Picture this: It’s the day of the wedding and after months of planning, the only thing left on your to-do list is getting ready. Preventing unwanted stress, stains and smudges are key, so we’ve rounded up everything to do before getting dressed to ensure seamless—and spotless—wedding prep. You’ll be so much more comfortable and relaxed when you don’t have to worry about spilling bubbly on your bodice, so cue your favorite playlist, pour a mimosa, and get ready for an amazing day.
Here we share the thing you should before putting on your wedding attire
1. Hang It Up
First things first: Hang your suit or dress to avoid wrinkles while you’re getting ready. Before you start pampering, give yourself time to get settled. Gather everything you think you might need, from snacks and beverages to emergency items like aspirin, Band-Aids, and stain-remover pens. Once you’re in full wedding attire, the last things you want to feel are rushed and hungry.
2. Eat and Drink
You’ve been good about sticking to your prewedding cleanse, but today’s the day to indulge—with reason, of course! Take this time to treat yourself to a mimosa and tasty bites without worrying about sullying your gown. After you’re fully dressed, stick to clear liquids or foods that are less likely to stain, such as nuts, dried fruits, or granola bars.
Prevent itchy dry skin during the ceremony by applying moisturizer thoroughly. You want to do this before you get dressed so you don’t risk smudging the material—plus you’ll feel refreshed from the get-go.
4. Stretch, Breathe and Meditate
Stretching, breathing and meditation exercises are all proven to reduce stress and help you savor the moment. With such a full day ahead, you’ll be glad to take a few moments to relax.
5. Use the Bathroom
It’s so much easier to use the bathroom when you’re not in a black tie—and much easier than when you’re in a wedding dress. Save yourself the extra effort by using the bathroom early and often.
6. Brush Your Teeth
Some toothpaste and mouthwashes can stain, so take care of oral hygiene ahead of time, and stow away some mints for later.
7. Hair and Makeup
Have your hair and makeup done beforehand and give it time to set or dry. Robes and button-down shirts are perfect wedding prep outfits. They can easily be unbuttoned or untied in the front, so they’ll slip on and off without any unwanted hair or makeup disturbances. Plus, there are so many pretty styles to make your getting-ready photos that much more memorable.
8. Check for Stains
Do a once-over of your wedding outfit to be sure there aren’t any stains you may have overlooked. If you find one, a trusty stain-remover pen can work wonders (seriously, we think they might be magic).
9. Go to the Bathroom—One More Time
Many factors make you feel like urinating suddenly. Even if you went to the toilet before your hairdo, you have to go to the toilet one more time and you will thank us later.