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4 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR WEDDING (AND 4 THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T!)

You’re almost there! Here are some ways to spend your last night as a “Miss”

 

After the limos have been scheduled, the dress has been fitted, and the rehearsal has gone off without a hitch, you’ll have nothing left to do but get a good night’s sleep! But how could you possibly be expected to get quality shut-eye the night before one of the most meaningful days of your life? While sleep may not come super easy, there are a few things you can do to ensure you’re at your best, most present self when you take that important walk down the aisle. Here are a few things you should consider doing the night before your wedding (and a few things to avoid!)

 

  1. Hydrate: We know that water helps our bodies to function properly, but it can also help our skin and eyes appear brighter. So grab your “future Mrs.” water bottle and sip from it consistently the night before your big day!  Being well hydrated will also help you feel more energized and may even help stave off some day-of jitters.
  2. Move: Now this doesn’t mean hitting the gym for a super heavy lifting session or a 10 mile run (unless that’s something you want to do), but some purposeful movement can help release endorphins and open up tight spots in your body. A quick Yoga workout or some light stretching can help you relax and connect to the present!
  3. Pamper yourself: You don’t need an expensive day at the spa to look and feel your best – the night before your wedding is a great time to pull out your favorite face mask, bath bombs, and lotions. Gather your beauty must-haves, find some slow jams on Spotify, and treat yourself to a pre-wedding pampering session!
  4. Eliminate screen time: We know it’s tempting to scroll through Instagram checking your wedding hashtag, but turning off your phone before you go to bed can help you fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer. And if you’re going to party the whole day away tomorrow, you need as much rest as possible tonight! So cozy up with a favorite book before you doze off.

 

Avoid:

  1. Overindulging: That open bar at your rehearsal dinner is super tempting (you’re a sucker for Grey Goose), and while you should definitely allow yourself to have fun and celebrate, be mindful of your alcohol intake. Too much can leave you with a nasty hangover the next day – and who wants to get married hungover? A good trick to avoid this fate while still enjoying your favorite cocktail:  have one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume.
  2. Washing your hair: It may seem a bit counterintuitive, (wouldn’t you want to be fresh and clean when all eyes will be on you?),  but shampooing can strip your hair and scalp of oils that help keep your wedding day coif in place. Wash your hair the night BEFORE the night before your wedding to ensure a clean look that will last the whole day.
  3. Trying new products: You’re dying to try that fancy Dior moisturizer your bridesmaid gifted you, but save it for the honeymoon. Trying a new product for the first time may result in unexpected allergic reactions, especially if you’ve got sensitive skin. So stick with your tried-and-trues for your bridal day prep!
  4. Overstimulation: Listen, planning a wedding is enough stimulation for a lifetime. And there’s nothing more stimulating than a wedding itself! So just for tonight, pass on the blaring music, the bright lights, and the long conversations at a loud bar. Opt for a quiet room, maybe a few candles, and enjoy your last hours of being a fiance in peace!

Written by Jennifer Rizzuto,

BOLI Blogger

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