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From the Brides Pespective

# Wedding Wednesdays is back with tips from the brides perspective for the month of April

9. A Good Nights Rest

Sleep is essential before your wedding day. However you can accomplish it, I highly suggest finding a way to ensure a good night’s rest. Warm milk, sleeping pills, or counting sheep were all options for myself.

If you know you will need help to get rest, you might want to find a sleeping solution long before the eve of your wedding.  Tossing and turning all night thinking about what you have to get done on your wedding morning is not pleasant.

In addition, the idea of a giant slumber party with all your girls the night before the wedding sounds like a fun idea, but an even better idea is to sleep alone in your room and make sure that you get a good nights rest.  Don’t be a sleep deprived zombie on your wedding day because your long time gal became a snorer and kept you up.

10. Calm Space on Your Wedding Day

Many brides spend the night at their parents house. If your parents have spare bedrooms filled with out of town guests, you may find yourself feeling like Kevin McAllister from Home Alone – wishing everyone would disappear. Okay, you won’t actually hope to be alone on your wedding day, but the reality is that a crowded family house with emotions running high can be quite overwhelming.

Getting your hair and makeup completed can take a few hours, which really should be a relaxed time where you can feel calm and peaceful.  A good idea is to set up a quiet area in the house (not the kitchen – everyone always congregates in the kitchen!) where you can choose to have alone time.

11. Food: Who Needs It?!

Hint: You likely won’t be hungry nor have the time to enjoy it

I remember it well: that wedding reception menu that my new hubby and I spent time planning, not to mention pairing with a special wine, all lavished on my wedding guests and not me! Not to worry, I managed to sneak a few M&M favors for later that evening.

Nerves, emotions, and butterflies all culminate in a stomache that says, “No thank you, I have no appetite.” Even if you are not able to eat much on your wedding day, it is important to try and drink lots of water and eat something before and during the wedding. A favorite protein bar could do wonders!

12. Remind Your Maid of Honor

They don’t call her a maid for nothing! (Just kidding).

A wedding pet peeve of mine is seeing a bride up at the altar, wearing a beautiful train that is all bunched up because the maid of honor fell asleep at the wheel and didn’t fluff the dress!  Sometimes others think to do this duty, but you don’t want to step on the MOH’s toes.  Make sure to remind her that once you arrive at the altar, it is okay to grab your train and pull it out so that it can be on display.

Feel free to join us next week on Let's Go Big Tunes blog page to get more from the brides perspective

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