Got the night before wedding jitters? We don’t blame you. Night/day before wedding nervousness is par for the course. Channel all that energy into completing these things to do the night before your wedding and you’ll give yourself peace of mind and a good foundation for the big day itself!
Things to Do the Night Before Your Wedding
1. Eat a healthy meal.
Though the greasy pizza and the bag of cool ranch Doritos might be screaming your name, stick to the fresh fruit and the whole grains. They won’t have you waking up with a food hangover like a Big Mac and a side of fries will on your wedding day.
2. Pack a bag or clutch of personal items.
Put together your reception clutch and your post-reception bag and hand it off to your wedding point person, who can help make sure it’s waiting for you in the bridal suite or in your hotel room.
3. Drink a lot of water.
Keep a cold glass of water nearby and make sure you spend some quality time with it. This will help you avoid any dehydration that stress and running around can often cause.
4. Get a good night’s sleep.
Or at least try to tuck yourself underneath those covers at a decent hour.
5. Turn your phone on silent.
Say goodbye to checking Facebook and answering frantic text messages. Turn your chunky device on silent or hand it over to your maid-of-honor.
6. Put any boxes, suitcases, bags to bring to the ceremony or reception in the car.
Pack the car with all the items you’ll need for your wedding day so that you can wake up in the morning and not have to worry about doing any heavy lifting before getting out of the door.
7. Make sure you have cash on hand.
Have a couple of 20 dollar bills nearby in case you need to tip any of your vendors or in case of any last-minute emergencies.
8. Double check payment for vendors.
Have them sorted out digitally — whether that means you’ve scheduled payments via PayPal or Venmo or gather checks and cash and put them in clearly marked enveloped and hand them off to your point person for the wedding day (whether that’s your wedding planner, professional bridesmaid, or trusty uncle).
9. Gather a survival kit.
Toss a bunch of must-have items into a small tote bag in case anyone needs them. Grab a handful of Band-Aids, safety pins, packets of Advil, and of course hair ties.
10. Print out a list of vendor details.
Be sure to include vendor info. like their phone number, arrival time, and name. Then, pass this list on to your point person so they can check up on them.
11. Write a love note to your groom.
Something short and sweet. Reminding the guy who will be waiting for you in a freshly-cleaned tux that they are the love of your entire life.