Keeping your mind off your wedding is easier said than done - especially on the night before your big day. Instead of rejigging your seating plan and practicing your vows again and again, try to squeeze in a bit of R&R. From staying hydrated to hitting the hay at a reasonable hour, there are a few things you should really aim to do on the eve of your wedding to keep your nerves from getting the better of you.
Here are the things you must do the night before your big day.
Your mother has told you this, your dermatologist has told you this, heck, Cosmo has even told you this - but I will tell you again, you need to drink your water. It will help your skin glow, reduce bloating and do wonders for your body in general. If you’re bored of plain old H2o add some fruit and herbs to make it cocktail-esque.
Care for your skin
Your skin should be prepped and primed for all the makeup it will be sporting the following day. You don’t want to risk waking up with it as dry as the Sahara or as oily as your teenage years, so don’t add any new products into your nighttime regimen. Use your tried and true cleanser, toner and moisturizer combo to ensure good results. If you’re having a flare up, think about applying a mask to soothe it even more.
To make your morning go as smoothly as possible, organize your belongings the night before. Prepare your getting ready outfit, drop off your wedding ensemble and honeymoon luggage at the venue and pack any other bits and bobs you may need on your big day (like your phone charger, keys and other essentials).
If there was ever a time to do a digital detox, it’s the night before your wedding. Put your phone on airplane mode, power down your laptop and keep your tablet out of site. This will save you from trying to micromanage any last-minute wedding details. Keep in mind that if anything does come up, your MOH will be there to deal with it. Now’s the time to live by the lyrics of Doris Day, “Que sera, sera / Whatever will be, will be.”
Do something that’ll keep your spirits high and your stress levels low. Invite a few of your bridesmaids over to watch some romcoms or zen out and do some yoga on your own. The key is to find something that will keep your mind from wandering into wedding planning territory.
Catch some Zs
While your excitement may be keeping you awake, fight the urge to pull an all nighter. Getting some quality sleep will help keep you alert and excited for your entire wedding day without needing to recharge with Redbull or coffee every few hours. Brew some chamomile tea (David’s Tea’s Sweet Dreams blend is a godsend), make sure your alarm is set and curl up in bed with a book before turning off those lights for good. Try to get a full eight hours if you can manage.