Wedding Day Countdown

While you may feel as though you have only just dusted off the best man blunders and champagne headaches of last year’s wedding season, any blushing bride-to-be knows that this year’s spell of marital madness is looming ever closer. With your mind focused on all the planning in the months leading up to tying the knot, it’s easy to forget the final fixes that will make your big day flawless.

Here's a list of our top tips for your seven day countdown, so that you don’t need to worry!

One week to go

Seven days to go:

With only a week to go until the big day, this is the perfect time to introduce your pre-nuptial skincare regime into your daily routine. This will allow your skin the necessary breathing time to adapt to any changes in pH balance and will assist in avoiding any unwanted breakouts before the big day. Try to ensure that any new facial regimes are not radically different from your usual procedure. Opting for a lighter, botanical range like Liz Earle is recommended by dermatologists to cleanse and purify. 

Six days to go:

Swap your slippers for stilettos for at least an hour every evening for the next eight days. You are going to be on your feet for the best part of your big day and no-one wants to be the bride who’s battling blisters as she walks down the aisle. Rupert Sanderson's Pinka daisy heel could be the perfect option giving you the right height to begin.  

Five days to go:

Whatever the weather, your day will be perfect, however the shrewd bride will have one eye on the forecast today to ensure that she and her guests are suitably prepared. Should you need stylish sunnies to avoid unwanted glare, or silk shawls to keep the chills at bay, David Clulow offers an eclectic range suitable for any eventuality. Depending on your outfit accessorize this perfectly with some delicate earring or a chunky statement necklace. 

Four days to go:

Your bridesmaids are your oldest and dearest friends. These women have agreed to be at your beck and call, so it wouldn’t hurt to keep them sweet with a handwritten note and gift reminding them why they are the only girls for the job. Smythson boast perfectly lovely notebooks or you could opt for a piece of jewellery from Links of London or Furla envelope bag, a great accessory for an evening outfit.


Three Days to Go

If you are thinking about purchasing a present for your future husband to open on the morning of the wedding day, today is a great day to purchase. Brooks Brothers or Paul Smith have an extensive selection of luxury gifts items that will make his journey to marital bliss a stylish one. Links of London or L'Atelier host an effortlessly cool selection of watches that you could consider engraving with the time that your vows will be spoken.

Two days to go:

Though your mind could not be further from post-wedding plans at this point, you’ll thank yourself later if you take the time to get honeymoon ready. Begin by packing an overnight bag for the day after the wedding, or for your honeymoon. Samsonite have some light weight and luxurious travel suitcases, which you can pair up with a stylish handbag. Coccinelle stock travel-friendly totes in a range of covetable colours aswell as this beautiful B14 bag in blush pink. Tidy your humble abode and consider indulging in some gorgeous bed sheets from The White Company. It may seem decadent, but will help to ease you back into life post-honeymoon bliss.

One day to go:

Today should be set aside for a much needed day of pampering; think of it as a little treat in the calm before the storm. There is no denying that today is going to be chaotic. However, once you reach the sweet surrender of sundown ensure you take the time to truly unwind. Run yourself a luxurious bubble bath, and indulge in some calming scented lotion from Bamford. Hang your dress in the bathroom with you and let the steam rid it of any unwanted creases. Finally, pop two bottles of champagne in the fridge, one for tomorrow morning and one to greet you from your honeymoon to enjoy as you both open your gifts and reminisce on how utterly fabulous the day was.

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