The getting ready portion of your elopement is one of the most essential parts.
If you start out stressed, it may very well carry with you for the rest of the day.
If you’re calm, cool, and collected, there will be no reason to be tense!
Plan ahead, because things happen.
Allowing yourself some cushion time will ease the worry.
Here are 6 Ways to Make Getting Ready much smoother!
Less Stress without a Mess!
– Assign a family member or friend to help keep the room tidy & neat before your photographer arrives. Trust me. You’ll be much happier to know someone’s panties aren’t hanging out in the background!
– Decluttering will also help raise the atmosphere in the room. It will feel less chaotic!
2. Adequate Lighting
– Your best bet is to find an AirBnB with plenty of windows. Try to have a few windows open to let in the soft, pretty light. I can’t tell you how much of a difference window lighting can make on your elopement day!
– If you’re having trouble finding a space with window light, search for vanity lights on the mirrors.
Can’t find an AirBnB?
– Rent an event space/venue or hotel room!
3. Schedule time to put on your elopement attire
– Generally, this is a beautiful, private moment between you & a loved one – or to make it even more unique, you & your partner. Giving yourself the whole day together, including getting ready, will create special memories AND photos.
– Be sure your loved one knows to be in their own attire by the time this moment arrives.
4. Give yourself an hour of buffer time
– You’ll never guess what tends to set the entire elopement day back. Well, maybe you will.
Hair & Make-up is a tedious process, especially if your friends are getting theirs done as well.
– Give yourselves some saving grace, just in case getting ready takes longer than you expect.
5. You should have her hair & makeup done first
– There have been countless times where I see friends are done getting ready, but the person getting married is having to rush, because they went last.
– If you’re ready first, then you can put on your elopement attire & take pre-ceremony photos while your group is still getting ready!
7. Hide the couple at least 30 minutes before the ceremony
– Guests are arriving earlier and earilier now-a-days. Don’t be seen and be sure to tuck away to the venue suites to hide!
– This is a chance for the photographer to take images of the ceremony & reception setup.