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Getting Ready


When you envision getting ready on your wedding day with your bridesmaids, you're probably all getting your hair & makeup done, breezily sipping mimosas as the photographer snaps away while your favorite songs play on a specially curated playlist. All of this can happen in the cottage at Loblolly Rise….it is truly perfection!  You're just steps away from your wedding ceremony & reception.



Here are some helpful tips for the bridal cottage at Loblolly...

Don't forget to hang up your wedding dress and veil!

The first thing you should do when you arrive is take your wedding dress and veil out of the garment bag and hang it up on the hook that is provided over our big big, did we say big, window. The dress

can breathe a bit before you actually put it on. Hang it as high as you can, unbustled. Tuck the comb of the veil inside the back of the dress, and let it hang down.

Do have plenty of food for your crew?

There's nothing worse than a hangry bride-along with 6 hangry bridesmaids. Make sure to have an array of filling, breakfast or lunch options for your wedding party that will tide them over until the reception and won't give them a sugar rush and then make them crash. Think: sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruit and veggie platters, yogurt and granola bars. You can preorder from any local delis or restaurants, and it's a much better option than sending your bridesmaids out to get food the morning of. Everyone will be busy and focused on getting ready, and you'll want to spend as much time as possible together that morning.


Along with breakfast or lunch, providing mimosas or Bellinis for your crew is always fun-who doesn't love a cute cheers-ing photo op? Just be careful-the last thing you want is downing too many and getting a headache, being too buzzed to concentrate on details or feeling extra jittery.

Do have a good playlist?

If you have a bridesmaid who always makes the best playlists, task her with creating an awesome morning-of one. Fun getting ready tunes will put everyone in a good mood and ease any nerves.

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