What Not to Do the Night Before the Wedding

You don't want to regret anything in the morning!

The night before your wedding is a magical time, full of excitement, hope, and butterflies. Here's a list of things you should avoid the night before your nuptials.

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The night before your wedding is a magical time, full of excitement, hope, and butterflies. Even if you have a rehearsal dinner, there is still likely a lot of nervous energy once you return to your home or hotel room for the night. Keeping busy can help, but you don’t want to do anything that will have a negative impact on your big day. Different methods of de-stressing work for different people, so suggestions of activities may not necessarily help. Sometimes knowing what not to do is all you need. The below list is full of things you should avoid the night before your nuptials. 

what you shouldn't do the night before your wedding
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-  Don’t try new beauty products. A facial or even simple at-home face mask is not something you should do right before a big event, because you never know how your skin is going to react. 

-  Don’t use unfamiliar sleep aids. Whether prescription sleeping pills, an over-the-counter anti-histamine, or something more natural like melatonin or CBD oil, you don’t want to risk feeling groggy the next day. It is important to get a good night’s sleep, however, so if you’re worried nerves will have you tossing and turning all night, remember to test out the aforementioned methods a few months before the big day. 

- Don’t overindulge. The rehearsal dinner is a fun occasion with less pressure than your actual nuptials, so it’s understandable if you want to let loose. That being said, no one wants to be hungover or bloated on their wedding day. 

- Don’t reach out to an ex. This should go without saying, but we all know emotions and a couple glasses of wine can lead to interesting decision making. Perhaps you’re inspired to try and get some long-awaited closure or show off how happy you are now, but trust us: it’s not worth it. 

- Don’t rewrite your vows. Really, any major changes this last minute should be avoided. Hopefully you’ve already written your vows if you’ll be reading a personal version, and making a change the night before in a panic will make it seem like you never prepared. 

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