5 “Morning Of” Don’ts!
It’s the morning of your wedding and thoughts are probably racing through your head. What should I do first? How much time do I have? Is the make-up artist here yet? Where’s my phone? Stop…before you have a panic attack calm down and read our list of things you won’t want to do before you get your wedding day started.
Don't Have that Large Coffee.
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While a hot double latte sounds like a great idea first thing in the morning … don’t! Wedding day jitters plus a double dose of caffeine equals a really shaky bride. The last thing you want to do is have a caffeine crash in the middle of your vows. Unless you want to send that video of yourself passing out at the altar to America’s Funniest Home Videos, skip the big mug of coffee and stick with tea. You can also try fruit-flavored water for an early morning pick me up.
Don't Get Toasted on Mimosas.
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We know, we know... it’s time to celebrate; however you still have a wedding to get through. You may remember this tidbit as one of the top wedding advice tips from our mothers. It’s one that’s definitely worth repeating! A drunken bride is not a pretty bride and slurred vows won’t be something you want to see on your wedding video later. Save the champagne toasts for the reception (and the honeymoon).
Don't Tan in the Can.
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Besides the fact that regular pharmacy fake tan instructions are as easy to follow as an M. Night Shyamalan flick, it’s a little risky to apply tanner in the morning and then slip into a white dress a few hours or so later. What happens after you wait a few hours for the tan to set and then realize you’ve done too much? (Think Anne Hathaway in Bride Wars...yeah...that much.) The last thing you want is you and two of your bridesmaids standing in the shower scrubbing your orange body with loofahs an hour before your wedding!
Fake tan is especially a “no-no” for beach brides who will be taking vows underneath a Caribbean sun and may risk a little perspiration (and a brand new tan streak down the front of their white dress). If you’re bent on having a bit of a tan, try and get some sun in small safe doses in the months leading up to your nuptials or hit up a tanning salon. A light dust of make-up bronzer may be all it takes to give you a hint of color without turning you into the next cast member of Jersey Shore.
Don’t Change Your Mind!
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No, we’re not talking about running out on your poor groom! Pass on making any extreme last minute decisions period. Don’t wake up the morning of and decide to try that new tight curled hairstyle J-Lo had on American Idol two nights ago. Sometimes the desire to change your mind is just pre-wedding jitters or “performance anxiety”. Will everyone love my hair? What if my make-up looks too plain? Stop! Remember your wedding is not a show! Every decision you’ve made up until now has been about what you and your fiancé want, keep cool and get married!
Don't Stress About It.
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This one may be easier said than done but avoiding pre-ceremonial stress may be as simple as turning your cell phone off. If the thought of no cellphone gives you separation anxiety jitters, then hand it over to your maid of honor to screen your calls and answer on your behalf. The morning of is not the time to stress over tiny little details. We’re sure all the bows on your favour box ribbons will be tied with a double knot instead of one and all your chocolates will be the same flavor. Your guests will not pack up and leave if you’re running a few minutes late and no one will notice their steak came with Idaho potatoes instead of Irish potatoes! Do you want to know a secret? You’re the only one who knows how everything is “supposed to go”! No one will know that your shoes were supposed to be eggshell instead of ivory if you don't tell them.
The best advice we can offer to any bride the morning of her wedding is to Keep Calm and think of your fiancé’s face the moment he sees you walking down the aisle. Everything else pales in comparison!