A guide to getting ready on the morning of your wedding

After months or even years of planning your dream wedding, the final item on the agenda for a stress-free day is to plan enough pre-wedding prep time for yourself and your bridal party to get your glam done and to enjoy every minute of this special pre-nuptial time with your bridesmaid squad. After all, no bride wants to arrive at the ceremony feeling stressed, rushed and wishing they’d had more pre-wedding prep time.


Read on for tips on planning your pre-wedding prep so you arrive at the ceremony feeling relaxed, radiant and ready to say “I do” to your happily ever after.

What to wear to get ready for your big day

You have your dream wedding dress and your post-wedding look ready and waiting for you to slip into, but what should you wear during those special pre-nuptial moments spent bonding with your bridal party while you and your bridesmaids have your hair and make-up done?


For your bridal party, personalised bridesmaids robes are a chic choice. Not only will your nearest and dearest feel gorgeous in their robes but post-wedding, they’ll have a stylish piece to take home and recall all the happy memories every time they pull it out of the closet to wear. Shop our beautiful bridesmaid robes, here.


And for the bride? A romantic bridal robe is the perfect getting ready option. Our Farrah Long Lace Chiffon Robe is straight out of a pre-wedding fashion fairy tale with dreamy details like the semi-sheer white chiffon fabrication adorned with lace rosettes and featuring lace-cuffed sleeves. This floaty bridal robe is our most pinned bridal robe ever and is the perfect piece to add to your wedding day wardrobe.


Brides who adore lace will fall in love with our elegant lace bridal robes including our sultry yet sophisticated Helena Long Lace Robe, or our elegant Kassiah Long Lace Robe (which also comes in a pretty short version). Our Leah Long Lace Robe will have any bride feeling like a true princess on the morning of her wedding.


Shop our beautiful range of bridal robes, here.

“When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

— When Harry Met Sally

Your wedding day getting ready timeline

The weddings experts over at Brides.com suggest the following timeline for pre-wedding day prep:


  • Make-up: allow 30-45 minutes per bridesmaid and 60-90 minutes for the bride
  • Hair: allow 30-45 minutes per bridesmaid and 60-90 minutes for the bride
  • Have the make-up artist start on the bride’s make-up first
  • While the make-up artist is applying the bride’s glam, ask the stylist to do the bridal party’s hair
  • Book the photographer to arrive an hour before the bride is ready to go to the ceremony to capture the special getting ready moments and the bridal details like the dress on the clothes hanger, the wedding shoes etc.


Happy wedding planning!