Your wedding day is going to be magical. I mean “Cinderella going to the ball” magical. Remember that transformation sequence? That’s going to be you, all decked out in a beautiful dress and magic glitter falling all over your perfectly dolled up hair. Unfortunately for us, we don’t all have a fairy godmother to help us get dressed and prepped for our big event.
In reality, the morning of your big day is going to be frantic. Your fabulous wedding party will be running from room to room in order to make sure that everything is going to go according to plan. You’ll probably be a bundle of nerves as well.
To help make sure that everything runs smoothly, Victoria and VG Invites has compiled this list of planning tips to help keep your “Prep Area” and dressing rooms as organized as can be. Let us be your fairy godmother.
1. Pick the Right Prep Area
In order to decide where you should get ready, think of the accommodations that you will need. Here are a couple of the most common “dressing rooms”:
Wedding Venue Bridal Suite
Depending on where your reception is, there may be a bridal suite for you to use. Being close to the venue will ensure that you won’t be late for the ceremony. In addition to that, your wedding photographer will be able to have easy access to you and your bridal party for pictures.
Your (or a Bridesmaid’s) Home
If you have a large bridal party, it might be easier to get prepped at one of your homes instead of in a hotel room at or near the venue. You’ll know exactly where to find the extra bobby pins and the familiarity of your home will be a comfort on your nerves. One of the downsides to this may be distance though. You don’t want to be late to your own wedding and if your place is far from the venue, you may get stuck in traffic.
A Hotel Room
If you opt for a hotel room that is close to the venue, you’ll be able to spread out and enjoy the luxuries of a hotel suite. There is also the convenience of having your “go bag” ready and waiting in the hotel room if you are going to leave for your honeymoon right after the reception.
2. ‘Twas the Night Before The Wedding
There are a handful of prep options that you can do the night before your wedding, to ensure that you and your dress look lovely on your wedding day:
3. Timing is Everything
Give yourself extra time to get your dress on. I suggest 45 minutes. It’s a special moment so savor it. Take a moment to breathe deeply. Look at yourself in the mirror and make sure that it is sitting well on your body.
I also suggest giving yourself some extra time with each task and that you delegate tasks to your bridal party. They are there to support you and this is one of the ways that they can do that.
4. Plastic Containers
No matter where you are getting ready, make sure that you organize the area well. If you and the bridal party are getting dressed in the same room, the area should be big enough that each of you can get ready in your own space. Each person should have a go-bag. I also suggest bringing a suitcase with an extra set of clothes. Emergencies happen.
Do you have a thought, question, or idea to add? Did we miss something? Please remember to post your thoughts in the comment section below. Victoria loves to hear from you!
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