1) Make a schedule – Have your maid of honor help you figure out a schedule for the entire day so that you will be sure to stay on track. It is easy to let things linger on or rush through the events that should require more time.
2) Eat breakfast – I know that you will be worried about eating anything before putting on your beautiful dress, but it is important to have some nourishment in your body to start the day off. It will be difficult to eat dinner at your own wedding – because of nerves, people wanting to chat, etc. – so, try your best to at least have a small breakfast.
3) Reception viewing – Take time to sneak a peak of the decorated reception area because, chances are, it will be hard to enjoy all of the little details when are actually at the reception.
4) Pop a pill – Take a Tylenol to start your day! I know this sounds a bit strange, but it works. By the middle of the day you will be feeling tired, worn out and achy and you would have wished you had some extra strength medicine to keep you going.
5) Keep hydrated – Drink plenty of water! Do not neglect this. We want you feeling at your best on your big day and we don’t want dehydration to get in the way of that.
6) Perfect isn’t reality – I know it’s hard to think about something going wrong, but start your day with a positive attitude and mindset. Something may not go just the way that you envisioned it, but that is okay! You are surrounded by those you love and try to focus on the bigger picture.
7) Write a letter – Take time to write a letter to your groom before the ceremony. Tell him how excited you are that this day has finally arrived and that you cannot wait to get the show on the road!
8) Say thank you – Say a big thank you to your bridal party. Chances are, they have done a lot to help you get to your big day smoothly. They have been there since day one and it will mean so much to them if you take a minute to show your appreciation.
9) Delegate – Don’t feel like it is your responsibility to get all of the last minute details completed on the morning of your wedding day. Delegate those jobs to the wedding coordinator, bridesmaids or mother. They will be glad to help.
10) Breathe – Take a minute and just – breathe. It will all be okay. You have spent so much time and energy planning this wedding and it is going to be a glorious day. You are getting married to the man of your dreams and are surrounded by family and friends who love you. What could be better?