Before the Big Day: Essential Self-Care Pointers for Brides

As your big day nears, you will start to notice that things get busier and more hectic. You will find yourself talking to more people and dealing with suppliers and guests, which takes a lot of your time. On top of that, you may be stressing out about the outcome of your event, and you play out various disastrous scenarios in your head. Will the cake be perfect, or will the gown fit me? Will my in-laws come? These are the questions that raise your anxiety levels.

The truth is, it’s okay to be stressed out and anxious. But you have to remember that you also need to give yourself some leeway. You need to find the right time for relaxation. After all, self-care is essential, and its benefits will show in your glow on your wedding day.

After revisiting bridal shops and applying some finishing touches, here are some of the things that you need to do to relax.

Dedicate a day or two for relaxation

When things start to get overwhelming, you need to schedule a day or two within your week dedicated to pampering and relaxation. Weekends are ideal, but you can choose a day within the workweek when you will not think about anything wedding-related. That way, you will be able to draw a boundary between your life and wedding-related stress. That will also provide you time for re-energizing yourself before you tackle another task about your big day.

Practice self-care every day

Sometimes, you do not have to wait for that specific day when you will not worry about the wedding. You can always pamper and relax every day. Simple techniques, such as aromatic showers at night or yoga exercises or meditation at the end of the workday, can do a lot of wonders. Find an activity that you comforts and makes you feel happy.

Let others handle it

Remember that the source of stress is sometimes found in a person’s unwillingness to let go of somethings. You surely want to stay in control, which leads to micromanagement. So you hover over your suppliers and sees to it is according to your plan. However, remember that you have suppliers and coordinators to help you reduce your stress. So as much as possible, learn to delegate. Let them do the work.

Choose the right food

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The food that you take in also influences your mood. So if you want to be in relaxation mode, you ought to eat healthy fares. Consume high-fiber food, such as salads, to keep yourself light. Drink lots of fluids and make sure that you have fruits for snacking.

Your big day will be fantastic and memorable

Stress is a normal bodily function. And a healthy dose of it can be helpful. But if you think that your stress levels are off the chart, you need to take some time off to relax. You need to be pampered and get your energy back. You’ve been working so hard, and it’s only right that you get to rest even for a while.

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