Here are a few last minute tips to help keep your wedding morning fun & stress free!

Pack an Emergency Supplies Kit

You won’t believe how many times I’ve heard the call “HAS ANYONE GOT ANY SCISSORS??” on a wedding morning. Some of the most stressful moments I’ve witnessed have come from – broken zips on bridesmaid’s dresses, make up on the wedding dress and forgotten trousers (the groom’s). Now, I’m not suggesting you pack spare trousers… but maybe write up a checklist for the day before!

Here are some things to include:

  • Small Scissors
  • Emergency sewing kit (with thread that matches your wedding colours!)
  • Safety Pins
  • Mini deodorant
  • Packs of tissues
  • Cotton Buds
  • Drugs (painkillers, anti-histamines, heartburn tablets)
  • Kirby grips
  • Tit Tape (has many uses!)
  • Plasters
  • Period Supplies
  • Tweezers
  • Snacks & Water
  • SPF & Insect Repellent
  • Make Up Remover
  • Dental Floss
  • Mints
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The Day/s Before

  • Remove stickers from the soles of shoes and break them in around the house
  • Cut tags out of clothes
  • Remove any X threads still on suits and unstitch top pocket if you need to for a pocket square
  • If there are any particular details you want photographed, pop them in a box, ready for me on the day
  • Drink lots of water
  • Wear SPF!
  • If you want a ‘first look’ shot with a family member, tell them not to come into the room until they are called!
  • If you want a dress/outfit hanging up shot, pack a nice hanger. It doesn’t have to be fancy, plain wood is fine.

Getting Ready

  • Designate a dark corner of the room for the mess. If it’s a dark corner you can pretty much guarantee I won’t be using it for photos anyway, and you can keep all the carrier bags, rubbish and discarded underwear out of your shots!
  • Get ready near a window or in plenty of natural light.
  • Save any gifts until I get there.
  • Keep outfits and make up apart!
  • Eat breakfast
  • Take any flowers out of water 30 minutes before you leave.
  • RELAX and have fun!