(Closed) Married Bees – how early did you wake up on your wedding day?

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i took anxiety medication the night before and woke up at 7 am just because i could hear people walking upstairs at my parents…

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Strangest thing- I was able to sleep just fine that night.  I mean, the first 15 minutes I was just thinking, “holy sh*t, I’m getting married tomorrow”, over and over again.  Then I fell asleep.  It helps that I was waaay past exhaustion at that point.  I’d be running around, nonstop since the Tuesday before.  I was awake by 8 am, just because I couldn’t sleep.  The ceremony didn’t start until 6, my MUA/Hair Stylist weren’t going to arrive at the location until 1 so it was such a nice leisurely morning.  I had some private bonding time with my mommy over coffee.  I worked out, showered and began the day.  As soon as I got the bridal suite at the venue, the afternoon flew by!  It felt like a whirlwind and just like that- it was over.  I didn’t feel like I had time to do anything I wanted to do!  Like just have a mimosa and hang with the girls.  We were all running around like crazy people.  Even with what we thought was enough time.  So schedule yourself extra time, just to be sure.  Sitting around is the worst that can happen if you give yourself too much time, your hair and make-up won’t go anywhere!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I slept like a rock the night before the wedding.  I went to bed around 12:30 after we finished making our centerpieces.  The I woke up around 8AM or so and had some breakfast.  Our hair and make up appointments didn’t start until 11AM, so we had some time to just relax.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I woke up at 5:45!  I had a Destination Wedding and couldn’t sleep at the hotel all week.  I was so anxious and excited I just couldn’t sleep.  I was up by 6 each morning. I even took a Benadryl to make me sleep the night before.  Clearly, it didn’t work.  But, when I woke up, my mom was already up, and the 2 of us went to the beach to watch the sun rise together.  It was the perfect start to the day.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I actually slept really well on the night before my wedding too.  Probably helped that I made my Maid/Matron of Honor sleep in my bed with me : )  We woke up around 7:30 because that’s when we scheduled our room service breakfast.  Make up and hair people arrived at 8.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I went to bed around midnight/12:30 and woke up around 6:30am. I got up, had my coffee, washed my face, my parents woke up and i hung out with them, and then we left at 730am to go be at the salon at 8am. But i get up for work before 6am anyways so i’m used to an early schedule.

I was tired so yes, i slept fine. I am not to the point where i get so excited I can’t sleep anymore. Like when i was a kid and we were going on vacation? lol. I just get tired and sleep.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i went to sleep around 11 and woke up at 5 for my 10am nuptuals!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i don’t remember what time i woke up, but it was earlier than i wanted. i had a massage scheduled for 10:00, and i knew i wanted breakfast before that, so i think i wanted to wake up at 9 and probably got up at 7 something. it was nice though, my sil and sister came into my bed and we talked about how exciting everything was.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I woke up at 6am after a whopping 3 hours of sleep! My girls and I had our hair appointment at 8. Wedding took place at 2pm.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

MY sister said she couldn’t sleep the night before her wedding. I really wonder if I will be able to at all! lol. My hair appt is @ 9 and my make up at 11. The ceremony begins at one so I am a little nervous about time! lol.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I slept ok, but that’s because I had a glass of wine right before bed.  I probably went to bed around 10 or 11 the night before, which was the night of our rehearsal/rehearsal dinner.  I had to get up at 6:00 am the next morning.  I had to be showered and ready for guests in my suite by 8:00 am.  I had hair stylists from my home town drive up to where we were married and do my hair, my BM’s my mom, my Mother-In-Law and my aunt’s hair that morning, all in my suite!  I also had to deal with one of my BM’s who backed out of getting her hair done at the last minute (uber annoying, esp since these women drove 2 hours to come do it and you already agreed!  Also, having my people do it was way way way cheaper than you having it done where you did!)  And despite getting up that early, the girls were still late for the church!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Even though I took an ambien, I couldn’t stay asleep. I fell asleep for an hour or two, woke up for a few hours then fell back asleep from complete exhaustion for another hour. All in all woke up for good at 7:30am.

But if your wedding isn’t until later in the day, you might want to consider getting another stylist who isn’t double booked so you can get your hair done closer to the wedding time.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I woke up around 7 a.m 🙂 If you can sleep till 7 or 8 I say go for it! I could have slept later but I was too excited and I’m ALWAYS early hehe

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I didn’t sleep a wink the night before, and I woke up at 7:30 for hair to start at 8 a.m. We had a 4:30 ceremony, and we did all our photos beforehand (obviously, we saw each other before the ceremony).

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