KEEP THINGS CLEAN: the less clutter in your room, the better your photos will look! Hide or throw out anything that doesn't need to be out in the open.
NATURAL LIGHT, BABY: I shoot with natural light as much as possible, with the room lights turned off. The more windows in your room, the better!
AIRBNB: How about instead of a hotel room, you book an airbnb? Choose somewhere interesting to get ready!
MAKEUP: If you typically don't wear makeup, don't feel obligated to put a lot on. Heavy makeup is NOT better for photos. You'll look great if you feel great. Seriously!
FOOD: Once you're done getting ready, you probably won't eat anything until dinner. Make sure you eat a good breakfast!