5 Last Minute Things to Do the Night before Your Wedding

by Niki in — Updated March 28, 2020 — Reading Time: 3 minutes

You’ve prepared for months to make sure your wedding is perfect. You’ve put a lot of effort into making sure your guests will enjoy themselves and that the memories will be fantastic. On the night before your wedding, you’ll want to relax and prepare yourself, but here are 5 last minute things you can do to make sure the day goes smoothly.

Try on Your Wedding Dress

Try your dress on one last time, just to make sure everything still fits perfectly. This is especially important if you’ve gained any weight or lost any weight in the last few weeks. Don’t forget to try on the under clothes and shoes as well. Have someone look it all over to make sure there are no imperfections.

Wedding Dress
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Gather Your Ensemble

Whether you’ll be getting dressed at home or somewhere else, gather your ensemble so you don’t forget anything. Make sure this includes the shoes, underclothes, dress, and any accessories you’ll be wearing for your wedding day.

Wedding Ensemble
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Double Check the Favors

Make sure you have all the favors together, including a few extras in case you have additional guests that you hadn’t planned for – it does happen!

"Rustic Renaissance" Burlap Favor Bag with Drawstring Tie - Available Personalized
“Rustic Renaissance” Burlap Favor Bag with Drawstring Tie – Available Personalized
Chrome Heart Bottle Stopper in Showcase Display Box
Chrome Heart Bottle Stopper in Showcase Display Box

Prepare for Makeup and Hair

Wash your face really well and exfoliate so your skin looks fresh and new on the big day. Also, if your hair needs preparation, go ahead and do that – curlers, braids, etc.

Washing Face
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Go Over Your Vows

If you’ve written your own vows, you may want to go ahead and go over them to make sure they’re memorized and that you can go through them without forgetting them.


Going through these last minute things on the night before your wedding will ensure that you’re prepared for the big day.

1 thought on “5 Last Minute Things to Do the Night before Your Wedding”

  1. Tip #1 is especially good! As a wedding photographers, we’ve definitely showed up on more than a couple of wedding days and found that the bride was unhappy about some aspect of how her dressing was “fitting” on the day. One year, we even handed out little kits with needle & thread (and several other last minute life-savers) to the brides we were going to be photographing! Details matter!


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