When you dream of your wedding day it’s often hard to imagine all of the emotions you will be feeling, excitement, nervousness, anticipation, pure joy, the list goes on and on. So it may be a bit of a surprise when you wake up on your wedding day or even a few days before, feeling stressed out! You’ve done all the work of planning an amazing day with your family and friends so why are you feeling stressed or anxious? There are a number of factors that could be at play here, but after years of helping others plan their weddings and being a bride and a bridesmaid, we have come up with our top tried and true ways practice self-care on your wedding day.
1. Soothing Scents
Whether you want to bring your favorite scented candle or love essential oils and your diffuser, bring a scent that soothes you. The power of smell is a strong one so while your eyes are closed as you get your makeup done, take a deep breath and soak in your favorite blend or lavender scents and think of your significant other waiting for you at the end of the aisle.
2. Pamper Yourself
Starting off the morning with a peaceful massage or a soothing bubble bath can feel like just what the doctor ordered as your heart feels like it’s going to burst! However you enjoy pampering yourself, go for it! I mean it IS your wedding day after all, enjoy every minute of it.
3. Delegate Everything Beforehand
The last thing you want is for people calling you the day of your wedding. So make sure your wedding coordinator has everyone’s contact information as well as your vendors. We love to create a “call anyone but the couple” list to provide to anyone and everyone who may need it that way you can just sit back and enjoy the day without thinking of all the details that can easily begin swirling in your head.
4. Start Your Morning with Something to Eat
Starting your day with a soothing tea like camomile paired with a healthy breakfast will not only be easy on the stomach but will also help settle any butterflies you’re feeling. Often times brides will feel nervous on their wedding day, and might not want to eat, but eating has a significant impact on your mood and we definitely want to avoid feeling hangry, am I right? We recommend avoid fatty or greasy foods that can have an adverse effect so look at things like fresh fruit or yogurt and granola.
5. Relaxing Tunes
Everyone’s definition of relaxing is different, but we recommend making a playlist of your favorite tunes to listen to throughout the day. Whether that be upbeat music to jam to or relaxing instrumental, there’s no wrong answer here as long as you are feeling calm and can unwind.
6. Get Moving!
Whether you love swimming, going for a jog, or have an impromptu dance party, get moving! As Elle Woods would say, “Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy, happy people just don’t shoot their husbands!” So get up and going to get those happy endorphins flowing!
We hope these tips help with self-care on your wedding day and make for happy tears only! So speaking of peace of mind, have you thought about wedding insurance? Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about wedding insurance and why you might need it.