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5 Tips for the Morning of the Wedding

Posted February 5, 2014 | 86 Comments

Hello, loves! Whether your wedding is fast-approaching or in the distance, be sure to bookmark this post (press CTRL + D or pin it)! Today we’re revealing five tips for the morning of the wedding to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Getting ready for your wedding is memorable because it is filled with excitement and anticipation for the day ahead. Plus, it’s a great chance to chill with your best girlfriends to relax, get pampered, and primp to look your best. Read on to see the five essential tips… plus, a little birdie told us there’s a special giveaway happening, too! Check it out below…

bridesmaids jumping on the bed

photo: nadi bay photography

Morning of the Wedding

Little touches and details will make the morning of the wedding more memorable for yourself and your bridal party. Here are a few suggestions we think will help.

1. Details.

Details, details, details. You’ve been so used to this throughout your wedding planning, so don’t stop when planning the morning of the wedding! Sweet little touches will make it more memorable. Here’s a mini-inspiration board to nudge your creativity:

getting ready - morning of the wedding ideas

details //

1 – white paper lanterns | blue paper lanterns
2 – banner
3 – drink dispenser
4 – striped straws
5 – door hanger
6 – plastic drinking glasses
7 – tote bag

2. Schedule your hair and makeup early.

Make sure your hair stylist and makeup artist are scheduled well ahead of time. And, make sure the appointment is as early as possible. This allows for any extra time it may take to get your hairstyle just right, or to redo anything that doesn’t come out perfect the first time. Plus, you’ll be less stressed and can relax if you know you have more than enough time to get to the aisle on time.

getting ready morning of the wedding

photo: ashley caroline | see the real wedding

3. Have food and drinks available.

This is sometimes something we recommend as one of the MOH duties, but it bears repeating here. You’ll want to offer food and drinks to your wedding party the morning of the wedding. Nothing too fancy or complicated: orange juice, coffee, mimosas, and/or water are some suggestions. Use a drink dispenser and plastic glassware for ease. For food, think small finger-foods like rolled sandwiches, veggies, or fruit. Drinking straws make for no-mess lipstick.

4. Make sure these photos are on your list.

Don’t forget to capture these 18 Must-Have Getting Ready Photos!

5. Wear comfortable clothing.

While getting ready, wear clothing that won’t mess up your hair or makeup. The best advice? Wear a button-down shirt or robe that doesn’t need to be lifted above your head.

bridesmaid getting ready robes

photo (left) – hagerty photography, robes – the lil wedding shop

And… wouldn’t it be nice to win a set of FREE personalized bridesmaid robes? Now you can! Enter below!

Giveaway: Spa Robes

Between 2/5-2/11/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a set of five spa robes for the morning of your wedding! These robes — by The Lil Wedding Shop — are personalized + perfect for bridesmaid gifts. Prize value: $160. No cash value. FREE shipping included to the U.S. (hooray!) Winner will be randomly selected on 2/12 and announced on this post. Winner will be contacted via email: be sure to check your inbox and spam bins! Winner must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be randomly selected. Use entry form below to enter. No purchase necessary. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Good luck!

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86 Responses to “5 Tips for the Morning of the Wedding”

  1. Em Mahr
    February 5th, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    I like the Personalized cosmetic bags

  2. Erica Geeting
    February 5th, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    Love the spa wraps!

  3. Angela
    February 5th, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    These are lovely!

  4. Marissa D
    February 5th, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    I just started researching robes so this is perfect timing!

  5. Claire T
    February 5th, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

    I love the handkerchiefs!

  6. Tracy
    February 5th, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    These robes are great, my bridesmaids will love them!

  7. Katy M
    February 5th, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    Such fun details :)

  8. Caity_Johnson
    February 5th, 2014 @ 3:22 pm

    I love the personalized tote bags!

  9. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    February 5th, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    I also love the handkerchiefs-esp. the one for the mother of the groom!

  10. Casey Barreto
    February 5th, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    I would die! I love the idea of having everyone in robes getting ready. This is definitely on my must do list. Loving the monogrammed spa robes.

