Tips To Help You Relax Before Your Wedding Day
By Sara Doerrier
July 27, 2011
Planning your own wedding on top of an already busy schedule is not easy and a lot of us don't have the luxury of working with a full-time wedding planner. So, first breathe, try to stay calm, and know you are not alone. There are many brides just like you, ready to pull their hair out. Here are some helpful tips to alleviate some of the stress before the big day.
Be Organized:When your organization goes, so does your sanity. An unorganized bride is a stressed bride. Stay on top of things. You don't want receipts falling out of your wallet or business cards at the bottom of your bag. This will cripple your process and certainly create a lot more stress than necessary.
Calling your hairstylist in panic just to be turned away would be heartbreaking. Losing a vendor because you called too late would be upsetting. Make sure all the details are smoothed out ahead of time. Remember, you aren't the only one getting married so you need to make sure that makeup artists, hairstylists, vendors and helpers can accommodate you.
This is important. Remember to breathe. This process is overwhelming. Take some time out to meditate. Yes, you may have to fight and bargain with your service providers, but if you breathe and recollect your thoughts, you might be able to tackle it with ease. You can find tons of meditation techniques online.
Yoga is one of the best ways to control your body and mind. Daily practice can improve your overall physical and mental health almost immediately after your first pose. Involve your husband-to-be in the practice; it's a great way to bond. Instead of a booze-filled bachelorette party, think about a yoga retreat. Instead of loading up on the toxins, you are releasing them. You and your wedding party will be relaxed, refreshed and most of all, de-stressed.
If your budget allows, this is perfect for those in need of pampering. A massage or a facial, for some, is a perfect way to relax. Massage will allow you to let go of all that pent up stress you are carrying in your shoulders or lower back. This promotes healthy circulation of blood, which is a necessity for a clearer mind.
Yes, you need to tend to every detail but don't take all the missteps personally. Let some of it roll off your back. You can get a lot more done with a positive attitude. When something knocks you down, try to move on. You will feel better without even realizing it! When you send positive energy, you will get it back. After all, you're getting married!