On a scale from 1 to 10, the stress related to wedding preps and planning is likely to rank right on top of the range. In fact, most brides are quick to admit that 10 doesn’t come near the pressure they feel. Whether you are feeling close to 100 or a million – in stress level –, there’s no denying that if you are going to enjoy your bid day, you need to learn to relax. Nobody wants to feel rushed until the very last minute. Instead, take the time to unwind. Forget about planning. There’s no point in getting everything perfectly organized if you walk down the aisle looking tired, stressed out, and anxious. Make time for yourself and your loved ones ahead of your wedding day.
Spend time with your family to unwind
It doesn’t matter how many bridesmaids you’ve enrolled for the day. Your most supportive fan and ally during the preparations is your mother. Indeed, your mom is going to be there for you through every single step and ready to jump in and help as soon as you call. Spending some quality time with her – why not plan a cozy evening between girls? – can help you to relativize on some of your planning issues. Your mom has probably plenty of stories of things that went wrong during the wedding party. But watching her laugh about it can be a lesson in wisdom and peace of mind. Arrange for some pampering products, a beautiful Mother of the Bride robe and Bride robe, and you’re ready for an evening of chat and laugh. Your family is your anchor during this stressful time!
Plan some days on location before everyone else
Picking the best possible location for your wedding reception is a decision that needs to happen at the beginning of your planning journey. A lot of brides-to-be need to consider the logistics, the type of reception, and the overall costs for themselves and their guests. In other words, the choice of a location is a tricky decision. Therefore, it’s a pity to spend only a few hours in a place that has taken so long to plan. Come a few days earlier, enjoy the magic of the location and get to know its secrets and hidden spots ahead of the reception.
Leave plenty of time for your favors
Craft hobbies are not only beautifully creative, but they also help you to relax. You can dedicate time in the weeks before the reception to prepare some DIY favors for your guests. Not only are you going to save a ton of money, but you are also doing something good for your mood.
Book a spa weekend to cleanse your mind and body
Last but not least, you and your darling have a lot to prepare before the big day. But don’t let the tight schedule come in between you. Book a pre-wedding vacation in a relaxing location, such as a spa, where you can both indulge in a soothing massage with a glass of bubbly. Use the time to reconnect. You need that “us” time for your couple.
You can’t avoid the stress of the wedding preps. However, you can make sure that you leave yourself plenty of time to relax ahead of your big day. From spending an evening chatting with your mom to enjoying some old-fashioned DIY projects to make your favors, there are many tips for brides to stay cool-headed.