  11. Christina
    February 5th, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    When booking your makeup artist and hair stylist, be sure to factor in whether you want first-look photos. To be ready for a 4pm wedding, we didn’t realize that we needed to start makeup around 8am for the brides and 4 bridesmaids. By the time we realized our mistake, the makeup artist had booked an early-morning client and wasn’t available until 9am. We made it work but lost the opportunity for getting ready photos with all of the bridesmaids finished hair and makeup.

  12. Jordan Hoehler
    February 5th, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    I adore the father of the bride hankerchiefs! So sweet

  13. Mary J
    February 5th, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    I definitely would recommend the getting ready EARLY. I was too excited to sleep in anyway! My wedding wasn’t until 2pm, but I had my hair appointment start at 7am, which was the first slot, before my bridesmaids. It helped that we decided to get ready at my parents’ house. I slept in my bed and it was so much more relaxed that way. And my dad picked up the donuts and kolaches for everyone! We also did cute embroidered robes! I gave them way as bridesmaids gifts. :)

  14. Tecara
    February 5th, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!! Another item I liked would be the personalized totes. So cute!

  15. Stephani
    February 5th, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    Love the tote bags!

  16. Lisa Anderson
    February 5th, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the personalized cosmetic bags!! I would absolutely order them in pink with script font! Such a cute idea and they are the perfect size for every girl to store her makeup! Perfect for the day of and every day after :)

  17. Erin K.
    February 5th, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    This would be so fun for the morning of!

  18. Kimberly
    February 6th, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    Love the personalized tote bags too!!

  19. Marnay
    February 6th, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    I love the Personalized Cosmetic Bag. The perfect gift for my bridesmaids!

  20. Tecara
    February 6th, 2014 @ 9:05 am

    I adore the spa wraps! They are so cute!

  21. Em Mahr
    February 6th, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    I like the Monogram Boyfriend Fleece Sweat Pants

  22. Casey Barreto
    February 6th, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    Really love the personalized tote bags!

  23. Martian785
    February 6th, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    The robes are an awesome idea!

  24. Taylor D.
    February 6th, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    These robes would be so amazing for the wedding day!!!

  25. Tawndra Neal
    February 6th, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

    I like the personalized 3 robe.

  26. Kaylene
    February 6th, 2014 @ 12:39 pm
  27. Claire T
    February 6th, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    I love the handkerchiefs!

  28. Erin B
    February 6th, 2014 @ 5:07 pm

    I love the monogrammed spa wraps as well as the robes!

  29. Sarah P.
    February 6th, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

    my girls would love the robes! I love the tote bag too.

  30. Leah Warner
    February 6th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm

    I love the personalized robes with names!!

  31. Tecara
    February 7th, 2014 @ 6:04 am

    The handkerchiefs are cute!

  32. Tawndra Neal
    February 7th, 2014 @ 8:53 am

    I like the monogram anchor sweatshirt.

  33. Tonji Byrd
    February 7th, 2014 @ 9:15 am

    I love the monogrammed pocket tees!

  34. Marnay
    February 7th, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    The Mother of the Bride Nautical Anchor Wedding Handkerchief is adorable, and perfect for my mom!

  35. Kaylene
    February 7th, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    I love the personalized tote bags!

  36. Kerry Donovan
    February 7th, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    The Personalized Tote Bags and the Monogram Boyfriend Fleece Sweat Pants!

  37. Ally H.
    February 7th, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    The hankerchiefs are so sweet!

  38. Jessica
    February 7th, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    The personalized tote bags would be very useful!

  39. Tara
    February 7th, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    Would absolutely love to give those spa robes to my best girlfriends on our wedding day in June! They are adorable

  40. bethfeh
    February 7th, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    Those robes look so comfy! I also want to get my girls bags as part of their gift and these look amazing!

  41. Meghan V
    February 7th, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

    I absolutely love the robes! They would be perfect for getting ready at the hotel :)

  42. Tecara
    February 8th, 2014 @ 8:27 am

    Totes are adorbs! Lol

  43. Marnay
    February 8th, 2014 @ 10:42 am

    The personalized cosmetic bag in green is stunning.

  44. Kelly H.
    February 8th, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

    Love the personalized totes!

  45. Natalie C
    February 8th, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    The handkerchiefs are so pretty and practical

  46. Tonji Byrd
    February 8th, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

    I like the personalized cosmetic bags!

