Top tips for a calm Cheshire wedding day

Our bridal guide for a relaxing day.

Have an Early Night

First things first, go to bed early the night before. With excitement and nerves running high it may take you a little bit longer to drift off so head to bed a little bit earlier than normal to get a good night’s sleep, have fresh sheets and a calming playlist to help you into a peaceful slumber.

Lay Out your Dress and Accessories

Have your dress hanging up and all your shoes and accessories, lingerie and garter laid out, with the labels cut off all your pretty new things. You can do this for all the bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories too. Everything will then be ready for you to slip into when your hair and makeup are complete.

Practice Mindfulness

If you practice mindfulness, meditation or even yoga, allow time into your morning for some practice – this is particularly helpful if you have a tendency to feel anxious.

Don’t Forget to Eat

Although many brides say they feel too anxious or excited to eat in the morning, it really is important to have a hearty, healthy breakfast to get you through the day. A layered breakfast bowl with fresh fruit, natural yogurt and granola and a calming herbal tea will set you up nicely for the day.

Treat Yourself

Make room in your schedule for some pamper time! Have a warm bath with oils and even flower petals if you wish. Light some candles, play some chilled music and take this moment to yourself to really allow your mind get ready for the day.

Your Hair and Beauty Timeline

Time your hair and make-up trials when you do them, so you know how long they’ll take on the morning of. Double check how your hair and skin should be prepped before they arrive; you may need to have hair washed the night before. Make sure you’ve tested any new beauty products before the big day to ensure there are no last-minute reactions!

Calming Scents

Have your favourite scent as a room diffuser, natural oil or candle ready to go, and as you’re getting ready, a lovely aroma will fill the space. After the big day, that scent will always take you back to that morning – an added bonus!

A Calming Inner Circle

If you are an anxious person, try to only surround yourself with the people you want with you on the morning of your wedding. It could be your mum, your bridal party, or your other half. You may have suppliers (hairstylists, make-up artists, the photographer, videographer or wedding planner) in the room with you while getting ready so it’s important to choose them carefully and make sure you have a great natural dynamic with them.

Leave Extra Time

Make sure you allow for plenty of contingency time in your wedding day timeline. Things can happen and you don’t want to feel rushed out the door if timings run over! We recommend that you aim to be ready an hour before your ceremony begins. This means you can be relaxed and ready to go while allowing you time to enjoy being with your bridal party rather than rushing at the last moment.

To find out more about holding your wedding in Cheshire with us, contact us on 0161 928 2605 or email club@dunhamforest.com and arrange a time to meet our team.