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The Beauty Bible: Looking After Your Well-Being for the Wedding
Happy Friday, gorgeous ones! We’re in a fabulous mood as the realisation hits us that we’re going to be having a lovely and long weekend. Of course, it’s the bank holiday and not only does this mean that it’s time to catch up with friends, perhaps spend time ticking off ‘Wedmin’, or even get wed (congratulations!!) but, bank holidays are also important to spend time relaxing and to take a step back from working life. This brings us to today’s topic which is all about looking after your well-being on the way to your wedding, which for some can be tricky work!
When preparing for your wedding there is one vital thing that rarely gets a mention on the endless to-do list: your mental well-being. Focusing on your mental health and well-being in the lead up to your wedding is the most important thing of all, and it’s easy to get caught up in all of the little details, therefore compromising your own health!
So, bride and groom-to-be, please take a big bright pen, and write in at the top of your checklist: “nurture my beautiful and wonderful self”. From The Wedding Affair to you, here are a few golden points to help you handle the pressure and ensure that your journey to the altar a whole lot smoother:
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If you’re feeling under the weather, stressed or anything else, talk to a trusted and loved person that will value and understand what you’re saying. Bottling your feelings in is the worst way to start married life and could even dampen the glorious days that are ahead of you.
Please, don’t put pressure on yourself if you’re not feeling joyous either. These are tricky emotions you will be experiencing but remember, this is a large life choice and it’s certain to bring you mixed and confusing thoughts. You have nothing to feel guilty about if you’re not feeling content, weddings can be and are stressful and just because you might be feeling this way doesn’t automatically mean you don’t want to marry your soul mate!
Taking care of yourself is the main priority in wedding planning, remember that.
Everyone will be offering you help from left right and centre. Yes, it may seem irritating, but do take them up on their offers – this will relieve some pressure and make you feel like it’s more of a join effort. Remember, you aren’t on your own.
Fitting in planning your wedding with normal life, may just get too much so, delegate responsibilities and your work load will be cut down a huge amount, and remove added stress. If you are wanting a professional to take care of all your wedding duties, why not hire a planner or ask a willing friend to help with coordination.
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Make Time For Yourself
If you’re not feeling inspired with your wedding planning and the myriad of tasks associated with it every waking minute of every day, this is normal. It probably means you need to take a break. Take yourself outside of your environment. Reconnect with your partner and just have some stillness for a while.
Make time for you and your partner to spend quality time together. Remember why you are doing all of this and don’t loose track of each other. Why not book a spa break away over a spare weekend or treat yourself to a pamper session every now and again?
Put wedding planning to the side, switch off your phone, and relax. Alternatively, keep up with a hobby and make time to do what you love. For example, a spot of Yoga will work as a treat and help to improve energy levels through proper breathing and movements.
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It is important to eat a balanced diet throughout your planning.
We all know far too well that when stressed we crave fatty, sugary foods. Remember when you have come down from that icing filled high your body will crash and you will feel even more exhausted and stressed. A healthful snack will give you the right kind of lasting energy to power through.
It is also important to eat on your wedding day! We have heard of many stories where the bride is too nervous to eat on their special day, which is not surprising, However not eating on your wedding day is the worst thing you can do to your nerves.
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Try Not To Compare
Every wedding is unique and special in their own little ways. No two couples are the same, so try not to compare your wedding too much to others. There is no definition of a ‘Perfect’ wedding, so never feel as though you are doing anything wrong by opting for something different.
Take inspiration from blogs, magazines and real weddings, but do remember that they are not you. They are not marrying the person you are marrying. They are not having the same wedding as you. Make sure that your wedding is personal to you two and remember that you can not please everyone, at the end of the day your wedding is about you two and no one else.
In light of this, try cut any negativity out of your wedding and make it about you.
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On The Day…
The last thing you want to be spending your day doing is worrying that something hasn’t happened, or of any problems. By assigning someone to this task then it will remove stress from you. Similarly to the first point, ensure you delegate to give yourself a clear and focused mindset.
Remember to surround yourself with positive people. If there is anyone who is unnecessarily saying things which are going to dampen your mood then don’t talk to them or resolve this before the day.
Enjoy your day, take moments out with your love and be confident in the decisions you have made. Remember, the legal part is the most important aspect of the day, the rest is essentially just pretty gravy.
How did you look after yourselves over the wedding planning process? Are there any tips that you can give to our Bride and Grooms-to-be to help them feel calm and collected before their special day? Do let us know in the comments below this post or pop an email to [email protected] if you’d like to share your own story.
Thank you for taking your time to read and have a wonderful weekend. x
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