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Ten things to remember on the day before your wedding

The arrangements have been finalised and you’ve crossed everything off your wedding “to do” list. You’re getting married tomorrow! With less than 24 hours to go until the big day, here are a few things to consider doing on your final day as a single person.

1. Drink lots of water

Everyone knows that stress and nerves can cause dehydration, so have a bottle of water available so that you can take regular sips throughout the day.

2. Wear in your wedding shoes

You’ll be on your feet most of your wedding day, so practice walking around the house in your wedding shoes to wear them in. Why not try a “walk down the aisle” and some dance moves too?

3. Assign someone to be your morning-after person

Make sure you ask a friend to be in charge at the venue on the day after your wedding. Their job will be to collect all the gifts at the end of the wedding as well as anything else that may have been left behind at the venue by mistake. It’s always easier to re-unite items with their owners through friends rather than risking them getting lost forever in a little used storage facility in a big venue.

4. Pack the car

Pack everything you will need for the reception and overnight stay after your wedding. This will ensure you wake up in the morning being able to focus on getting ready for the day, knowing that the following night is taken care of.

5. Say “Thank you”

Easily forgotten on your wedding day when you will have so much else on your mind, so take a moment to thank all the people who have helped you in the planning stages and who will be playing a key role on the day.

6. Pamper yourself

Find the time to have a manicure, pedicure and a long soak in the tub – you deserve it!

7. Eat a healthy evening meal

A take away or convenience meal might sound appealing to keep things quick and easy, but try to eat sensibly. Your body will thank you for it in the morning.

8. Watch some light hearted TV

Invite your bridesmaids over and enjoy a relaxing evening together in front of your favourite film or sitcom.

9. Get an early night

Easier said than done with all of the excitement and nerves keeping you awake, but at least aim to be in bed at a sensible time. Spend 5 minutes before you get into bed taking some deep breaths to help you relax.

10. Switch your phone off and leave it downstairs

Friends and family will want to send lots of last minute texts and social media posts wishing you luck on your big day. Don’t let them interrupt your beauty sleep – the messages will still be there for you to enjoy on the morning of your wedding.