It’s the night before your wedding. The planning is done, and the big day is tomorrow! You’ll have the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner with the wedding party, but then what? You don’t want to stress, but there are a few things you can do the night before your wedding to make the big day more enjoyable. What you decide to do probably depends on where you’re staying/who you’re with. We were staying at the resort where our wedding was going to be, along with the wedding party and several friends and family members. So naturally, we spend the night in the bar drinking beer, playing pool, and dancing.
Whether you’re spending the night with friends or having a quiet night in with your fiancé, here are just a few things to do the night before your wedding.
Put away the planning binder. Your wedding is already planned. It’s time to put away the binder because there’s nothing else you can do! Your wedding day is going to be amazing, so don’t stress about those tiny details. Besides, if you didn’t get it done before that night, it’s probably not that important anyways.
Eat a healthy dinner. The last thing you want is to wake up the morning of your wedding with a food hangover because you ate a ton of greasy food the night before! I’m not saying you have to eat a salad (we had an Italian buffet), but keep it moderate.
Put the phone on silent. At the very least, do this before bed. I guarantee there will be friends and family who have questions about time, location, clothing, etc, and for some reason think it’s a good idea to call the bride. It’s not a good idea, but they don’t know that. So put the phone on silent so you aren’t waking to a call at the crack of dawn from an aunt who can’t decide what to wear.
Read over your vows. That way you’ll be comfortable reading them at the ceremony. I read mine of a ton the night before and morning of.
Make breakfast plans. I was super excited to spend the day getting ready with my mom and my closest friends. The night before, we decided to all meet up early for breakfast, and it was a blast!
Delegate tasks. If there are any tasks that aren’t done yet, hand them off to a friend or family member to take care of for you.
Write a to-do list. I’m all about to-do lists! Try to make a list of everything you’ll need to do the next day, or things you want to remember. My mind always races at night with ideas or things I need to do, so I recommend keeping the list on the night stand when you go to bed!
Check the weather. Even if you aren’t having an outside wedding. Not that you want to stress yourself out if the weather report shows bad news, but it’s just better to know ahead of time.
Lay out your getting-ready clothes. It will just make it easier to get dressed in the morning!
Drink a ton of water. You don’t want to be dehydrated on the wedding day, and you might not have many chances on the wedding day to grab water.
Reminisce. You’re getting married to the love of your life tomorrow! Take some time to get a little sappy and think about your future spouse, the time you’ve spent together, and your future together. It’s your wedding. It’s the one time there’s no such thing as too sappy.
Get a good night’s sleep, but not at the expense of fun. I know everyone tells you to get a good night’s sleep. And you definitely should! But make sure you have fun too. Chances are, you’ll be hanging out with your wedding party, girlfriends, or family. I was so insistent I was going to go to bed early the night before the wedding and was only going to have one drink. I had several more drinks than one, and I went to bed way too late. But you know what? I had such a good time hanging out with friends I hadn’t seen in ages. And I knew I wasn’t going to get that one on one time with them the next day. So yes, get a restful sleep. But don’t abandon the idea of a fun night.
What did you do the night before your wedding?
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