Final Countdown


So the countdown begins! You’ve just flown home and now its all systems go to get those final bits and bobs organised. Now it would be easy to go into panic-mode and hide under your bed for the remainder of time you have got left. But don’t! Take a deep breath, have a cup of tea and relax, we have you sorted with the ‘Homeward Bound Checklist’:

  • You have arrived home so now its time to look for your ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’. This is something that can only be done at home, so get onto mammy, granny and anyone else that can help
  • Get that final trim, test ‘do’, highlights or colour before the big day. This gives you time if (touch wood) something were to happen. Also it gives you time to get used to your new ‘do’ and let it settle
  • Have a wedding rehearsal or pre-wedding dinner. This will give you a chance to relax and have a chilled night out with all those special people involved in the big day
  • Have your wedding rehearsal in the church or ceremony venue. This ensures that everyone has an idea of the running order. Flower girls and junior ushers will know what they are supposed to do (hopefully) and bridesmaids/grooms men know their cues. Also, practice makes perfect!
  • Wear in those killer heels! Walk around the house in them for an hour or two every evening in a pair of woolly socks. Yes, you will look mad, tottering around in those 5-inch heels and your tracksuit, but this really will pay off in the long run. You will be comfortable and confident on the day itself (ask your mum or maid of honour to keep a pair of flats in her bag for you too!)
  • Get your tan, waxing and nails done. With the tan you can afford to go a little darker, a week’s worth of showers will ensure you have a sun-kissed glow and not that infamous tangerine sheen we all try to avoid
  • Do a makeup trial with hair and veil/headwear, have a friend take some quick pics so you can look over and make any last minute tweaks with your makeup artist.
  • Drink lots of water, get lots of sleep, eat well and nutritiously so you have lots of energy and stamina on the day – you’ll need it!
  • Meet with your Garryvoe Hotel Wedding Manager. This is a perfect opportunity to go through any last-minute questions you may have, any last minute niggles can be addressed and your mind put at ease. Also, give us the contact details of your main wedding party contact (l maid of honor, best man) that we will liaise with on the wedding day On the day itself, it’s great to have another point of contact. This will take the pressure off and let you actually enjoy your big day!