Now you probably read this blog title and thought that I'm crazy! You don't need to "survive" your wedding day, it's going to be the best ever! And, yes, that is 100% true! your wedding day is going to be amazing!!!!! However, wedding days are long and can be tiring. Some couples wake up at 6am and don't get back to their house until after midnight. Your wedding day will be amazing and so much fun but it's also a long day so here are a few things that you can do to make sure you are prepared for the full day!
I know it's easier said than done with everything that you have to do leading up to the big day but try to get some rest the week of your wedding. Try to fit in a full 6-8 hours of sleep the days leading up to your wedding so you will be caught up on sleep and will be able to dance the night away on your wedding day. If you are able to schedule in some self-care this week as well, that can be a great boost too! Get a massage, go for a steam, or just lounge around at home and be comfy on the couch. Anything you can do to relax, de-stress, and rest up will help wonders!
Set A Realistic End Time For Your Wedding Rehearsal
With that said, you will want to set a realistic end time for your wedding rehearsal/any celebrations you may be having the day before your wedding. By all means, have an amazing dinner and enjoy time with your friends and family and maybe even grab a couple of celebratory drinks but just make sure you will be calling it a night early enough that you can get a good nights sleep before the big day.
Eat and Drink Water
This may sound like a no-brainer but wedding days are busy and it's easy to forget to eat and drink! If you have a long day ahead of you, order some breakfast and/or lunch to get delivered to where you will be getting ready so you will be able to eat before all the festivities happen. Go ahead and add breakfast and/or lunch time into your wedding day timeline so you have a scheduled break to eat. Also, don't be afraid to ask your wedding party members to grab you some water if you are busy. Everyone will want you to be fed and hydrated. Staying fed and hydrated will also help keep you nourished so you will have the energy to sustain the long day.
Bring Along Extra Shoes
If your wedding day shoes aren't the most comfortable (or even if they are) you will want to bring along a second pair of shoes. Changing your shoes after all your reception events are over and the open dancing starts can help give your achy feet new life so you can dance the night away!
You won't want to be running around making sure vendors are taken care of, the tables are set, and answering questions. Delegate those tasks to a family member or your wedding planner/coordinator. This will allow you to sit back, relax, and get pampered before all of the formal wedding events happen.
Allow Buffer Time In Your Wedding Timeline
Buffer time in your wedding timeline is really important. It not only lets you get caught up and back on schedule if something runs over it's delegated time but it's also great so you can take little breaks throughout the day. You can run to the restroom, grab a snack or water, cool off in some air conditioning, or just sit down and enjoy a few private moments with your spouse as newlyweds.