10 Things To Do Before Your Wedding

I found this great post via Pinterest from Shefinds.com about 10 things to do the night before your wedding. Love this! 

Do a face mask
You want your skin to flawless, clean, and smooth on your wedding day. Your skin needs to be in prime condition for makeup application. I always suggest going to the spa 10 days prior to your wedding and booking a “just in case” dermatologist appointment 3 days prior, but doing a mild... repeat, mild mask will do your skin some good the night before!

Avoid using anything with a peel or tingle as it could irritate and redden your skin. Stick to shea butter, aloe, and cucumber. Nothing harmful can come from those (also make sure whatever you put on your face, youre not allergic too!)

Use an under-eye cream
Help reduce puffiness, lines, and dark circles with a night time under eye cream. My personal favorite is Kiehls avacado cream.  If you have sensitive skin, have no fear! Get a gel eye mask that you can store in the freezer over night. In the morning put the mask on your face while you eat your breakfast and enjoy your coffee/tea. You’ll look a little silly, but it’ll make for some great day of photos. 
Don’t drink
Shefinds says don’t drink. I say it’s ok to have a drink or 2 at your rehearsal dinner (obvi) and one small night cap before midnight is ok. One I say. One. I know personally when I drink my face gets a little puffy if i’m dehydrated, so if you're going to have a glass or 2, make sure to drink plenty of water. 

Set a bed time
I get it. This is your wedding day. It’s like every birthday, Christmas, graduation, and tooth-fairy visit combined, but you should still try to get as much rest as possible.  Since you’ll be getting up pretty early to begin hair/makeup, getting dressed, etc. you’ll want to try to get a good nights sleep. Midnight is pretty good, but anything after 1:00 AM you're probably pushing it. Don’t take any sleep aids of any kind- you don’t want to be groggy.  If you really can’t fall asleep just settle in bed, alone, and quietly watch some tv until you doze off. 

Don’t use social media (keep this time private)
I love this rule and completely agree with it so am just going to post shefinds.com verbatim...

“The most exciting part of a wedding is the big reveal when the bride finally enters the church and walks down the aisle. You want to hear everyone oohing and aahing, so don’t give them a pre-game show with constant status updates. Fall off the radar for a day or so in order for everyone to truly appreciate you as a bride.”- Shefinds.com

No texting with the husband
Kiss your sweetie goodnight at the rehearsal dinner and enjoy the excitement and anticipating for when you walk down the aisle. Constantly texting or calling doesn’t leave a whole lot of mystery for your special day. Allow your maid of honor and best man to do any communicating that needs to happen, but try to get the details ironed out ahead of time. 

Write a letter to your husband
Love. I think the written word is a true art form and one that is terribly underused. Writing letters is not only romantic, it takes courage to pen your truest feelings and deliver them to anyone. I love seeing Vimeos where a bride and groom write each other letters about how excited they are to marry that person- it gets them and me every time. 

Have one final meeting with your wedding planner
My thought is that this should happen at your rehearsal.  Your planner will be with you when yourself, the groom, parent,s in laws, and the entire wedding party are rehearsing lining up, walking down the aisle, photo bombing each other and so forth. Before you head off to the rehearsal dinner take the time to review everything prior to you leaving. 

Check in for your honeymoon flight
Most airlines allow you to check-in online 24 hours prior to your flight. Personally, I think you should give yourself 48 hours until you depart for your honeymoon. You are going to be tired, you're not going to want to rush, and just like your wedding, it’s so much better to travel when you're refreshed and relaxed...and not hungover By all means, go on a honeymoon the day after your wedding, but if you're holding off a day or two skip down to tip #10.

Watch a goofy, wedding romantic comedy with your girls
Okay, okay. I know I said have a reasonable bed time, but it's totally a great way to wind the night down with your girls and line up some wedding-related chick flicks like Father of the Bride or My Big Fat Greek Wedding and get into the wedding zone.

Some other suggestions
The Proposal
Sex and the City
Sweet Home Alabama
You’ve Got Mail
When Harry Met Sally