All you summer brides out there, your wedding is just around the corner and will be here before you even know it! Today, our blogpost is for you, as we share 5 super simple and easy tips that we always recommend to our brides leading up to their wedding day! You already know all the big stuff, and you're surely tackling those as we speak, but these 5 smaller tips are so easy and can have such a big impact! You don't want to miss them. Take a look for yourself...
1. Get Your Ring ProfessionalLY Cleaned a Couple Days Before Your Wedding Day
Those rings get dirt in them so fast. From all the moisture when you're washing your hands that lets dirt and dust particles stick to it immediately, to all the greasy/juicy foods you eat that get all over your hands (hey, tacos), gunk and grime get in that beautiful ring faster than you realize! And holy smokes, when you get it cleaned for the first time you realize just how dirty it was! It sparkles like its brand new again. And on your wedding day, with all those close up shots, you definitely want to give that beauty a little facial a few days before so it can look its best!
2. Go On A Date With Your Boo The Couple Weeks Leading Up To Your Wedding
This is one of our favorite tips that we always tell our clients. Do not let the stress and planning of everything let you forget what this day is really for. Take a moment to date each other again and spend quality time together to re-focus. It could be simple like planning a picnic in the park with some rosé while you watch the sun set, or even splurge and go to that restaurant you've been dying to go to followed by a late night at a jazz club. Or take a whole day and go wine tasting! Take your minds off the planning for a minute, and spend time feeding your relationship. It will only make that day so much better and less stressful!
3. Organize All The Vendor Tips The Week Leading Up
If you don't have a planner helping do this for you, a super easy task that saves you so much time and energy on the big day, is organizing all your vendor tips into separate envelopes to hand out to them at the end of the day. Once you organize and write on the envelopes, you could then easily pass that task off to someone else like your parents or someone you trust. All it takes is a couple minutes up front, and saves so much energy, time, searching through emails looking for prices, or even searching through various bags for all the cash, fighting with the in-laws over who said they were paying what, etc. Trust us, just do this ahead of time. The day of your wedding is soooo not the time to be figuring that all out.
4. Plan to Wait A Day Before Leaving For Your Honeymoon
Now, you might not be able to simply change this the month leading up to your wedding, but if you haven't booked your honeymoon plans just yet, we had to throw this tip in there... Opt for leaving for your honeymoon a day or two after your wedding day. Your wedding day is going to be crazy. Crazy emotional. Crazy beautiful. Crazy Stressful. By the end of the night you will be exhausted. The next day you will likely need to literally gather your bearings before you jet off. Did your honeymoon bag make it with you post-wedding? Do you have all the info you need for the flights and the hotels. Do you have a massive hangover making it impossible to imagine getting out of bed right now? This is what the next day will most likely feel like. Give yourselves a minute to absorb, take a breath, and gather. Otherwise when you get to your destination, you will likely still be too exhausted to appreciate it right away. And god knows you spent enough money on this honeymoon, you better enjoy every second possible.
5. Get A Massage!
Lastly, did we mention how emotionally and physically exhausting wedding planning and the wedding day will be?! Throughout this process, we see so many brides and grooms forget their own self-care! The week of many brides can't sleep, and are staying up so late checking lists and making sure things are taken care of. But you also have to take care of yourself! Grab a bestie or sister or mom or even just go by yourself for prime relaxation and get a good massage! It'll help reduce the stress that your body carries as you go into the big day and you'll be able to enjoy it so much more.
Have you gotten married? Do you have other easy tips that you did leading up to your wedding day that were sooo helpful? Or maybe something you *wish* you had done? Share it in the comments below to all the brides out there about to get married! What are some small actions that made a big difference for you? We love hearing it and all your different stories!