Updated: Jun 9, 2020
So it's the morning of your Wedding...your supposed-to-be Wedding!
If you're reading this, you're most likely to have had your 2020 wedding date affected by the Corona Virus Pandemic and the fact that we're now living in a Socially Distanced/Locked Down world.
With still so much uncertainty as to when couples will be able to actually have the Wedding of their dreams, we're seeing more and more couples celebrating their love from home and sharing their 2020 wedding days in pure lockdown style. Coming together with their loved ones via streaming services such as Zoom and Facetime and bridging the physical social gap caused by this awful virus with a Plugged In wedding.
If you're choosing to have a Plugged In Wedding during lockdown, here's some fun ideas for what to do on the morning of your big day. Whether you're bridal-prepping with your Bae, or Facetiming your Bridesmaids whilst you get yourselves ready and GORGEOUS, I'm hoping this blogpost will give you some inspiration on how to make the most of your morning.
Treat yourselves to your favourite breakfast.
(And leave the washing up til tomorrow!)
Have your absolute favourite breakfast, naughty or nice. Grazing tables are our absolute fave (even though we can only share with our household members now!) because you literally get to pick all of your favourite foods and whack them on one big platter.
I mean you could totally be healthy like this, but it's your wedding day...if you want donuts for breakfast then that's totally fine by us, too.
Start the day off well with some good food and you'll be well and truly set to party in full form for the rest of the day.
Light a scented candle. Take a relaxing bath. Treat your skin and hair. Settle your mind.
What better way to follow a hearty breakfast than to give yourself a little at-home spa treatment? We love nothing more than a pamper session and we think that your would-be wedding morning should be the perfect excuse to take an hour to really indulge yourself in some of your favourite treatments. Here's some of our fave eco friendly products that we at Adamapple like to use.
(I don't think the boys were into giving their in depth recommendations as much as the girls were...sorry about that!)
"I love a LUSH bath-bomb. I literally look forward to having a soak in a glitter filled, lovely smelling bath. One of my favourites is the "GODDESS" bath bomb which smells like Jasmine and Sandalwood. You leave the bath sparkling, too which is always amazing."
"We worked with Jade and Josh from Tilda's Tribe earlier in the year and they sent us some of their handmade Goat's Milk soap. I fell in love with this Poppy Seed and Peppermint scented soap. Its gently exfoliating and really invigorates the skin with the peppermint tingle. They make soap wedding favours too!"
"My favourite face mask is this Clay mask from Blushberry Botanicals. It smells so good. You know I'm all about eco-friendly products and this company use all natural, vegan ingredients in their skincare and they send in minimal, recyclable packaging, too which is great."
"This leaves my beard feeling soft and Jen says it smells really good. Win-win."
"I think this is the only beauty product I own apart from some Remington beard trimmers which I bought when I was 17. It's good though."
FaceTime your gang.
Whilst you are getting ready, why not Facetime/Zoom some of your faves. Get the Bridesmaids/Groomsmen together for a good old chinwag (and maybe a couple of glasses of Prosecco, or your tipple of choice) while you try on your outfit and accessories. Sure, they wont be able to help button up your dress or tie your dickie bow but they will be there for moral support at least. Or to screenshot any embarrassing moment they can, ready to post on social media...
Joking aside, we all know that getting ready with friends and a drink or two is super fun. Organise a time and everyone can get ready for your big day together.
Follow some makeup tutorials.
Be your own makeup artist! The amount of time I spend watching makeup tutorials online is something I don't really care to admit. Especially because I then proceed to wear the same makeup look every day that I have done for the past ten years... Who's with me?
Maybe today is the day to try something new? Even just picking up a few tips from some beauty 'gurus' online is a sure fire way of making your makeup feel different to your regular go-to look.
Here are some of our favourite wedding inspired looks from YouTube.
(We actually named her bespoke mix after her blog/YouTube name - Frow In Love!)