Step away from the white dress, ladies...
#1 Give your make-up time to 'dry'
There are fewer sights more depressing than that of a foundation tide mark against the pristine white neckline of a wedding dress. A setting spray will help keep prone-to-slipping make-up in place, and is also handy if you're worried about heat and/or humidity making your foundation 'slip'.
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#2 Eat breakfast
Greasy bacon, scarlet jam, bright orange juice - breakfast is a stain-minefield just waiting to explode! Play it safe by eating your brekkie before you even consider putting your wedding dress on, and nibble on non-coloured foods if you need a snack later on in the morning.
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#3 Take getting-ready photos
Well, duh. Your photographer will have lots of ideas for what could work here - and adorable monogrammed dressing gowns will add to the boudoir vibe.
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#4 Go to the bathroom
No seriously, go to the bathroom. If you think getting out of a wedding dress is a laughing matter, you're gravely mistaken. Click here to find out how hard it is!
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#5 Move any dark liquids out of the way
Think coffee, tea, squash - pour it down the sink and trade for clear liquids instead. (Water. Or vodka...)
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#6 Take a few deep breaths
Not only will it help those of you opting for a super-tight dress squeeze into it a little easier - a few relaxing breaths will help to calm any nerves you have, too. Breathe in to a count of five, and breathe out to a count of seven, three times. Hello, zen mode.
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