Getting married is a joyful occasion. It’s something women dream about as little girls. No wonder there are so many nerves tied up in the whole situation! Weddings are labeled as stressful for a reason. There’s tons of joy, excitement, fear, and other emotions wrapped up in this occasion, but most of all, there’s a lengthy to-do list. If you’re tying the knot real soon, here’s a list of things every bride needs to do before the big day.
1. Create a Registry
Let’s be honest here, receiving wedding gifts is a huge perk considering all the money you’re both shelling out to jump the broom.
Creating a registry ensures (most of the time) you get the gifts you want. You can create multiple registries if you’d like, but also make sure to select a good variety of price points for your guests.
Did you know you can create a wedding registry on Amazon, as well? Pretty cool, right? This is especially helpful given all the COVID concerns still very much a part of everyone’s lives. Giving your guests the option to shop online is a great way to keep them safe during the pandemic that’s still very concerning.
2. Have an Epic Bachelorette Party
Come on, you’re going to be married, and they don’t call it the “old ball and chain” for nothing!
You have one last night to live it up with your girlfriends. Get together with them and decide how you ladies will have the most epic party ever.
This may be more challenging with bars and clubs closed, but where there is a will, there is a way. Look into booking a vacation rental or a clubhouse location where you can have a small, yet vibrant party for you and the ladies.
The cops may show up, but it’ll be up to you to decide if the neighbors called them or the bridesmaids?
3. Whiten Your Teeth
You’ll take more pictures than you have in your whole life, so you’ll want to whiten your teeth.
Trust, you don’t want to look back at them and obsess over how yellow your teeth were—or anything else.
You don’t have to spend the big bucks on whitening at the dentist’s office unless you want to; you can buy some whitening strips and do it at home.
If you use them properly, they do a pretty decent job and cost a fraction of a zoom whitening price.
4. A Spa Day Won’t Hurt
As we mentioned earlier, there is so much stress that comes with planning a wedding. There are many tedious details to finalize, and if you don’t have the funds to hire a wedding planner, this all falls on you.
However, we do want to highlight that a wedding planner doesn’t absolve you from wedding stress.
Make sure you book a spa day a day or two before the wedding. This will help you calm your nerves and think straight. Plus, your skin will have an extra glow for the big day.
5. Stretch Your Wedding Heels Out
Ladies, we all know the pain of a beautiful pair of heels.
You don’t want that pain on the big day, so you need to stretch your heels out. The first thing you can do is wear them around the house a bit and break them in.
Another thing you can do is take a blowdryer and manipulate the edges, stretching them a bit.
This is one step you can’t neglect, but always have flats as a backup.
6. Finalize All of the Paperwork
Yes, there’s a bunch of paperwork to dig into when you tie the knot.
You’ll need to pay a visit to your local courthouse and apply for a marriage license. This process varies a bit state to state. Do some research and figure out the steps, so there are no hiccups in the process.
7. Confirm Honeymoon Reservations
It’s helpful to look over your travel itinerary and contact the hotel for your honeymoon reservation specifics.
You’ll want to ask them about deposits, check-in times, check-out times, and maybe even see if they’re willing to throw in a complimentary upgrade.
In most cases, if they have availability, they’ll upgrade you in some type of way.
8. Put Together an Emergency Kit
Random and unexpected things happen all the time, especially at weddings.
Make sure you pack an emergency kit of things such as bobby pins, safety pins, needle and thread, tide stick, baby wipes, lint roller hairspray, and while you’re at it, add CBD gummies into the mix.
You need to be prepared for whatever comes your way, but more importantly, you need to have an unwavering sense of calm to get you through one of the most important days of your life.
The best thing about CBD gummies is they start as low as 5 mg per gummy. This is enough to calm the nerves, but not so much that you’re taken out of the moment. You’ll be fully present to enjoy the memories you’re making with loved ones.
Things to Remember While Planning Your Dream Day
We know there’s a ton to get done, but take a deep breath and enjoy the process.
Think about it like this, yes, there is a lot to do, but the work you put into planning this day provides a lifetime of memories that’ll bring tears to your eyes. Create a timeline of all the things every bride needs to do before the big day. Use these ideas to get you started.
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