HOW TO STAY CALM THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING
After months of planning the meticulous details, the big day has finally arrived: a beautiful day dedicated to celebrating the love you share with your soon-to-be life partner. The morning of the wedding is an opportunity to celebrate with the special people who have supported, laughed, and cried with you thought-out life’s many moments. The tips below will help make sure you find peace in every moment of your wedding day…
Free your time & your mind (aka hire a coordinator)
Hire a day-of coordinator or delegate a point person to manage all the last-minute details on the morning of. With these details in trusted hands, you will be left free to enjoy the morning with your besties.
Stay on Location
Have the salon come to you, this not only saves time in not having to travel all over the city but it is also a wonderful way to spend the morning with all of the ladies in one place.
Stay out of the bathroom
Whether you choose to get ready in a hotel or at home we recommend that you stay out of the bathroom when you’re getting ready. Instead set up a space for hair and makeup (often times your hired artists will request that they work near a window in natural light). Take this as a photo opportunity & choose a place that is free of distractions & clutter. It will not only make you feel more at ease on the morning of but it will also allow for photos to be that much more in theme with your wedding vision.
Dress Up to Make Up
Whether it be matching rompers & shawls or beautiful robes for each of the bridal party members, dressing up to get ready for the day is always a great idea. This thoughtful detail is a fabulous bridal gift idea & not to mention it looks well thought out in photos.
Keep breakfast simple
While sit-down plated breakfasts are delicious; they are also time-consuming. We recommend a beautifully set up breakfast station with goodies that can be grazed upon throughout the morning.
Whether it be a gift or a heartfelt letter be sure to take the time to show your appreciation for those who stand by your side.
Go the extra mile
Ever wonder how to achieve swoon-worthy photos?
-Create a vision board
-Choose a pretty well-lit room, add details that fit your wedding colour palette & theme. (Some companies offer day-of furniture & prop rentals that can add extra details that will enhance your theme.
-Have one or 2 of the floral décor elements be sent to you along with the bouquets. This allows your photographer to incorporate them in different shots
Photography: Julie Nicole Photography (julienicolephotography.com)
Videography: Charuk Studios (charukstudios.com)
Florals & Venue: La Petite Fleur (petitefleur.ca)
Makeup & Hair: Teased Bridal (teasedbridal.com)
Rentals & Styling: Warehouse 84 (warehouse84.ca)
Lipstick: LIPS.BYDANILEA (lips.bydanilea.com)
Catering: Good food Great Life (goodfoodgreatlife.ca)
Wardrobe & Stationary: Sarah Thibodeau
Bride: Alyssa Winegarden
Bridesmaids: Kelly Haas, Leah Dyer, Ella Groves & Hannah Douman
Formal dresses: Boutique 1861 (1861.ca)