Wedding Day Advice That Goes A Long Way

When it comes to your wedding day, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. This may seem contradictory since the day is all about you and your fiancé, but in all the planning, you may not think about what you’ll need to get through the day successfully. With a little bit of foresight and some help from your fairy godmother (that’s me!) you’ll be ready to rock on your wedding day and handle it all like a pro.

Do your best to get plenty of sleep the night before. You may not have a ton of control over this, especially if you have a rehearsal dinner that goes late, but keep in mind you have a HUGE day ahead and you definitely want to be well rested. While you may be tempted to stay up all night chatting with your bridesmaids or spending time with family, do yourself a favor and try to hit the hay early. There’s nothing quite like that well-rested glow to give you the best foundation for the day.

Eat breakfast. Eat lunch. Eat snacks. Food is fuel and you’re going to need a lot of it for the marathon that is your wedding day. Regardless of what time your ceremony is, make sure you carve out even just 10 minutes to have a quick snack. If you can’t fathom having another thing on your mind, designate someone in your bridal party to remind you to eat and keep you from running on empty.

Make sure you drink plenty of water. It may be tempting to pound mimosas or iced coffee all day, but staying hydrated is the key to keeping your energy up. Even if you do have some drinks, balance it out with water to keep from passing out or being overly tired.

Bring a change of shoes. Even if your wedding shoes are comfortable, it never hurts to bring a backup. There are lots of options for cute, bridal-themed sandals or tennis shoes, but if you don’t want to buy something new, your favorite pair of worn in shoes will definitely do the trick. 

You probably won’t need this last bit of advice, but here it is anyway: remember to smile! The best thing you can do on your wedding day is to enjoy yourself, and that’s something you definitely don’t need to plan ahead of time.