For all you brides2be out there, lend me your ears… there are only a few hours on your long-awaited Wedding Morning to beautify and dress up; So my lovelies, take note – Timing is Everything! You want to savour the moment and when the time is right step gracefully into your dream guna and not throw it on in an undignified rush…..
To help your dream morning unfold as you have always desired I have carefully compiled some top tips to – as the song goes ‘Get you To The Church on Time’…..
For my first sizzling tip Remember – your time is precious so make sure you get your, manicures, pedicures, false tans, eyebrows and any major pampering sessions prior to the wedding day. There will be NO time to do all these on your wedding morning….well not without rushing around double time like a crazed bridezilla; oh and sweating profusely….not a pretty image!!
Also arrange with your florist to have bouquets and corsages delivered for around 11am on your wedding morning; and see to it everyone (makeup artists, hair stylists, photographers and limo drivers) have Excellent Directions and Maps to your home.
(Timeline based on a 2.00 p.m. Wedding, bridal party of five.)
7 a.m. WAKEY WAKEY RISE AND SHINE make time to shower and enjoy a relaxed breakfast. Employ one of your B.M’s to make a few sambos for midday nibbles….
8.30 a.m. If you’re heading off to a salon, make sure you’re their first appointment, no later than nine o’clock; and assuming that the bridal party consists of five, go out in two cars. The reason for this is the two finished first can make their way to the next engagement, usually the
♥Top tip♥I understand how important your mobile is on your day as it is a lifeline between you and your suppliers. However, I suggest you utilise the Chief Bridesmaid status by letting her deal with calls. There will be plenty of time to reply to good wishes and greetings over a glass of bubbly!
9.30 a.m. The first makeup needs to start now. This means that whoever had the quickest style (which is usually the mother of the bride) needs to head straight to the makeup artist, be it at another location or the bride’s house.
11 a.m. Flowers delivered. TIPS: check that the number of corsages, buttonholes and pins are correct before letting the florist go. A great tip I have for remembering the positioning of the button holes is ‘The Woman is Always Right’ (and the men are left). For now put flowers to one side with the service booklets for the next stop the Church (see how the time is moving swiftly along). The Bride should now be in the Makeup
Midday- time for the photographer to come in and take some action shots of the finishing touches – usually hair & makeup – on the lead up to getting dressed. strongStay Cool! It’s usually a good idea to have a quiet room for him/or her to take snaps of your dress, flowers, rings and shoes.
1 p.m. Operation free-flow a complete success, time to dress up…and this is where the fun begins and wedding nerves set in…
1.30 p.m – Your chariot has arrived; it is time to take last few photos at the house with your family, close friends and bridal party. Now traditionally it is acceptable for the bride to arrive ten minutes late, however, remember it’s your Groom’s day also and any time over could make him anxious.
♥Hot Tip…To be sure all at your ball, that all have a ball, why not try getting to the church….On time♥
1.55 p.m. Everyone has now left the building….It’s just you and your pops stepping into your awaiting carriage….the only thing left to do now is arrive almost on time, looking fabulous, no tears (don’t want to smudge your makeup) and finally…. say...……..’I do’
Here’s to Happily Ever Afters……