Rise and Shine Darlings
Enjoy your last night as a single lady with all of your bridesmaids. Consider reserving a hotel suite or bed and breakfast to have one last slumber party in. Enjoy telling stories of the past while doing face masks and taking fizzy bubble baths to ensure everyone is refreshed for the morning. When you wake up, you'll all be in one place making relaxing and starting the day off right carefree.
If you're tieing the knot near in Denver, CO, The Dove Inn is a great option. With its one of a kind charm, you'll want to capture all of your getting ready moments there from hair and makeup to zipping up your wedding gown.
Sips and Snacks
Start the morning off with a big glass of water (hello hydration) and coffee if you need a little pick-me-up. Order some pastries and goodies from a local bakery like Yours Truly Cupcake (pictured) -- while you may not feel hungry, it's important to fuel your body for the big day ahead. Light bites such as macarons, tea sandwiches or croissants are a good option.
Before getting ready, pop a bottle of champagne to kick off the celebrations! Then, enjoy some fun cocktails. Mimosas are a great simple drink but if you're looking for something a little more special, try this Rose Raspberry Sorbet Cocktail:
1. Fill flute with Rose.
2. Add 1 Tbsp. of St. Germain's and stir well.
3. Add 1 small scoop of raspberry sorbet.
4. Garnish with fresh raspberry and mint leaf.
5. Top with decorative straw and enjoy!
*Wander + Ivy Rose Available January 2019*
Time to get Dolled Up
When it's time to get ready, have everyone throw on cute and comfy robes to ensure you can easily maneuver into dresses without ruining your hair and makeup. We're loving these floral robes from White Oak Formal Boutique in Littleton, CO. Bonus: you and your maids can reuse these robes at home for getting ready for any event!
To ensure a stress-free day, have your hair and makeup team come to you! Many beauty teams, like Beauty on Location Studio, will travel to you for an additional fee -- be sure to inquire when you schedule trial runs. Having a beauty team on location is beneficial in case you need touch-ups after getting in your gown. Plus, it's one last place you and your maids have to travel.
Give a Little Love
After you're all dolled up, you may have a little time to kill before heading out for group photos. There's no need to rush -- the wedding won't go on without the bride. So, take a little time to say thank you to your maids for standing next to you on your big day and for being there for you throughout your life with a little gift box. Manofatto Giftboxes are perfect for this occasion.
Manofatto Giftboxes are baltic birch wood giftboxes proudly made by hand in sunny Denver, Colorado. The boxes are personally curated with lush blooms, artisanal foodstuffs, fine paperie, candles and other small batch American made goods. You can choose to customize a box or pick a pre-made box that fits within your budget. Not located in Colorado? Don't worry they ship!
Looking for something local? Send us an email and we'll help you find the perfect gifts for your maids.
Don't forget to have your photographer and videographer stop in to capture the morning! The moments spent with your best gals before saying "I do" will be ones you'll want to remember forever. A few moments to capture:
- Getting dolled up by your hair and makeup artist.
- Popping champagne!
- Candid group shots in robes (i.e. jumping on the bed, snuggling up, or laughing together with a drink in hand).
- Zipping up your gown!
Time to Say "I do"
Once you're ready to go, remember to pause and take a deep breath! You've got your best friends with you and you're headed to marry the man of your dreams -- what more do you need.