As your wedding approaches, it's natural to feel a mix of excitement and nervousness. Of course, it's important not to turn these butterflies into stress! This crucial time of planning requires special attention to both your mental and physical well-being to ensure you're looking and feeling your best on the big day.
Not quite sure how to approach wedding wellness? Here are some essential tips we recommend to help both spouses-to-be navigate the final countdown with ease and intention.
Best techniques to stay healthy, vibrant and take care of your wedding wellness
1. Prioritize Sleep
Good sleep is a non-negotiable. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night during the week leading up to your wedding. You may be tempted to cut sleep short to squeeze in last-minute decisions or time with loved ones or scroll through a few extra wedding Pinterest feeds, but good sleep is the foundation of your wedding wellness routine. Try to prioritize it as much as you can!
To improve your sleep quality, consider establishing a calming pre-sleep routine. Depending on your preferences, a routine might include reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practicing gentle yoga stretches. Avoid these foods and drinks close to bedtime, and try to keep a consistent sleep schedule. Your body will thank you!
2. Stay Hydrated and Nourish Your Body
Next, focus on staying hydrated and eating wholesome meals. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your energy levels up and your skin radiant. If you’re running lots of errands or jumping from task to task doing wedding prep, keep a water bottle with you to make it easier to hydrate.
On the nutrition side, opt for meals rich in vitamins, natural oils, fiber and lean proteins. These foods provide the necessary supplements that keep you feeling strong and focused, as well as help your body naturally renew and maintain a natural glow. Avoiding heavy, greasy, or overly sugary foods can also help maintain your energy levels and prevent digestive discomfort.
3. Practice Stress-Relief Techniques
In the days and weeks leading up to your wedding, stress is almost inevitable, but managing it is crucial. Engage in activities that promote relaxation, such as deep-breathing exercises, meditation, or listening to calming music.
Even short sessions of meditation or mindfulness can significantly reduce stress levels. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, try to give yourself just a few minutes to regulate with the technique that feels best to you. Pull out a quick meditation app, step outside for some fresh air, or call a friend to decompress.
4. Allocate Time for Personal Care
As you plan your wedding week schedule, dedicate time for personal care. This could include a spa day, a relaxing massage, or simply an evening at home pampering yourself with an old-fashioned facial mask and some self-grooming.
Just keep in mind that skincare, haircare, and other grooming routines should be gentle and familiar—this is not the time to try out new products or undergo unusual treatments that might cause surprising reactions.
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5. Stay Active
Light exercise is a great way to reduce stress and boost your mood. Instead of intense workouts, focus on gentle activities like walking, stretching, or yoga. (Of course, if you prefer intense exercise, it’s up to you!)
Staying active is a great way to keep your energy levels up, support quality sleep at night, and generally prepare your mind and body for busy days ahead.
6. Set Aside Time for Your Relationship
The week before your wedding is a pivotal time for your relationship. Whenever possible, try to spend quality time together without focusing on wedding logistics. Most couples will have lots of little details to coordinate in the days leading up to the wedding, but it’s important to disconnect from the planning every once in a while.
Being newly-engaged can be time-consuming but make time for a simple date night, share a favorite meal, or whatever else helps you feel connected to your partner. Use this time to remember why you're getting married and cherish your final days of engagement.
Takeaways for Wedding Wellness: How to Prepare for the Big Day
Ultimately, the week leading up to your wedding is a time filled with anticipation and joy, but it also requires a bit of wellness planning. Use these tips to prioritize your mental and physical well-being before the big day—both individually and as a couple. The rest will fall into place beautifully.
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