With a calm demeanour and a sparkle in her eye, if you work with Jill, she will ensure that every last detail is handled while you enjoy your magical day and soak in every second with your loved ones (and a few aunts and uncles who you don't see from one end of the year to the next! This is Ireland after all!)
Most times as an Irish bride, you’d have been dreaming of your wedding forever. You’d also have been planning it for quite some time, so at the very least, you deserve a stress-free wedding. However, you could wake up the morning of your wedding and find out that you’re a little worried. That worry can be eliminated by taking dedicated steps to plan a stress-free wedding morning. And you deserve one after all the hard work you’ve done planning. So here are some important tips to keep in mind. They’ll help you have a wedding morning that is relaxed, stress-free, and beautiful.
The more prepared you are for your wedding, the easier it’ll be to relax on that day. So, after doing all the planning necessary, you can comfortably switch off your phone for that day. To successfully do this, you could create a list of emergency numbers to contact and put them on your wedding timeline.
These should be numbers of everyone who has a role on your wedding day. Then share your wedding timeline with all your wedding suppliers, venue coordinator, and your wedding planner. Your maid of honour and best man can have copies too. Don’t forget to make sure that all your suppliers are familiar with and know the location of your wedding at least a week before your wedding day.
Before your wedding day, you have to make sure the room you are getting ready in is organised. It should have all the space needed for your makeup and getting dressed. You’ll also need a full-length mirror and enough space to see yourself in it. So, if you need to move a few things around to create space, go ahead.
Also, map out the space where your hair and make-up professional will work. It should have a power socket and natural light too. Have an extension ready in case you need one. Another tip to keep in mind is to have a scissor handy. Many Irish brides discover on the morning of their wedding that they need to take tags off a lot of things. You could also need to cut some things. A pair of scissors will help with that, and most brides forget to have one.
Your jewellery, shoes, perfume, robe, slippers, and other wedding details should be ready on your wedding eve. Make a list of all that you’ll need that morning and then tick off that list as you put them in one place. You could dedicate a big plastic box for this so that it’ll be easy to find them all on your wedding morning. It’ll make your dressing up and even your photography a breeze.
As an Irish bride, this person could be your maid of honour. Time will move so fast for you on your wedding morning that you need to plan every minute carefully. So, make sure you do so with your point person and bridesmaids way before your wedding day. Your point person can then make sure that you keep to time the entire day.
Becoming angry because you are hungry is a possibility at your Irish wedding. So, make sure that you have a healthy breakfast to get you started right on your wedding morning. For your breakfast, please try to stick to something you regularly have. It’s best to stay simple and eat trusted food. Cooking something that morning might also not be possible, so how about having a company you trust to deliver something instead?
This bag should contain all that you might need to fix an emergency at your Irish wedding. So that could be a comb, scissors, sewing kit, glue, snacks, towels, pins, wipes, Strepsils, gum, and more. Have it set up by your wedding’s eve and make sure it stays with you the whole day? Your maid of honour could also keep custody of it.
Your florist will most likely deliver your bouquet to you the morning of your wedding. When it arrives, have it put in a pint glass that is half full of water. An hour before you leave, take them out and then pat them dry with a towel. Did you know that you can store some hair grips on the ribbon that goes around your bouquet? You can also stuff some tissue down the middle of your bouquet, don’t worry, they won’t be visible.
It is normal to be nervous on your wedding day. But for a stress-free wedding, you need to take steps to help with that. Start by switching off your phone and enjoying every second of the day. Then try to keep the people around you to a minimum. Put on your favourite playlist while you have your bridesmaids tidy up whatever else needs to be done. A scented candle can also do a lot to improve the atmosphere.
This could be your own room, a room you’ve hired at a hotel, or the bridal suite prepared by your wedding venue. Whichever it is, make sure it is fine for each stage of your preparation. Your photographer will take lots of pictures of you getting ready, so try to avoid clutter as much as possible. Also, make sure that the ventilation is perfect so that you won’t feel too hot.
It’s easy to get caught up in the moment of what is happening and forget to actually have a good time. That’s not good enough. This is your wedding day that you have planned for so long. You’ve chosen a style, executed its planning, and now you are here. Take a few minutes to look around you and appreciate your loved ones and everything happening. You could even share a cup of tea with your parents or grandparents. It’ll be one of the very special moments that you remember.
One of the keys to having a stress-free wedding day is to choose a wedding style. Having a great wedding style will help you streamline your planning perfectly for a successful celebration. So, do you know what wedding style works for you? Why not take our wedding style quiz to find out? Do the what’s your wedding style quiz right now!