Every bride goes through some kind of breakdown before her big day. That’s normal. Even the most prepared brides worry about a million things, including the days leading to her wedding. You’ve probably heard this a million times, too. But this remains to be the truest advice given to any bride: Relax and don’t miss out on the moment because you’re too busy worrying.
Your environment can be your source of calm and relaxation. Lucky are the brides who have managed to snag a country wedding venue in Minnesota or in another state. Country weddings are generously beautiful with calming greens and picturesque mountaintops. Take comfort in your surroundings, and make sure to draw energy from people you trust. It can have a calming effect on you.
Have an Early Night
Go to bed early the night before the wedding. Excitement and stress will make falling asleep harder than usual. You have to give yourself about an hour or two before drifting off. The good news is that merely lying on your back and not doing anything is calming for you. Try not to make a mental review of every single item on your checklist. You’re hours away from saying “I do” to your partner. Take comfort in the knowledge that soon, you’ll be a wife.
Take Care of Your Skin
Stick to a skincare routine that you are familiar with. Never try out a new product days or weeks before the big day. You never know when an allergy might crop up. Given the fact that you’re already stressed out because of the wedding, allergies that have not existed previously might just decide to appear all over your body. Go to your dermatologist and ask for professional advice on how to make your skin glow during your wedding day.
Meditate and Exercise
If you have a morning routine of meditation and going to the gym, don’t forego it for the wedding day. A nice meditation and about 30 minutes on the treadmill will give you a good boost of energy. Your skin will look brighter because of the hormones released by your body when you exercise. As for meditation, the calming effect of yoga should be enough to get you through such an eventful day.
Do Not Forget to Eat
Too many brides skip breakfast because they are too anxious and their nerves are all fried. The problem with this is that you might end up feeling nauseous in the middle of the ceremony. When you’re already in your wedding gown, you may find it extra hard to grab a bite.
Get a massage. Take a long and luxurious bath. Whatever you want to do, make sure that you give yourself time for some pampering. Take this moment to breathe in and just let everything flow naturally. You’ve done all you can to make this a successful event. You just have to trust the people you hired, as well as your friends and families, to execute the plan to success.
Weddings have a reputation for being stressful events for the hosts (the couple), but they need not be. Even if things go awfully wrong, remember that this is about the two of you making a vow to stay together in front of the people you love and who love you the best. There is nothing more worth celebrating than that.