At Greenwood Springs we believe relaxation is essential, and we welcome you to get ready in our tranquil cottage that sits on top of a 100-year old springhouse. Affectionately named Springhouse Cottage, our cottage is the perfect getaway for a tranquil stay at the cottage on your wedding day, and to stay in the night before your honeymoon.
Now that you should be feeling good about where to get ready the morning of your wedding, it’s time to talk about how to make the most of your getting ready experience with some helpful “wedding-ready” tips!
1. Plan your outfits with your ‘maids.
We love the idea of matching robes or dresses and hope it never goes away! Whether you choose robes or just to coordinate colors, matching ‘maids will look adorable in photos.
Pro tip: Groomsmen can have matching outfits, too!
2. Pack a bag the night before.
We know this might seem like an obvious step, but on the week of your wedding, you’re likely excited and probably spending lots of time with family and friends. Make sure you remember YOU.
Pro tip: If “detail” photos are important to you, you can also pack along a few styling items. Make sure your photographer knows where to find these things when they arrive!
3. Choose who you want to be in the room when you put on your dress.
During the hustle and bustle of a wedding day, it’s easy to just start going through the motions and rushing around to stick to a timeline. On your wedding day, keep in mind that it’s OK to stop, breathe, and think about your needs. Before your wedding day, make sure your team (photographer, videographer, planner) knows who you want to help you get in your dress. They can kindly ask anyone else to exit the room for this special, private moment.
4. Keep the room tidy.
With so many people getting ready in one space, clutter happens. However, it can be a huge distraction in photos and videos. Try asking your friends to limit their bags and keep their things in a location off to the side or just outside the room.
Bonus tip: If you have room in your budget for re-useable water bottles or matching cups, this is a great little way to make clutter pretty!
5. Take alone time if you need it.
Even if you haven’t decided where to get ready the morning of your wedding, making a decision to take some alone time on your special day can be a truly beautiful thing. Think about your intentions for the day, and don’t be afraid to speak up if you’re feeling overwhelmed and just need a few minutes to center yourself and breathe.
6. Make sure to hydrate (with more than just champagne).
Yes, we said it. We know you want to enjoy all the bubbly with your besties on the morning of your wedding, but trust us, you can’t go wrong with hydrating. Plus, champagne is highly carbonated and all that fizz can cause bloating and…well, gas. Have your planner or a designated ‘maid grab you a glass first thing post-ceremony! We promise it’s worth the wait.
7. Make time for all the reveals.
Revealing your bridal look to your friends and family is one of the most exciting parts of the day! Make sure both your planner and photographer are aware of your wishes for these reveals. It’s best if they’re not hurried or rushed so that every emotion can be fully felt.
Designate a certain person to make it their job to feed you throughout the day. As the most important person of the day(other than the groom) it’s easy to get distracted a busy! You think you’ll remember but chances are you won’t! So pick out that special person and make it their job to make sure you are fed!
Interested in booking our Springhouse Cottage for your morning with the ‘maids? Click Here!