How to feel your best on your wedding day

Are you about to get married? Whether you’ve been engaged forever and you’re having an intimate ceremony or you’re having a large-scale celebration, your wedding day is one of the most significant moments in your life. It’s filled with joy, love ­– and perhaps some butterflies.

Finding ways to boost your confidence levels can help calm those pre-wedding jitters, allowing you to fully enjoy every moment. Here are some tips to help you feel your best on your special day.

Why the nerves?

You might be wondering where the nervousness you’re feeling as the big day approaches is coming from. After all, you’re going to be with people you love and marrying the person you love.

But it’s natural to feel a bit nervous amid all the excitement. It can feel strange to be centre stage, all eyes trained on you. Plus, there might be the lingering thoughts about the organisation that’s gone into this – and the expense.

It might simply come down to you feeling overwhelmed and under pressure to have the perfect day. But there are ways to ensure you feel like the best version of yourself when the big day arrives.

Plan everything

With so much going on during your wedding day, it’s easy to overlook essential details or activities that can impact how you feel. That’s why meticulous planning is essential.

From scheduling hair and makeup appointments to ensuring you have time to eat and drink between greeting guests, every aspect of the day should be carefully planned out. Make lists, create timelines, and rope in your friends or family members to ensure everything runs smoothly.

As well as your wedding outfit, work out the finer details early on. Consider jewellery, accessories and bridal lingerie that could give you an extra confidence boost.  Carefully think about what shoes you’ll be wearing throughout the day and have a back-up pair of flats for later on in the evening to avoid any unnecessary foot pain.

By taking care of the logistics before you do anything else, you’ll be able to relax in the run up to your wedding and fully immerse yourself when the day arrives.

Trial your looks

One of the best ways to ensure you look and feel fabulous on your wedding day is to trial your hair, makeup, and grooming beforehand. Research professionals who offer trial sessions for an additional fee.

These practice runs allow you to experiment with different styles and looks, helping you find the perfect combination that complements your personality and enhances your natural beauty. Plus, it gives you peace of mind knowing exactly what to expect on the day, avoiding any last-minute surprises or disappointments.

Practice self-care

Take care of yourself. Spending some quality time alone can work wonders for your mental and emotional well-being. Whether it’s indulging in a relaxing bath, going for a walk in nature, or simply enjoying some quiet time with a good book, make self-care a priority in the days leading up to your wedding. Not only will it help to ground you and keep you present, but it will also boost your self-confidence.

Try to avoid thinking about your wedding day when you do this. Look for books that are nothing to do with nuptials and steer away from using fragrances and scents that you intend to wear on the big day.

Surround yourself with love

Surrounding yourself with love and support is crucial. Whether it’s your partner, family, or close friends, having your closest supporters by your side can help keep nerves at bay and make you feel cared for.

Lean on them for emotional support and encouragement if things get a bit overwhelming in the lead up. Then, on the day, their presence will not only reassure you but also add to the joy and warmth of the occasion.

Mitra Msaad

Editor in Chief