Every year, 2.3 million couples are married in the United States alone–but that doesn’t mean your wedding won’t be the most special one this year!
When planning a wedding, there are tons of little details to remember; party favors, the rehearsal dinner menu, something blue. You don’t want to miss a single detail that’ll help make your wedding the absolute perfect day, but with everything you have to remember, it’s no surprise the whole ordeal can become a little overwhelming!
The most important thing to remember about your wedding day, however, is to take the time to step back and enjoy the day–starting first thing in the morning.
Plan to get your girls together the morning of your wedding for a toast, some yummy food, and a little special celebration while each of you gets that picture-perfect wedding day hair and makeup.
Nail Down a Timeline
If you’ve spent the last few months working to plan your perfect wedding, then it’ll be no secret to you how busy the actual day of the wedding is sure to be. Before you can plan the morning hair-and-makeup-plus-brunch activities (you knew there’d have to be snacks, right?) for the morning of, you’ll need to nail down the morning’s timeline down to the minute.
Will you plan for a low-key brunch and mimosas-type deal as the bride and bridesmaids are getting ready? Or should you set aside a whole lot more time for all the ladies to go out, eat, then come back and get ready all at once?
Understanding how much time you have in your day well in advance is the perfect way to help ensure that your hair and makeup brunch is equal parts fun, delicious, and relaxed. Plan your morning with as much care as you chose your boo.
Choose Food Wisely
Remember that the early afternoon of your wedding will probably be super jam-packed, and unless your bridesmaids dresses come with pockets (note-to-self: look into pocket-clad bridesmaid gowns!?), you probably won’t be able to skip breakfast and tote around the necessary snacks to get you through the day. Choosing your brunch food wisely is the perfect way to make sure this isn’t a problem!
Choose your brunch’s food with your whole party in mind; will they want to keep morning snacks on the lighter side, or should you ask Aunt Carol to whip up a few dozen of her famous bacon pancakes?
Keep in mind the fact that, while your pre-wedding brunch should be great fun, it should also be super functional! You don’t need any hangry or lightheaded bridesmaids by afternoon.
Once you’ve gotten the morning’s timeline set and you’ve made sure everyone will be all good in the snack department, you’ll want to be sure that everyone knows where to be and when to be there–including photographers, caterers, hairdressers, and bridesmaids.
A fun and super efficient way to host a brunch party for wedding day hair and makeup is to start the morning out with a Champagne or coffee toast, then open up a buffet-style table for bridesmaids and anyone else to grab snacks as hair and makeup are done.
Chances are, you’ve got a handful of hungry and excited bridesmaids, but only one or two hairdressers with tons of salon equipment to maneuver around. Coordinating everyone in an assembly line-style lets everyone snack when they’re not being made up, and ensures that everyone stays out of the way and always has something to do!
Have Tons of Fun
Sometimes brides forget to remind their bridesmaids to arrive by 8 am, or printing off copies of the morning timelines slips their mind. The one thing you should never, ever forget, though–is to have lots of fun.
A brunch party to go along with yours and your bridesmaids’ hair and makeup is an awesome, fun idea that you should be able to fully enjoy, just like everything else about your big day!
Take care to plan carefully ahead of time. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Remember to have the time of your life marrying the love of your life.
Have! Tons! Of! Fun!!!
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Oh, and congratulations, you lovely bride-to-be!