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Bridal Tips 6 things every bride must do on her wedding night

Before you go right into your honeymoon stage, there are tasks every bride should remember to carry out on her wedding night before she goes to bed

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Brides...it's all about you, your groom and your big day. After you've made it through the wedding day, it's time for the honeymoon phase - spending time with your new husband.


Before you go right into your honeymoon stage, there are tasks every bride should remember to carry out on her wedding night before she goes to bed.

Linda Diproperzio of SheFinds lists duties for every bride after her wedding, just before she calls it a night:

  1. Check on the gifts. Wedding gifts and cards need to be collected and brought to your home by a trusted family member or friend. It’s best to designate someone before the actual day, but you’ll definitely want to follow up with that person to make sure the task was completed before you go to bed.

  2. Collect the top tier of the cake. Freezing the top tier of your wedding cake and eating it on your first wedding anniversary is a common wedding tradition. If you want to do so with your cake, assign someone to wrap up your cake properly and put it in the freezer for you.

  3. Hang up your dress. If you plan on preserving your wedding gown, be sure to hang it up before you go to bed that night. Yes, it will be cleaned and pressed before going into the box, but you still don’t want to throw it onto a chair or in a corner, where it can possibly tear or lose any beading or embellishments.

  4. Take off your makeup. It’s wise beauty advice to take off your makeup before bed. So even if you’re absolutely exhausted after this long day (and you probably will be), you should still wash your face before you rest your head for the night.

  5. Check on your travel plans. If you’re leaving for your honeymoon the next day, check on the status of your flight either online or by phone to make sure your departure time or gate has not been changed at the last minute. Many airlines will even send you a text message of any changes, so try to set that up ahead of time.

  6. Pack up anything you don’t need for the honeymoon. Your dress, shoes, accessories. Anything you’re not taking away with you should be packed up and given to your maid of honour or mom the following morning so they can bring it home with them.

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