The Night Before

Tomorrow is the big day. For months you have planned, prepped, organised, attended dress fittings, met with suppliers, arranged a diplomatic seating plan and now there is nothing else for you to do. So, what do you do with the night before your wedding? Instead of quadruple checking everything, here are some great ideas for a memorable evening.

Meal with your family

A pre-wedding breakfast meal with your family is a great way to spend your last night as a single woman. They can distract you from any natural pre-wedding jitters you might be feeling, reassure you that everything is taken care of as well as making sure you don’t drink too much and get to bed at a sensible time!

Bath and Book

You’ve worked hard getting everything to this point. Take time out and relax. Run a nice hot bath with lots of bubbles and chill out with a good book. Scientific studies have proven that a warm bath raises body temperature and help you sleep. Just what you need before your big day.


Or go all out and book yourself a spa day. Have a manicure, pedicure, massage. Whatever. Release any pre-wedding nerves in complete indulgence and greet your guests relaxed, refreshed and revitalised. Whatever you do though, do not have a facial. The change of products used could have an adverse effect!

Buck tradition

Traditionally, couples spend this night apart and only see each other when the bride arrives for the wedding. But this is the Twenty First Century. Do things your own way and have a nice quiet night in with your husband-to-be or go out for a meal together. It doesn’t matter. You’ll be together and that’s the important thing.

A Love Note

Say you have decided to spend the night apart. Write your husband-to-be a love note and slip it somewhere he’ll find it in the morning. He’ll be touched that you made this gesture and you’ll benefit from spending some reflective time before the wedding.

Stay off the Drink

I know, I know, call me a party pooper, but do you really want to spend your wedding day hung over or exhausted because you didn’t have a sensible bedtime? No. It’s one night. After you’re married you can drink as much as you like. . . within reason, of course. No one wants to remember your wedding because the bride was drunk!


Whatever you do, take care of yourself. Have a light healthy meal, drink plenty of water, turn your phone off and look forward to your wedding. You’ve already done the hard work, now it’s time to sit back and enjoy.