October 03, 2017
2 Weeks - 10 Days Ahead
Have your Bridal photography session. This way you and your photographer will have time to look through and pick the best pictures. You'll give your photographer time to get them finished properly for your wedding day display, AND it will free up time on your wedding day for you.
Prepare a Wedding Essentials kit. Give this to your maid of honor. She'll be the one responsible to help you if you really need any of these items. You can buy similar kits online and they are quite pricey, so make your own to save $$.
IN YOUR KIT:
*Blood RemoverBobby PinsClear Nail PolishCorsage PinsDental FlossDeodorantDouble-sided TapeDrinking StrawEarring BacksEmery BoardFacial TissuesHair BrushHair SprayHand LotionInterior MirrorLint RemoverMending KitBreathmintsNail Polish RemoverPain RelieverScissorsSafety PinsStain RemoverStatic RemoverSuper GlueTamponsToothbrushToothpaste
*Blood remover - make with 1 part Hydrogen Peroxide + 1 part water. Put in the small plastic bottle. Include a small clean rag. To use: put a small amount of mixture on the rag - blot blood. It will bubble & fizzle and come out.
1 Week Ahead
Have your Hen Party. If all your maids are local this is a great event to get done earlier than later. You'll enjoy the time with them so much more if you can really be focusing on them, enjoy your time with them and get out and have some fun! Give your maid of honor the Wedding Essential kit so she will be prepared during your bridals and on the big day.
Have a nice dinner out on the town with your parents. Just you and them - no fiancé. This is a wonderful way to let them know how much you love them and appreciative you are of the support they have given you your entire life. Your fiancé can take his parents out too. They will all appreciate a little bit of time just with you.
5-7 Days Ahead
Have a spa day, alone. Get a wonderful wrap or glow treatment, along with a full body massage. Get your mani-pedi at this time too. This is a great time to be alone with your thoughts. It will help you feel rested for the big week coming up.
1 Day Ahead
Have your rehearsal dinner early in the afternoon, or as early in the evening as possible. It will give you the opportunity for a good night sleep, and give your guests time to do other things than just your wedding. If they have come in from out of town, they will especially appreciate some time on their own to discover the city or visit with other friends.
The Day Of
To keep your wedding dress clean when getting in & out of cars or going through doors, lift up the entire dress and turn it in on itself. Hold the skirt up so the lining, petticoat or inside of your dress is showing. It looks a bit strange for a second, but you'll have a clean dress with no dirt on it!
To keep your dress in place anywhere that it is loose, apply double-sided fashion tape to your skin where you need the dress to remain in place. All the stars use this trick and it really works. Have your maid of honor help you with the back of the dress if necessary.
Keep a pair of flip-flops or comfortable slip-on shoes with you to wear anytime you are not taking photos. Give them to your maid of honor to keep close to you during the day. This will save your feet, and give you energy for later!
Betsy Barker, Owner / Designer
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