After months of planning and waiting, your wedding day is almost here! You’ve double and tripled-checked every detail, and now it’s time to enjoy and celebrate the love between you and your partner. But there are some little things you may not have thought about that you should definitely consider before the rehearsal dinner. Check out these seven tips to help you prepare for your big day!
Pack baby wipes
You never know when you will need to wipe off your hands, your dress or your accessories, so it’s always a great idea to have baby wipes on hand. Whether you get a little dirt or mud on your dress hem during your first look photos or your caterers spill a little sauce, baby wipes will help you clean up the little messes without stressing.
Practice your hair and makeup
Even if you think you’ve chosen the perfect wedding day hair and makeup look, you should definitely try it out with a professional before your big day. The colors may not be quite right or the hairstyle may need some adjustment. Hair and makeup trials can help you get a clear idea of how your look will work and whether you need to make any changes. Be sure to take plenty of photos from every angle after your trial so you can review them later.
Schedule in some extra time
While you should definitely have a wedding day timeline, be sure to schedule some buffer time. Things don’t always go as planned, and getting ready may take a little longer than you expect. The more time you have, the less stressed you will feel and the better you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding day, instead of worrying about the little details.
Embrace the mess
Let’s be real: something will likely go wrong on your wedding day. The DJ will play the wrong song or the entrances to the ceremony will be off. It’s better to go in expecting something to be off and be ready to accept it, instead of stressing when your vision of a perfect wedding day doesn’t go as planned. Instead of living in fear of what may go wrong, focus on everything that goes right, especially marrying the person you love most.
Build a survival kit
A wedding day survival kit consists of all the little things you may need throughout your day. Include items like hand sanitizer, stain remover, a small sewing kit, aspirin, and a first aid kit. You never know when you’ll need one of these items to solve an unexpected problem, and you will be glad you had your survival kit on hand.
Take your time walking down the aisle
You only get one chance to walk down the aisle, so don’t rush it. Walk slowly, focus on your partner and smile. After all, this is your moment. You deserve to savor and cherish it (and get plenty of gorgeous photos).
Include a receiving line
Receiving lines have kind of fallen out of fashion, but they’re a great way to make sure you greet and thank everyone who attends your wedding. By doing so, you can ensure that you won’t regret missing someone later on. Just be sure to keep things moving, and a receiving line shouldn’t take up too much time after your wedding. You can also dismiss everyone row by row and greet them as they step out, instead of forming an actual line.
With a little extra thought and planning, you can be extra prepared for your wedding day and all the small worries that come with it!