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By the time your wedding day rolls around the only thing you should have left to worry about is getting gorgeous and walking down that aisle. To avoid turning into a total bridezilla or, worse, risk ruining those wedding photos you paid a pretty penny for, may we highly suggest not doing these six things the day you say, "I do." You'll thank us later, we swear!
1. Don't drink like there's no tomorrow
Because tomorrow you might have a post-wedding brunch to attend! Seriously though, a small glass of champagne is fine pre-ceremony, but too much alcohol too early on in the day is just a recipe for disaster, warns celebrity wedding and event specialist Donnie Brown. "You definitely don't want to be that bride projectile vomiting all over the dance floor." Plus, have you ever seen drunken photos of yourself? Our guess is it's not your best look.
2. Don't let the little things get to you
Frown lines are so not becoming on a bride! As much as we'd love to promise you that everything will go exactly according to plan on your big day, the likelihood of that actually happening is slim to none. Sit back, relax and just trust that your wedding planner, maid of honor or someone else in your bridal party will handle any hiccups that may occur with your best interest in mind. Oh, and smile...you're about to marry the love of your life!
3. Don't overschedule yourself
Your wedding will be hectic enough as it is so hosting your bridesmaid luncheon or tea the day of probably isn't the smartest idea. "There's really too much to do and staying on schedule is critical," points out Brown. "You simply don't have the time to allocate to an event other than the wedding on your big day." Of course, you should feed your bridesmaids, but you girls can always munch on mini sandwiches while you get ready.
4. Don't skip breakfast
Speaking of food, please don't "forget" to eat breakfast simply because your gown is form fitting. "You need energy to make it through the day, and good nutrition will give you stamina," notes Brown. "It doesn't have to be anything heavy. A little protein like egg whites will go a long way without affecting your silhouette."
5. Don't go commando
Put some panties on, brides...like, for real! After all, you never know if someone will have to get underneath that skirt to tie your French bustle. "It happened to me once," says Brown. "And it lives on in my nightmares!" On the flip side of things though, make sure you don't rock undies that give you a panty line.
6. Don't test out new beauty techniques (or products!)
If there's one day you leave things up to the professionals, it's definitely your wedding day. "I know this seems ridiculous and an incredible thought that someone would do such a thing, but I've personally seen a bride try to repair her broken false eyelashes with super glue to ensure that they stayed in place," tells Brown. "She was rushed to the emergency room, and it took a scalpel to cut her eyelids apart." Needless to say, you're better off playing it safe when it comes to beauty, brides!