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A Bride’s Guide to Getting Ready: Best Practices and Tips at La Banque

Updated: Jun 12

A bride's guide to getting ready at La Banque de Fleuve

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and how you start it can set the tone for the entire event. At La Banque de Fleuve, a premier wedding venue in Havre de Grace, Maryland, we strive to provide the perfect setting for your special day. Here’s a bride's guide to help you get ready and ensure everything goes smoothly.

A Bride's Guide Best Practices

1. Arrive Early and Settle In

One of the best ways to reduce stress on your wedding day is to arrive early. Our luxurious bridal suite offers a serene and comfortable space for you and your bridal party to prepare. Arriving early gives you ample time to settle in, unpack, and start your day at a relaxed pace.

2. Plan a Timeline and Stick to It

Creating a detailed timeline for your wedding day can help keep everything on track. Allocate time slots for hair, makeup, getting dressed, and any last-minute preparations. Share this timeline with your bridal party, makeup artist, hair stylist, and photographer to ensure everyone is on the same page.

3. Surround Yourself with Your Loved Ones

The hours leading up to your ceremony should be filled with joy and laughter. Surround yourself with your closest friends and family members who can offer support and help you stay calm. La Banque de Fleuve's spacious bridal suite is perfect for accommodating your bridal party, providing a comfortable and intimate space for everyone to get ready together.

4. Stay Hydrated and Nourished

With all the excitement, it’s easy to forget to eat and drink. Ensure you have plenty of water and some light, non-messy snacks available. Staying hydrated and nourished will help keep your energy levels up and ensure you feel your best throughout the day.

5. Organize Your Essentials

Gather all your essentials the night before and keep them in one place. This includes your wedding dress, shoes, jewelry, veil, makeup, and any other accessories. Having everything organized will make the getting-ready process smoother and ensure you don’t forget anything important.

6. Hire Professional Hair and Makeup Artists

Investing in professional hair and makeup artists can make a big difference in how you look and feel on your wedding day. Professionals are skilled at creating long-lasting looks that photograph beautifully. Plus, it’s a wonderful way to pamper yourself before the big moment.

7. Take Time for Yourself

Amid the hustle and bustle, it’s important to take a few moments for yourself. Whether it’s a short meditation, some deep breaths, or just a moment of quiet reflection, taking time to center yourself can help you stay calm and focused.

8. Enjoy the Stunning Views

One of the unique features of La Banque de Fleuve is its breathtaking waterfront views. Take a moment to step outside and enjoy the scenery. The beautiful landscape and serene water can have a calming effect, helping you feel more relaxed and connected to the special moment.

9. Coordinate with Your Photographer

Your photographer will capture some of the most memorable moments of your wedding day. Coordinate with them to ensure they capture key moments during your preparation, from candid shots with your bridal party to the final touches of your makeup. La Banque de Fleuve offers numerous picturesque spots for stunning photos.

10. Relax and Enjoy the Moment

Finally, remember to relax and enjoy the moment. This is your day, and it’s important to soak in every experience. Trust that everything is in place, and focus on the joy and love that surround you.


Bride and mom sharing a moment at La Banque de Fleuve

Final Thoughts

Getting ready for your wedding at La Banque de Fleuve in Havre de Grace, Maryland, is a magical experience. By following these best practices and tips, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable start to your special day. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, making sure your wedding is everything you’ve dreamed of and more.

Contact us today to learn more about hosting your wedding at La Banque de Fleuve.



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