It's no secret that there are a lot of pre-wedding jitters the night before your big day. However, it's still essential that every bride relaxes and enjoys herself the day before her wedding, even as she accomplishes any last-minute wedding day tasks. Read on to find out the seven things every bride should do the night before her wedding.
1. Get Enough Rest
It's easy to get caught up the night before your wedding between eating at your rehearsal dinner and celebrating with family and friends. You should still absolutely make it a point to get plenty of rest the night before your big day. Although a few drinks after dinner is perfectly fine, you should still try to head to bed at a decent hour so that you're well-rested when you walk down the aisle.
2. Pack Your Wedding Day Clutch
Although you may think you can pack your wedding day clutch or purse before you head out the door, you'll thank yourself later if you do it the night before. Doing so guarantees that you'll have any last-minute things that you may need on your wedding day. Plus, you can always store toiletries or any items that you may need in your maid of honor's bag too.
3. Get Your Vendor Tips Ready
You definitely don't want to be rummaging through your wallet to pull out tips for your vendors. It's always smart to have your tips sorted out and separated into different envelopes so that they're easy to grab and hand out the day of your wedding. You can even go the extra mile and include a little note of gratitude for all of their hard work.
4. Relax With Family & Friends
There's no need to bottle up any pre-wedding stress on the day before your wedding day. Instead, confide in your family and friends and make it a point to relax and enjoy the day with them. Your wedding will be perfect so there's no need for any last-minute worries! Remember to just breathe.
5. Eat Enough At Your Rehearsal Dinner
You may not have a full appetite the night before your wedding if you're nervous. However, you should make it a point to eat a full dinner so that you are energized enough throughout the night and into the next morning. Plus, you should always eat enough if you're enjoying a celebratory drink or two with dinner.
6. Check In With The Bridal Party
A smart tip is to check in with your bridal party, either via text message or in person, to make sure they know the itinerary for your wedding day. That way, you can guarantee everyone will be on time, and that you have the chance to answer any last-minute questions that they may have.
7. Check Tomorrow's Weather
Last but not least, take a peek at what the weather will be like on your wedding day. While you shouldn't let rainy weather ruin your fun day, it is smart to be prepared ahead of time so that you have plenty of umbrellas ready to go. Any changes in expected weather may also result in unexpected changes to your hairstyle or outdoor wedding plans too.