dressed first so that you can look over their outfits to ensure no detail has been forgotten. Approximately one-and-a-half hours before you leave for the ceremony, you should start getting into your wedding gown. You should savour this special time with your mum and bridesmaids – they are there to help you so enjoy this precious time.
On the way to your ceremony, your bridesmaids will travel in the first car, while you and your father will follow in the main bridal car. Also keep in mind that while it’s traditional for the bride to be fashionably late, there are other considerations, for example, another wedding may be taking place at the same venue straight after yours.
When you arrive, take a few moments for your photographer to cpature you getting out of the car. Now is a good time to check your wedding gown, hair, veil and make-up. This also gives your ushers the opportunity to ensure that everyone is seated, while your groom and his groomsman take their positions. And now the moment is all yours. It’s finally here. Take a big, deep breath and walk towards your future.
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