Post # 1
I’m a bit worried that ill be too nervous before the wedding to get a wink of sleep. I dont want to be a zombie! Are you worried?
Are there any married bees out there who didnt get any sleep or next to none before the wedding? How did you function?
Post # 3
@80sbee: I can tell you how to remedy that, the way I do almost every night, Benadryl. If I can’t sleep I take two Benadryl and I’m out in 30 minutes. I’ll usually sleep for 6-8 hours straight when I take it. I don’t always wake up feeling refreshed but that’s nothing a cup of java won’t fix.
Post # 4
I was up until about 3 and got out of bed at about 6. I am really sensitive to Benadryl and am knocked out on half a tab. I didn’t want to risk feeling groggy all day, so I didn’t take anything. But to be honest I was so excited and had so much adrenaline I was fine staying up late (we closed a bar at 3AM, and hung out after that).
Post # 5
The two days before my wedding were absolutely insane, and I barely received any sleep either night.
I worked up until two days before my wedding, and I had many last-minute details to handle. I then experienced some very disruptive challenges (my car wouldn’t start and I had to find alternative transportation to my salon appointments and my venue on the day of the rehearsal, when everyone I knew was traveling to my venue from other directions or was at work. I literally had to rent a car to get to my hair appointment and my wedding rehearsal, and I was several hours late to the salon, etc.) Craziness. My venue was a three-hour round trip from my house, so I was on the road six hours on the day of the rehearsal (and also the day of my wedding!), and I was up until the wee hours of morning on my wedding day to finish packing for my honeymoon. I ran myself ragged, and I paid for it. I started getting sick on the afternoon of my wedding and was sick during my honeymoon. Not fun.
Post # 6
this is totaly something i would do, worry about worrying! i’m sure the adrenaline of the day will get us through
Post # 7
I wasn’t too worried because I’m usually a good sleeper and I was SO tired, but I was tossing and turning all night imagining everything horrible that could go wrong and worried I would sleep through my alarm… I ended up getting up two hours before my alarm went off.
I highly suggest taking a swig of nyquil or somekind of nighttime medicine to help you sleep a bit better.
Post # 8
Yes!!! I always get tired super early because I wake up at 6 for work…so i’m worried that it’ll be the same on my big day 🙁 lots of caffiene!
Post # 9
I’m definitely worried about this. I already have nights when I toss and turn because I’m thinking about wedding stuff and I still have 3 months to go. I can’t imagine how I’ll be the week of.
Post # 10
you’re not alone!
im saying screw tradition and i’m sleeping in my bed with my fiance in hopes that i’ll stay more calm if i’m in my element and having a relatively “normal” night.
then we’ll part ways in the morning, not to see eachother again until i walk down the aisle 🙂
Post # 11
My wedding is at 11am. I have to be at the venue at 7am…I’m terrified I’ll be SO EXCITED that I won’t be able to fall asleep until 3am and then be ridiculously tired at the wedding!!!!
Post # 12
I got 4 hours of sleep. Fell asleep at 1 am, woke up at 5 and couldn’t go back to sleep. It’s easy to function on 4 hours of sleep =D If you take anything to help you sleep, make sure you’re in bed early enough to sleep it off. You don’t wanna be a drowsy bride =)
Post # 13
I knocked myself out with sleeping pills 🙂
Post # 14
We got to Savannah on Wednesday and stayed out until 2 or 3 am on Wednesday and Thursday night and about 12:00am on Friday night AND I barely slept on Friday night due to nerves. I have no idea how I functioned but I didn’t feel tired at all. Adrenaline baby!
Post # 15
I haven’t thought about it until now but I do fine with little sleep.
Post # 16
I saw another thread on this topic a few weeks back, and a very smart bee posted something about having a glass or two of red wine at the rehearsal dinner as her sure-fire sleeping aid. I think I’m going to go that route! Red wine makes me reliably sleepy – and it doesn’t take me very much! Plus, it’s delicious … ;-P