Lately I've been thinking about the morning before the wedding. I know this might seem like a really tiny and insignificant detail to think about in the grand scheme of things, but I have this theory that it's the moments in between the "big" moments that set the tone for your wedding day. And if you don't "control" those moments, then the entire day can end up not feeling like you want it to. By control, please don't think I mean micromanaging every last detail and stressing over whether or not everything is perfect. I just mean doing as much prep work in advance, so that on the wedding day itself, things flow smoothly and you don't need to stress. Of course not everything will go as planned, but I am a firm believer in putting as many blocks into place as possible, and then going with the flow when you can't do anything else. Make sense?
All this to say, I've been thinking about our wedding morning lately. A few things, in particular:
1. The soundtrack for when we're getting ready. I am already working on this, and I will most definitely share once it's finalized (which probably won't be for a few months). It's a happy mix of favorites from the 50's and 60's, combined with some newer (mellow but peppy) favorites like Brooke Fraser, She & Him, Ingrid Michaelson, and Mumford & Sons.
I'm building this playlist with Spotify. Are you all on Spotify? It's awesome. It's kind of like iTunes combined with Grooveshark -- there's a massive song library, but you don't have to buy the songs. You can collect them in playlists, but you can't download them. Love!
2. What I will wear when we're getting ready. As much as I love a comfy robe or sweatpants, that is not what I'll be wearing the morning of our wedding. I'm thinking something more along the lines of this:
As long as I can easily step into it and out of it (so as not to smudge the hair and makeup), why the heck not? I consider it just another opportunity to wear a pretty white dress :)
3. Who will be getting the gals prettified. Goodness, y'all. I am pretty much inept at anything concerning my face and hair, so bringing in professionals is a must, but they seem so dang expensive to me!! Maybe I'm just being a baby, though? If you wouldn't mind helping a girl out, would you mind commenting and saying what you paid, or maybe what you think is reasonable, for wedding hair and makeup? I would so appreciate it!
P.S. Photo above by Bryan Johnson