Make a plan or schedule with your hair and makeup artist. Appoint loose times to each member of the bridal party allowing the last makeup and hair to be finished with an hour to spare, it doesn’t always go to plan but if there’s a loose plan in place everyone knows where they need to be at any given time.
Get your most helpful trusty bridesmaid ready first, they will be free, do some last minute decor, answer phones, direct people and be generally helpful.
Don’t go last for makeup, there’s a certain point in the day when the house gets busy and you don’t need all the distractions, get into the makeup chair halfway through and enjoy your hour of calmness and zen before all the madness kicks in.
Allow more time than you think you need for dressing… everyone always says it’s just a zip or a few buttons but it takes longer than you think to get into that dress, you also want to get used to being in, get photos taken and try sitting in the dress to make sure everything is ok, allow time for underwear/wardrobe malfunctions.
Have boob tape on hand, have a medium size safety pin on hand for hooking the buttons closed.
The morning goes by in the blink of an eye so enjoy all the craic and festivities that the morning brings.