Watch what you eat. And I don’t mean this is the time to starve yourself to make that dress fit. Just be cautious of those certain foods that can leaving you feeling bloated or unwell the next day. Think, things high in sodium or greasy fatty foods. Let’s face it, having diarrhea on your wedding day is not cute, it does not make for a funny story later, and it’s gross.
While you’re at it, watch what you drink. Go easy on the cappuccinos towards the afternoon and evening. You will be excited enough without the caffeine jitters keeping you awake. Also, try to limit the alcohol consumption. Alcohol affects your sleep, can make you look a little haggard, and can leave you feeling pretty unwell the next day. Try to drink lots of water the day before. In the excitement of the day you will forget to down your eight glasses and can get dehydrated.
*note re: above – all things admitted I ate a whole pizza and 1 beer the day before our elopement. I couldn’t help myself! But Italian pizza is much healthier than North American and the beer is super light (right!?!?!).
Lay out all your things the night before. Get your clothes and accessories ready. Decide who is going to be in-charge of the important stuff like the rings and marriage certificate. Put together a “shit happens” kit with some Advil, safety pins, tissues etc. Check the weather the day before and pack accordingly. It’s not a bad idea to bring some flip flops too. I know you want nice photos with the good shoes but if you are traveling somewhere that requires any sort of hiking, beach walks, or cobble stone treks, you will need some transit shoes.