Post # 1
Our ceremony is at 4pm, about 20 minutes drive away from the hotel where I’m getting ready (maybe 30 minutes, allowing time for them to load/unload equipment from their cars and get in/out of the underground carpark). Our photographer and videographer will probably be leaving me around 3pm (getting to the venue by 3:30), since they want time at the venue to set up and do shots of the ceremony location, people arriving, groom/groomsmen waiting, etc. Obviously I’d be completely ready by the time they leave me at the hotel. So my question is, what the hell do I do beetween 3 and 3:30 when the wedding car is scheduled to pick me up?? Twiddle my thumbs? Tidy up the hotel room? (Although the same room will be our wedding night room, so I don’t need to check out or anything)
Post # 2
copperbird90: Relax. Take a breath. Reminisce with your bridal party or without. Make sure you have a snack to keep your blood sugar up. Go pee. Enjoy the last bit of peace and quiet you will have all day.
Post # 3
It’s not too long of a time to wait. I would have a glass of champagne, have a small snack, and take a nice moment alone before the rest of the night begins!
Post # 4
If you want something fun, bring a childhood board game (that’s quick) to play with your ladies! Uno, Poker, or even that game that was ubiquitous at sleepovers; M.A.S.H (just me?). It will help to get your mind off the stress! Or play 20 questions, salad bowl, or mafia (all fun group games)
If you want something more serious, write a letter to your husband or your future self. Perhaps write something to open on your one-year anniversary so that you can go right back to the emotions of that day?
I’m also a huge fan of meditation. Perhaps use that quiet time to collect your thoughts through a guided meditation?
Post # 5
steph5565: Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately I only have 1 bridesmaid, so it will just be my parents and bridesmaid there. UNO is definitely an idea for the morning though, we have 5.5 hours with our hair and makeup lady! And I’ll have already written a card for FI for our gift exchange, and I don’t like chaampagne/wine lol. I’m so difficult haha.
I guess I’ll just have to try and relax, although I have a feeling that having to wait around will just give time for butterflies to set in
Post # 6
copperbird90: Don’t cry too much or you’ll smudge your makeup 🙂
The only other suggestion I just thought of is to set aside time to call someone who’s really important to you but won’t be able to make the wedding (if there is such a person).
I also have heard that wedding timelines always go longer than planned – so maybe you wont have much time!
Either way, best of luck for your wedding!!
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Boatshed Restaurant
I’m sure you could talk to your parents and bridesmaid?! It’s only 30 min.