How To: Have Fun Getting Ready

The time you spend preparing to walk down the aisle should be just as unforgettble as the actual event. Here are a few ideas on how to make the process fun and memorable.

1. Decide Who Will Be There

It takes quite a while for everyone to have their hair and makeup done, and to get on all your dresses. Make sure to surround yourself with people you know will make the day stress free and fun. If you're stressing out while getting ready, it could put a damper on the rest of the day.


2. Personalize the Space

You'll want the room everyone is in to be tranquil and calming. Burn some candles to take the edge off and add a festive atmosphere. If candles aren't allowed wherever you're getting ready, try some reed diffusers.

3. Set the Mood

Getting ready can feel like being in the locker room before a big game. To add to the fun mood, have each bridesmaid burn a CD of songs that are inspired by memories they share with you, it will lighten the stress and get everyone laughing and reminiscing.


4. Supply Snacks

A big mistake many brides make is not eating much on their big day, usually do to the high stress. But that is a bad idea, as a balanced sugar level keeps stress under control. Keep fruit or veggie platters in the bridal suite to munch on throughout the day without creating a mess or filling you up too much. Also, having water, juice, and soda on hand is a good idea to keep everyone hydrated.

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5. Keep Entertained

Set a cheerful mood by playing a favorite movie in the background if there is a TV. Drink some herbal tea, which can help calm nerves. Ask each of the bridesmaids to contribute a favorite pampering product to a tray for everyone to share. Bring pictures from your bachelorette party and wedding showers to pass around while getting ready, it will be fun to reminisce in anticipation of the day ahead of you.

Most importantly, have fun! This is one of the most important days of your life, don't let the stress and nervousness be the only thing you remember.

Photos courtesey of: David de Dios, One Fine Day, Eyes 2 See, Priddy Photo, Kimberly Jarman Photography