Ten things to do the night before your wedding!

I met with one of my couples today and we reviewed their checklist. We went over everything from one year out to the big day itself. However, there are a few "To Dos" that should be taken care of the night before the wedding that I do not include on this checklist. I have written a list of ten things the bride and the groom should consider on their last day of being single. 

Brides:

1.       Meet one last time with your planner and/or venue coordinator to ensure everything is a go. Pass off the vendor checks and any tip envelopes to whom you designated. 

2.       Write thank you notes to all who have helped you and your fiancé through this time. Bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, grandparents, aunts, any vendors you feel have gone the extra mile for you. Have your Maid of Honor, mother, or another bridal party member hand off the cards to the groom to sign as well. 

3.       If you are leaving for your honey moon after the wedding, and are taking a flight, go ahead and check into your flight if you can. This will be one less thing to worry about. Let your groom know this has been done.

4.       No drinking. There are plenty of ways you can have fun with out drinking. This will dehydrate you and make you feel groggy in the am. (See number 9)

5.       Do not use social media or your phone. Go ahead and turn your phone off. If someone needs to get a hold of you, they will know how to find you. 

6.       Lay out your “getting ready” outfit. Setting this out will ensure you have everything you need and can get something in case you have forgotten. When you wake up and can slip right in to this, grab your coffee, and get ready for the exciting day! 

7.       Pack an emergency kit, or buy a premade one. These little kits can come with so many items you may find you or a bridesmaid needs throughout the day. These kits can include, mints, sewing kits, tampons, Advil, stain remover pen, hair spray, etc. 

8.       A night time regimen. Use a face mask and an eye cream to make sure your face has an even brighter glow in the am. Make sure you have tested the product at least two weeks prior to the wedding. You do not want to have any reactions! 

9.       Have a girl’s night IN with your bridesmaids. Get ready for bed, and pop in a romantic comedy to get some laughs in before you go to sleep. This will leave you in a good mood before you fall asleep, and hopefully allow you to  have a good night's sleep.

10.   Go to bed at an early hour. You want to get as much sleep as you can. The wedding day is going to be filled with excitement, stress, and a lot of things to do. You want to be well rested and energized. 

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Grooms:

1.       Meet one last time with your planner and/or venue coordinator to ensure everything is a go. Pass off the vendor checks and any tip envelopes to whom you designated. 

2.       If the bride has written thank you notes for the bridal party, family, or vendors, make sure you are given these to sign as well. 

3.       If you are leaving for your honey moon after the wedding, and are taking a flight, go ahead and check into your flight if you can. This will be one less thing to worry about. Let your bride know this has been done.

4.       No drinking. I know you will want to have fun with your groomsmen, but hang out with them without drinking. This will dehydrate you and will not help you be the prince your bride is expecting. Don’t do it. I mean it!

5.       Stay off social media and your phone. Plenty of people, especially the bridesmaids will be posting updates. 

6. Get your outfit ready for the morning. You may not need to do as much to get ready as the bride does, but you don't want to be stressing out about a missing sock before heading to the ceremony location. 

7. Practice your vows one last time. Especially if you are not good at speaking in front of a crowd. 

8. Delegate any last minute tasks or details. Let your planner know or give the task to your best man. 

9. If you have not discussed doing this already, write a love letter to the bride. Tell her when you knew she was the one and what you are looking forward to in your marriage.

10. Go to bed early! Do not stay up all night with your groomsmen or friends in town for the wedding. 

 
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