Your focus is all about the day. As it should be. But without a little thought, the morning after your wedding—especially if there is a brunch to send you on your way—can be a painful mess. Follow these few tips and your first morning as a Mrs. is sure to go off without a hitch.
1. Choose comfort over style.
Give your feet a break. Even if you switch to flats the minute after you make it down the aisle, you will still spend the majority of your day on your feet. Choose an outfit that allows you to mix and mingle around the room with ease.
Regardless of whether or not you choose to drink at your wedding, you're still going to want to water up before bed. Getting married is tiring business, so to keep your energy up, drink water!
3. Keep it casual.
The last thing anyone wants to worry about after pulling off the day of your dreams is more details. Let the breakfast, brunch, or lunch be a casual affair; buffet is often easiest (and a great way to serve up leftover pieces of cake from the night before). Plus, it allows you and your guests to mingle before they head on their way.
4. Eat before you sleep.
It may sound strange, especially if you fell prey to the wedding diet phenomenon, but odds are, you didn't get much to eat throughout the course of your day. End the night sharing a snack with your new spouse, and you'll be refreshed and renewed come morning when it's time to relive the night before with all your guests. Plus, it's the perfect opportunity for you to share your favorite moments from the night with your new better half while they're still fresh in your mind.
5. Pack in advance.
Put together a bag with all the essentials you'll need for the morning after before you even get to your wedding day. That way, someone other than you—a personal attendant, perhaps—can be responsible for getting your bag to wherever you plan to spend your wedding night. (No one wants to put their wedding dress back on the morning after.) You'll also want to throw a garment bag in your suitcase if you're planning on checking out the next morning—it'll keep your dress safe and sound.