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The Crystal Ballroom at Veranda

Planning the Night Before the Wedding


The night before the wedding is a day for exciting and nervous moments of anticipation. When you are just hours from the big day, your mind will flood with thoughts about things you possibly forgot and things you should or should not do. These tips should help you get through the night before the wedding.

Don’t Peek

From the moment you picked out your wedding dress, you might have been trying to keep it a little secret from the groom. According to tradition, it is bad luck for the groom to see the bride or her wedding dress before the wedding day. Not every couple adheres to this little rule, but for those that do, they will be sleeping in separate locations and sneaking around in a playful effort to avoid setting eyes on one another the night before the wedding and just before the ceremony.

The Night Before the Wedding is About You

Take the night before the wedding to yourself. Relax and rest for the day to come. Eat well and plan a full eight hours of sleep. Before you head to bed, go over your checklist. Practice walking in your shoes. If you get nervous and anxious, read a book or watch a movie. Do not get overwhelmed or overthink the day ahead. It is completely natural to get nervous. The night before the wedding is the last night being single. Take the time to do things to prepare and do things for yourself. Pamper yourself. If you choose to spend the night with your wedding party, enjoy the time together and make it memorable.


Pack and Prepare the Night Before the Wedding

Your wedding day has no room for procrastination. You should organize and gather your wedding attire and accessories the night before the wedding. Do not forget to pack for the honeymoon. Follow a checklist to make sure everything is in order and packed for the occasion.

The Wedding Jitters

It is important to acknowledge that “cold feet” or wedding jitters is actually anxiety about a situation. If you are planning your wedding, chances are limerence has faded, and love is here to stay. That crazy about you infatuation fades just a little, and the reality of marriage can instill a little anxiety. Nonetheless, love remains. And we all know that love is a feeling that changes over time and stands the test of time through it all. The most common reason for wedding jitters is nervousness about the actual wedding, and not the relationship. A wedding is exciting and creates a flood of emotions. It is important to understand these emotions are normal.

The Big Day

This is the big day and the moment you have waited a lifetime for. You will contact your wedding party and review times and pick up locations. Contact your transportation services to confirm arrival times and locations. Follow the timeline and itinerary for hair and makeup, dressing and arrival at the wedding venue. You should plan to arrive about two hours prior to your event. Check with your venue, because some venues have strict time restrictions that might differ. Locate your VIP suite and complete the finishing touches. If you are planning a first look or a big reveal, bring the photographer and videographer along to capture the moment. If you are holding to the traditions, you can stand on the other side of a door and pass love notes to one another.


Crystal Ballroom at Veranda

Create your fairy tale at Crystal Ballroom at Veranda. Every wedding package at this elegant wedding venue includes a professional wedding designer, furnishings and décor to create a flawless event. Bring imagination to the design studio and plan with this unique destination venue. Choose your colors and theme, and let the designers bring your vision to life. Experience bar services and banquet staff to deliver an extraordinary cocktail hour and reception. Food managers will manage your cuisine, and a day of event coordinator will manage your timeline. Bring imagination to this picturesque venue, and host your dream wedding in a ballroom designed just for you.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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