6 top tips: Preparing your bathroom for the big day

With the big day on the horizon and all your months of planning finally falling into place, you’ll want to ensure everything runs smoothly both at home and at your wedding venue.

From bridal suites to bathroom suites, everything should be absolutely perfect with nothing left to chance. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what you can do with your bathroom to ensure your wedding day runs as smoothly as possible.

Brunette bride posing in bathroom

1. Schedule times for showers and baths

If you haven’t already put a timetable in place, now’s the time to come up with one. It may sound a little anal (forgive the slightly crude pun) but scheduling bathroom time could be a very real necessity for the day of your wedding. If your home (or the home you’re spending the evening in) only has one bathroom, you’ll need to make sure everyone is in and done on time. For example, if your bridesmaid were to spend an extra 15 minutes in the bath, it could have a knock-on effect on the rest of your preparations.

You can easily use a phone calendar to organise this. Estimate the realistic time you’ll each need to shower/bathe and do all those things you’ll need to do. Ensure the bathroom is free for makeup or touch ups, not to mention that last minute toilet stop before you head to your wedding venue (remember, nerves are bound to play a part!).

2. De-clutter and clear surfaces

This is something that can be done around a week before your wedding day. A cluttered or disorganised bathroom, where items can be easily misplaced or lost, could put pay to your carefully laid plans. It’s a good idea to organise bathroom cabinets, throw out any used or out-of-date toiletries or medication and give the place a good tidy. If the bathroom still looks a bit cluttered, why not buy some storage boxes or baskets which will at least make things appear tidier.

3. Lay everything you’ll need out

If you have followed step 2 and tidied your bathroom ahead of time, just make sure you don’t tidy away too efficiently. Everything you need for the big day should be close at hand. From the more conventional items, like toothbrushes, toothpaste and toiletries, to those cosmetic essentials, like makeup, hair products and even life-saving safety pins, everything should be in an easy-to-reach place. A new set of bathroom accessories will help you do this.

4. Make sure hot water is switched on

If you’ve planned a large wedding entourage, who will each need to use the bathroom, it makes sense to ensure there’s enough hot water to go round. First things first, make sure your hot water is switched on. After all, you don’t want a freezing cold shower in the morning, do you? Secondly, ensure everyone is working to your showering timetable (which we’ve already mentioned), so nobody uses up the hot water. As it’s your wedding day, you’ve got the perfect excuse to be first in the shower!

5. Use radiators and heated towel rails to warm bathrobes

As your formal attire is one of the last things you’ll attend to, you’ll most probably be walking around the house in your bathrobe (with a nice glass of something bubbly in your hand, no doubt!). As we all know, the great British weather doesn’t always play ball, even in the middle of summer, so it pays to hang bathrobes over bathroom radiators and heated towel rails, ready for you to use. If you’re feeling warm and cosy from the get-go, you’re more likely to feel all warm and gooey inside when you walk down the aisle.

Beautiful blond bride in pearl sleeveless dress getting ready in front of a mirror in a bathroom - reflection

6. Ensure your bathroom mirror is up to the job

One vital thing, that often gets overlooked, is the size and quality of your bathroom mirror. On this day of all days, you’ll want to ensure you look your very best. If your current mirror isn’t up to scratch, why not invest in something bigger and better? There are plenty of bathroom mirror options for you to choose from, including models with LED bulbs which provide added task lighting for makeup and even integrated magnifying mirrors, making close-up work much easier. A full length mirror which can be tilted and moved to other rooms (often known as a “cheval mirror”) could be another option to consider.

Once you’ve settled into your marital home, why not head to Victoria Plum, the online bathroom specialists, for more great bathroom ideas.

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