  47. Tecara
    February 9th, 2014 @ 7:07 am

    The personalized totes are really cute!

  48. Claire T
    February 9th, 2014 @ 11:17 am

    I love the handkerchiefs!

  49. JenniferJ
    February 9th, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

    I love the mother of groom from bride handkerchief!! It would be perfect.

  50. Tonji Byrd
    February 9th, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

    I am definitely going to have to buy my dad and the mother of the groom handkerchiefs. So sweet.

  51. Awilda Mapelli
    February 9th, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    I love the personalized tote bags!

  52. Tanya Patterson
    February 9th, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    Love these robes, and 5 is the perfect number for me and my girls!

  53. Kelly H.
    February 9th, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    Love the personalized totes!

  54. Leah Warner
    February 10th, 2014 @ 6:02 am

    I am also loving the personalized totes. What better thing to put all the bridal party’s goodies in?

  55. Kerry Donovan
    February 10th, 2014 @ 7:17 am

    I adore the, Mother of the Bride Nautical Anchor Wedding Handkerchief!

  56. Tawndra Neal
    February 10th, 2014 @ 8:27 am

    I like the personalized cosmetic bags.

  57. Em Mahr
    February 10th, 2014 @ 8:56 am

    I really like the Monogram Anchor 1/4 Zip Sweatshirt Nautical Sweater

  58. Tecara
    February 10th, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    The spa wraps are lovely. :-)

  59. Marnay
    February 10th, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    The Personalized Handkerchief Grandmother of the Groom is my favorite

  60. Kaylene
    February 10th, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    The personalized tote bags are sweet!

  61. Victoria K
    February 10th, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    I’m actually personalizing totes as I write this :)

  62. Amanda B
    February 10th, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    Handkerchiefs are cute too!

  63. Claire T
    February 10th, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    I love the handkerchiefs!

  64. andkap
    February 10th, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    love the personalized robes and hankies!!

  65. Erica Geeting
    February 10th, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

    I love the spa wraps too

  66. elizabeth
    February 10th, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

    the embroidered handkerchiefs are so lovely

  67. Natalie C
    February 10th, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

    The handkerchiefs are so pretty and practical

  68. Tonji Byrd
    February 10th, 2014 @ 9:02 pm

    I like the personalized robes with names.

  69. Sarah
    February 10th, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    I love the cosmetic bags!

  70. Tanya Patterson
    February 10th, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

    I love these robes, I really wanna win this one!

  71. Grace L
    February 11th, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    I like the handkerchief, especially the father one. My dad always had one when he wore a suit because he always knew someone, mostly me, would need it for one thing or another. Growing up I would give him some as gifts so this would be very fitting to give him.

  72. Tecara
    February 11th, 2014 @ 6:35 am

    Personalized totes!

  73. Tawndra Neal
    February 11th, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    I like the father of the bride wedding handkerchief.

  74. Amanda B
    February 11th, 2014 @ 8:55 am

    I love the monogramed initial spa robes

  75. Marnay
    February 11th, 2014 @ 9:02 am

    The Monogram Boyfriend Fleece Sweat Pants look so fun and comfortable!

  76. Claire T
    February 11th, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    I love the handkerchiefs!

  77. Em Mahr
    February 11th, 2014 @ 11:04 am

    I absolutely love the personalized cosmetic bag!

  78. Justyne M
    February 11th, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    i love the personalized tote bags!

  79. Kaylene
    February 11th, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    Honestly, the robes are my favorite! I would love to win them for my ladies :)

  80. Kelly H.
    February 11th, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    Love the personalized totes!

  81. Alexis M
    February 11th, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    The personalized intial spa robes in white would be perfect for my May wedding! <3

  82. Erica Geeting
    February 11th, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    Love the spa wraps!

  83. Tonji Byrd
    February 11th, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

    The monogram scarves are so adorable!

  84. Natalie C
    February 11th, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

    The handkerchiefs are so pretty and practical

  85. Liz
    February 11th, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

    LOVE THESE!!!!!!

  86. Amanda Douglas Events
    February 19th, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

    Yes, that’s so right, all of them! I find the food and scheduling hair and makeup early are the biggest ones. The wedding party is often really hangry by the time I see them because no one ate! I always make sure I have protein and granola bars on me :)

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