5 Tips for the Morning of the Wedding

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

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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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February 19, 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 :)

February 11, 2014 10:51 pm


Natalie C
February 11, 2014 9:14 pm

The handkerchiefs are so pretty and practical

Tonji Byrd
February 11, 2014 6:20 pm

The monogram scarves are so adorable!

Erica Geeting
February 11, 2014 4:59 pm

Love the spa wraps!

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