It’s June 1st tomorrow which means that the summer wedding season is about to start and like most of our team you will have at least a couple of weddings to attend this year! But what about when the shoe is on the other foot and instead of simply attending you are tying the knot yourself? You will by now have most things planned and prepared, invitations sent, menus planned to last detail and musicians booked leaving you to relax and enjoy the day safe in the knowledge that everything is taken care of. The last thing you may be thinking of is taking care of yourself (and new wife or hubby) during what will be a long and eventful day. Here’s some top tips to help you day run smoothly: Dealing with dark circles
Of all the days to wake up with panda eyes your wedding day should not be it but with the inevitable weeks of planning, late nights and excitement in the lead up to the celebration, your eyes may well reflect it all! If you do wake up with dark circle and puffiness, apply a cold face cloth for 15 minutes or a couple of slices of super chilled cucumber. If you can plan ahead, make up a cup of chamomile tea the evening before, chill overnight and apply with cotton wool or directly to your face cloth. Apply a good moisture packed eye cream such as Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair to help retain smooth plump skin throughout the day.
The dreaded swollen fingers
If the day is particularly hot and humid or nerves are getting the better of you, you may well find yourself with swollen or puffy fingers - not an ideal situation when you are trying to receive your wedding ring! Ask your ring bearer to apply a little (and by little we really mean only a little!) vaseline or similar to the inside of the band to help it slip on a little more easily.
It is a good idea to have a bag with a few essential bits and pieces to help you feel morning fresh and ready for anything:
- Headache tablets
- Sticking Plasters for those blisters, bumps and grazes
- Wet wipes
- Mini sewing kit
- Travel size shoe buffer
- Pen & notepad
- Bottle of water or two
- Strong Mints
- Travel size make-up essentials
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Comb and hair grips
- Facial Spritzer (such as Dermalogica Ultracalming Mist)
Take time out
Don’t forget that your wedding day, although a shared celebration, is about the unity of you as a couple so sneaking off a few minutes alone will help you reflect on the day as it unfolds. Organise a cocktail or glass of champagne in a secluded corner, and spend half an hour just being newlyweds - your guests will be having so much fun they won’t even realise you were gone and you will get to remember so much more of the day by stopping to pause for a while.
Wedding days hold great importance and expectation but even with the most detailed of plans, you may still find yourself with sticky finger-marks on your dress, unruly hair or forgotten speeches. Our final thoughts? Relaxing and going with the flow should definitely the order of the day!