Woken up with a cold or a headache that simply won't shift? We're here to help...
It's the biggest day of your life, so the last thing you need on the morning of your wedding is to wake up feeling under the weather. The stress and excitement of preparing for your wedding day are enough to make you feel poorly, but luckily the most common wedding morning maladies are easy enough to shift - or at the very least, dull.
First of all, there are a few things you can do to guarantee you wake up with a spring in your step. Make sure you go to bed early the night before your wedding; drink lots of water to ward off stress headache and dehydration; and pop a vitamin C tablet (or just eat an orange!) in order to keep yourself feeling perky.
However, if that doesn't work, here's how to tackle the five most common wedding morning maladies...
The problem: a hellish headache
Set your alarm clock an hour earlier than you need to; that way, if you wake up with a headache, you have time to pop a painkiller and go back to sleep. A mix of stress and dehydration can make headaches linger longer, so make sure you sip plenty of water throughout the morning. Keep paracetamol close-to-hand and if it simply won't shift - and if you have time - have a nap.
The problem: feeling fluey
Woken up feeling a little... Meh? If you're feeling lethargic and achey - with an added dose of snivels - dose up on a fast-acting flu-targetting painkiller and run yourself a bath. Sip on a cup of hot water with a squeeze of lemon juice and make sure you eat.
The problem: nausea
You won't be the first bride to wake up feeling like you're about to be sick - those nervous butterflies have an irritating way of making even the most steely of brides think she's about to be sick. Tackle a jittery stomach with the help of simple food - think toast for breakfast, and digestive biscuits for a snack - and mint tea, which is perfect for banishing those OMG-I'm-gonna-vom feelings.
The problem: you can't seem to wake up
Chances are you'll bounce out of bed with excitement - but if you're feeling exhausted and a little rundown, it might be more of a struggle than you imagined. Make sure you get a good night's sleep in the days leading up to your wedding, and in the morning, enjoy a glass of energy-boosting Berocca. If that doesn't work, head outside for a brisk 20 minute walk: fresh air has a marvellous knack of waking up even the most exhausted minds.
The problem: period pain
Oh, Mother Nature - you have a funny sense of humour! If unexpected period pain leaves you reaching for the hot waterbottle, take ibuprofen and have a warm bath. Try gently massaging your abdomen area and try a little light exercise. Have pads and painkillers on standby just in case it gets worse as the day goes on.