The night before you say “I do” is possibly going to be one of the most nerve-wrecking nights of your life. You have spent the past few months planning for a perfect wedding, and it would all be a waste if you turn up not looking and feeling your best. To prevent that, here are some things you should avoid the night before your wedding.
Perform last minute wedding tasks
Performing last minute wedding tasks would only result in two things – panic, and more panic! You would eventually end up completing them without much caution and care like you would have if you did it a few months back, when time wasn’t an issue. If you know you will not be able to handle the amount of work to be completed, we suggest starting early or delegating work to people like your family, bridal party or a wedding planner/coordinator in advance.
Staying up late
This may seem like an obvious thing to avoid, but high chances are many brides tend to do it anyways. May it be out of nervousness or excitement for your big day, heading to bed early the night before your wedding should be at the top of your checklist. It would not be wise to turn up for your own wedding with dark eye bags hanging down from your eyes, looking like a zombie! If there is something urgent that you have to attend to or you feel needs to be done, drop your wedding planner/coordinator, family members or anyone from your bridal party a text and leave it to them. Writing down the things you need to take note on your big day would also help to lessen your anxiety for the night. If you happen to experience difficulties trying to fall asleep, take a warm shower, read a book, and/or drink a warm glass of milk – it definitely helps!
If you have a bachelorette party or bridal shower planned just before your wedding day, a celebratory drink or two with your family and friends may sound nice. However, it’s easy for you to get carried away amid all the fun you are having, only causing you to wake up in the morning with a bad hangover whilst realizing “Oh no, it’s my wedding day!”. To prevent this, as soon as you begin to feel even slightly tipsy, it would be best to cut the alcohol intake. If alcohol cannot be avoided, the best solution would have something of lesser alcohol content, like a cider or even a mocktail.
Other than your intake of alcohol, it would be good to limit your intake of caffeine from midday onwards as well. This may seem like a torture to some, but it would give you a night of undisturbed sleep before your big day!
Abdominal pains, bloating or other digestive problems are the last things you want on your big day. To prevent that, opt for a simple meal the night before instead of something heavy on the stomach. With that being said, you should not be thinking of having just a glass of fruit juice or a serving of salad for dinner just to look better in your wedding gown the next day. The idea is to keep yourself feeling alive, satisfied and healthy, rather than light headed and dizzy. To boost your bridal glow, we suggest eating real, whole and clean foods (mainly lean protein, fruits and vegetables) in small amounts to avoid bloating or dehydration. Remember to apply this to meals on your wedding day as well, as enough energy would be needed for you to function throughout the day! (and of course to enjoy it to the fullest too!)
Applying too many facial products or going for a new hairstyle
The solution to looking your best on your big day would not be applying tons of facial products the day before, making an impulsive decision to chop off your fringe, or dyeing a new hair colour. Making those decisions would be the complete opposite to that. Instead, chances are that you would regret your choices when your skin reacts negatively to the number of facial products applied, or when your hair doesn’t turn out the way you envisioned it to. If a facial is really needed, make plans to do it at least one week before your wedding to ensure all redness accumulated would have disappeared before the actual day. Other than facials, highlights or new hair colours should also be done at least 2 to 3 weeks before, giving the new colours ample time to stabilise and set, as well as for you to make any adjustments if necessary.
Watching a sad movie
Sad movies often make people bawl their eyes out, and that is the one type of movie you would not want to watch the night before your wedding. If that happens, you will only end up with big, puffy eyes on your wedding day – not the best effect you want to achieve in pictures! Instead, watch a comedy or something light hearted to prepare your mind for the eventful day ahead.