While many wedding traditions have changed, the stress of planning seems to be here to stay. Even if you’ve prepared a low-key wedding, chances are you’ll experience at least some nerves as the big day approaches. If you want to enjoy your big day and have the energy to dance all night, here are some new ways people are getting ready for their wedding day.
No Crash Diets
Crash diets should be off the table, and get rid of that juicer while you’re at it. Fad diets and cleanses that deprive you of both essential nutrients and food you enjoy will just make you miserable on top of all the wedding planning stress. This is a time when you need your energy, and your diet should reflect this in your food choices. If you need a little help getting all your nutrients in or you want to give your immune system or digestive system a boost, you might want to look into some supplements like an advanced restorative probiotic. Before you take anything, it’s a good idea to check in with your doctor and read product reviews.
If you’ve ever hopped onto Pinterest for more than five minutes, you know how much people love weddings and wedding planning. Chances are, friends and family will be honored you asked for their opinion on your centerpieces. If you’re going the DIY route for decorations, why not ask for help? When you’re with a group of friends, a good crafting session can become therapeutic. There’s a lot of hype around the “big reveal” of a wedding day, but involving others in the planning process can do wonders for your mental health. The happiest day of your life shouldn’t induce too many tears on the way there.
Pampering doesn’t have to be reserved only for the days leading up to the wedding. Getting a massage or a facial here and there during the planning stages can help keep stress in check. If you have a problem with biting your nails but want a long, elegant set for wedding pictures, practice by getting regular manicures during the months before the wedding. This way, you’ll be hesitant to pick at cuticles or bite freshly painted nails and you can get the length you want by the time of the wedding.
Many brides focus on how their makeup will look and cover problem areas on their skin when they could be working out skin issues instead. Why ask your makeup artist to do the impossible when an expert can assist with acne and large pores? A dermatologist can help assess skin issues and suggest the appropriate products and treatments. When you make the visit early on, you should have the time before the wedding to experiment with different products and see how treatments affect your skin. When it’s time to consult the makeup artist, they should be able to accentuate your glowing skin, not cover it up.
You may be tempted to start a rigorous workout routine to tone up your arms for the sleeveless dress, but there are other reasons to move your body. A proper exercise schedule can do wonders for your energy levels and boost your mood. Plus, getting outside or traveling to a hiking trail is a great change of scenery when you’ve been staring at napkin samples for hours. If stress is negatively impacting your lifestyle, you may want to try meditation or even consult a professional. It may seem silly to talk to a therapist about how difficult your florist is being, but therapy can help you find the root of your anxieties and deal with them in a healthy way.
Bridezillas may be the joke (and waking nightmare) of the wedding industry, but that doesn’t mean you’re destined to become one. There’s no one right way to plan a wedding, which means you can take the time to prepare in your own unique and healthy way.