Here comes the.. NEWLYWEDS-TO-BE! What to do the morning of your wedding day.
Now that your big day is here, it’s time to celebrate and start your wedding day with lots of fun activities.
- Write a gratitude note
- Order your fave breakfast and cup of joe!
- Sing & Dance Party
- Start your shoutouts
- Get a quick massage
- Set-up mini stations
- Give consumable gifts
- Do some breathing exercise
No more stressing about the final touches of your DIY projects. Complete all the arrangements and confirmation calls at least a week earlier so that this morning is stress-free for you.
Make sure your day starts smoothly so that you are high in spirits and surrounded by good vibes the whole day. Here are our top 10 tips on having the perfect morning to start your big day.
1. Write a gratitude note
It is your special day! What better way to start it than with an appreciation of everything that has happened, and most importantly, on what about to happen!
It does not have to be super elaborate and long, but just enough to get you in that state of appreciation, relaxation, and pure happiness.
It’s easy to say “relax” on your wedding day, but anchoring this “relax” notion with an actionable step like writing a gratitude note will get you moving, and your mind, body, and heart will naturally get to that “relaxed” state.
This goes without saying that planning BEFORE the wedding is how you can truly achieve calm and collectedness on your big day!
2. Order your fave breakfast and cup of joe!
Depending on where you are holding your wedding, ordering your fave cup of joe and breakfast will get you right into that sharp mood, ready for a long special day.
Remember you might not be able to eat a full meal until your reception! This is why it is also a good idea always to have snack bars in your wedding emergency kit!
3. Sing & Dance Party
Get grooving and singing while getting ready with your family and bridal party by playing your favorite jams!
Start off the day really fun! Also, activities like this make for great photographs and memories!
4. Start your shoutouts
You are most likely getting ready with your family and bridal party; even if you have them included in your “thank you speech” at the reception, why not start with giving them shoutouts!
Say thanks and raise your glass to them!
5. Get a quick massage
While you, your family, and bridal party are getting ready, why not have massage practitioners come to your getting ready location give all of you a quick 10-15 minute massage?
6. Set-up mini stations
Another cute thing to do on the morning of your wedding day is to kick off the celebration with mini stations like champagne stations, gem/accessory station, and a “getting ready” photobooth!
You can use champagne stations for your shout outs.
A gem/accessory station can also be a gifting station where you can let everyone know that they can “keep” what they will use. Great examples are fashion necklaces, rings, hairpieces, and even earrings!
“Getting ready” photo-booth can be as simple as an Instax with the film that all of you can enjoy!
7. Give consumable gifts
Gifting your family and bridal party is very common. If you plan on also giving our gift boxes, mix in some consumables in it!
Best examples are mini champagne or wine bottles, macarons, cookies etc.
Something that they can consume easily.
Remember that they might not have a place or space to keep the box or take it along. Gifting consumables makes it more manageable for your party to enjoy it!
8. Do some breathing exercise
This is great if you can have someone come to facilitate this. Or you can also play videos like this on your phone or stream them on TV to help you.
Hold each others’ hands while in a circle and say incantations or mantras out loud.
This is something that you can pre-write, or you can also ask everyone in the circle to say their own.
Having everyone speaking while in a circle will make everyone more connected and more relaxed. Fill that circle with good vibes, love, and gratitude.
Saying “chill” seems very easy but always hard to implement, especially when you are filled with nerves.
Which is why we put this one last on the list. If you have practiced most (if not all) of the ideas above, you will most likely get to a “chill” moment!
At this time, you’ve got a chance to stay centered and let go of control for the day!
Enjoy your wedding day fully by being in the “present”!
There you are! What to do the morning of your wedding day!