There is no other feeling in the world quite like waking up on your wedding day. It’s a moment you have imagined your entire life. You’ve got a lot of emotions, butterflies, nerves, excitement and giddiness all wrapped into starting the perfect day. Have no fear, the best way to start your day is with your gals together! The mimosas are flowing, the music is pumping, the sun is shining, and when you look around, all you see is your very best friends from every stage of life coming together in one serendipitous moment.
Today on the blog we are sharing insights on how to make your “getting ready moment” perfect with 5 Tricks of the Trade, accompanied by gorgeous photos from Jonathan Allison Photography.
Prepare an Epic Getting Ready Playlist
This one you can do ahead of time which it is a really happy distraction a week prior to the wedding day. When creating this epic playlist try imaging you and your ladies dancing together while getting pampered! Feeling musically challenged at the moment? Nothing to fear, we have listed our favorites jams below, which are guaranteed to get the party started on your big day.
Let’s Get Married - Jagged Edge
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye
Wannabe- Spice Girls
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Pop that Champagne, Girl!
Yeah, you heard me?! POP THOSE BUBBLES, BABY! It’s your wedding day! This one really needs no explanation.
You will have friends, family, and your bridal party asking you in the weeks leading up to your wedding what they can do to help. Spread some duties and ask one of the bridesmaids bring a bottle of bubbly and juice for mimosas on the morning of the wedding. CHEERS
Remember to Have a Timeline
Having a day of wedding timeline is one of the most important things you can do (if you haven’t caught on, this day whizzes by). One minute you’re casually reflecting on the day ahead, and the next you’re walking out the door to get married. Having a timeline, specifically for your photographer, is so, so important, make sure you give your hair, makeup, and photography team enough time to work the magic. If you want something very specific, make sure you mention it to your photographer. They’re not mind readers, and it’s so much better to convey what you hope to have sealed forever in film rather than crossing your fingers and hoping they’ll catch it.
Pick the Right Place
Space is everything. You want to give the opportunity for your photographers to capture you in all stages of the “getting ready” process from the hotel to the venue keep in mind the room you want photos in.
If possible, avoid rooms that have darker colored walls and instead, look for rooms that are white or neutral in color, and that don’t have distracting wallpaper. You want to make sure there is no clutter in the room or anything that would be distracting in the background. LIGHT! It’s a big deal you choose a room with a window that allows natural light in. Amazing photos like these below happen because of amazing light!
Enjoy the Moment
If you remember one thing from this list, remember this one. Don’t stress!
It’s your wedding day. That timeline we chatted about above? If you can, have a family member, bridesmaid, day of coordinator, or someone else you trust make sure you’re trying to stick to it. This is your time to relax, and enjoy.