There is so much that you, as the bride, has to coordinate, design, schedule and remember, it can make your head spin! I thought it would be helpful to compile a series of blog posts filled with all kinds of tips and tricks. If you need to catch up, here is the link to my other "Tips for Brides":
On the morning of your wedding, chances are you will be up very early and on the go all day. On my wedding day, I was up at 6am to get in the shower and have my hair dried before my hair stylist showed up. On top of a jam-packed schedule, I was a ball of excitement, and I probably wouldn't have been able to sleep much later, even if I tried.
Not long after I was showered did my bridesmaids start arriving and the excitement of the day really kicked in. I don't know about you, but when I am excited about a big day, I tend to get so wrapped up in the emotions that I don't feel hungry - until it is too late and I begin to feel pretty awful.
Tip 4 - eat and drink throughout the day.
Luckily for me, my parents prepared a breakfast buffet for me and all my bridesmaids. We had eggs and muffins, bagels, coffee and everything in between. We could grazed between up-do's and the make-up chair and when the limo arrived we were all fueled up and ready for the fun to really begin.
When we arrived at the church, we still had some time to pass before the ceremony began, so it was a good thing we had snacks and water to tie us over. If your nerves have gotten to you and you can't even think about eating, stay hydrated, if nothing else. Water will keep you feeling great throughout the ceremony and help to keep your skin looking amazing! The last thing you want is to faint at the alter from plummeting sugar levels or dehydration. Just make sure there is a restroom nearby, just in case.
Once the ceremony is over, you will most likely have at least an hour to sign your marriage license and have photos taken before you can get back in the limo and head to the reception - but you won't be able to eat just yet. Depending on the order of events, you could have a cocktail hour, followed by toasts before dinner is served at 7 or 8pm. That is a long time to go without food. I don't know about you, but being "hangry" is the last thing I want on my wedding day.
On our wedding day, when we finally sat down to enjoy the bounty, I found that because my gown was so fitted, I couldn't eat very much before I felt super full. So, it was a good thing I did the grazing thing throughout the day.
Even though I didn't belong to the "clean plate club" that night, I was fine and ready for the dancing to begin. Besides, there is always cake to look forward to, right?
I hope this helps you on your wedding day. Stay tuned for more tips in the coming weeks.