Post # 1
I am wondering what others have done, or are planning on doing, to keep the wedding morning stress free. I have 7 bridesmaids, two of which are my older (and willing to share every opinion they have) sisters. Wedding dress shopping was already extremely stressfull, and I do not want that on my wedding morning. I know that having all of them, plus my mom and maybe his mom, will be very stressfull. I’d really like to spend a majority of the time getting ready by myself, or with just my Maid/Matron of Honor. I want a calm, relaxing morning. How can I get what I need, without offending everyone else?
Post # 3
@chelsie.adams.10: Hmm, what if you have your hair & makeup done with only your Maid/Matron of Honor, and then have everyone convene together for you putting on your dress? That way, you can decrease the amount of opinions around you, but they can all feel like they’re involved in being bridesmaids? Not sure if that’ll work…what do you think?
Post # 4
I went for a run and had breakfast with my Dad the morning of our wedding!
Then my Maid/Matron of Honor joined me for hair/make-up, and everyone else came in for getting me in my dress!
Post # 5
First thing – start getting ready WAY earlier than you think you need to. I was so stressed on my wedding day because I was about an hour behind! If you end up completely ready way too early then that just gives you a chance to sit a chill before you walk down the aisle right?
Second – Ask your girls to be completely ready by the time they come over. This way, you can also be basically ready and you’ll have about an hour with them to take photos and get into your dress etc.
Post # 6
I think it depends on how you’re planning to spend your time. Are you going to a salon? Have someone coming to your house? Not doing hair & makeup done at all? For me, Future Mother-In-Law could have stressed me out. I also had some concerns about BMs that had never met maybe not getting along. My hair & makeup team had asked me at my trial about potential problems or tense relationships. They wanted to know so they could plan timing and know to interfer if needed. It was amazing. My Bridesmaid or Best Man from high school is also great at diffusing situations and was on deck per her offer to be on the alert. If you have other people you trust who can help I would definitiely let them in. Day of emotions will run high so either people pull it together or they have a meltdown. At the end of the day you can try to plan to have things be calm, but you can only control your own actions.