Every bride wants to look their best on their wedding day. Professional photos are taken to capture every little detail of the day, and you’ll cherish those photos forever. There is a lot of unnecessary pressure to look “perfect” during the wedding, which inevitably causes stress for many brides.
We’ve compiled a list of things to make every bride feel beautiful, happy, and healthy on one of the most important days of their lives.
DO: Enjoy yourself.
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful but it should also be one of the most memorable and fun events of a lifetime. When you look back on your wedding, how do you want to remember it? Miserable and stressed out over something as innocuous as a tardy bridesmaid, or focused on your new spouse, happy and dancing the night away? 100% of brides would prefer the latter over the former, right? Have the expectation that some things may not turn out perfectly and go with the flow of the event as much as possible. You will thank yourself afterwards.
DON’T: Fall for extreme diets.
First and foremost, you do not need to lose weight for your wedding. If you do decide to lose weight, crash diets, risky cleanses, and unsafe supplements should be avoided at all costs. Unsafe and extreme measures can lead to health problems, so skip them all together. Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to losing weight, so start early, drink water, exercise, and eat sensibly. Plan your weight loss goals based on your wedding timetable, as you can expect to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week on a healthy diet.
DO: Take breaks. Often.
It can be easy to get sucked into a spin cycle of nonstop wedding planning, which can cause you to get overly stressed out. Take frequent breaks and set the planning process aside to spend time on other hobbies, work, or just go for a walk with your soon-to-be spouse. Clearing your mind can help you focus better when needed, and can also keep the wedding planning process fun!
DON’T: Do things last minute.
A calendar should be your best friend to schedule events such as your beauty trials, vendor meetings, tastings, and more. Writing everything down that you need to do and scheduling them in advance will keep stress low, and you’ll avoid having to run around last minute to get the task accomplished.
Do: Get your rest.
Sleep is necessary for a busy, stressed out bride-to-be. The benefits of getting restful shuteye include balanced hormones, a regulated appetite, and keeping inflammation at bay. Sleep also helps keep feelings of depression away, improves memory, and manages stress. Need an ideal sleep space? Invest in some blackout curtains, create a cool climate, and go device-free a couple of hours before it’s time to hit the sheets.
If these tips helped you keep your cool while planning and attending your wedding, we want to know! Contact us today.
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