It's days before your wedding, but you begin to feel OVERWHELMED. You planned everything like the Queen you are. You are tired to say the least. It's ok to say you are ready for it to all be over. I know I said it... you are DONE! But you still have 1 week to go to your big day. So you can't give up just yet. Very few people can handle stress, let alone plan a whole wedding. Below are some helpful tips to make sure you don't go Bridezilla on everyone.
Tip#1 Take A nice Hot Bubble Bath
Taking a hot bath not only releases toxins from your body, but it can also relieve muscle and joint pain. Put some of your favorite bath salts and breath in deeply and let the steam relax you.
Best add ins to your bath water are Lavender, Mint and Eucalyptus.
Tip #2 Do Yoga
I love yoga, because it helps me stay level headed. Being a MUA I stay on my feet for hours at a time. So I need to stretch everyday to make sure my joints don't lock up! Lord I sound OLD,but it's true.
Yoga not only helps with improving flexibility, but it also aids in breathing. The breathing techniques that you will learn while you do yoga will help when your future in laws piss you off! LBVS, you will thank me later. You welcome.
Tip #3 Sleep
You would think this one is obvious, but it's so hard to do. Remember when we were all kids we used to try to stay up for 24 -48 hours. Boy were we crazy back then.
Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, every night of the week leading up to your wedding day. Believe me you dont want grocery bags under your eyes for your big day. So as much as you can try to get a good night's rest.
Tip #4 Eat & Stay Hydrated
The last thing you want on your wedding day is for you to be hungry and thirsty on your wedding day. Make sure you carry small snack on the day of your wedding and if you need someone to do a coffee run... instruct them to do so. Noone wants a h-angry bride. Believe me.
Tip #5 Don't get mad over the little stuff
Something may go wrong at your wedding. Yes, I said it. There is no such thing as the perfect day. As much as you may want to believe there is...there isn't! So when your florist arrives late or your venue forgets to leave the door unlocked. Don't sweat it. Instead take 5 deep breaths and think about your fiance.
Tip #6 Don't forget to enjoy your spouse
Their will be so much going on the day of that you might just forget about your spouse. It's ok, we are human. We can only juggle so many things at once, but try to make sure you make time for your husband to be a few times out of the night.
Pro tip: sneak off and just kiss in the corner, who cares who sees. YOU ARE MARRIED NOW!!!
Tip #7 Don't plan to do too much on your wedding week
I know this one can be hard, because you can have a lot of task to do leading up to your big day. Have a designated person who will handle those last minute task and if you must, get involved..but only if you have to.
Tip #8 Give your phone to your Maid of honor aka MOH
This one can go along with #7, but I know this one needs its own section. On your wedding day you don't need any extra distractions. The only thing you want to focus on is getting beautified for your big day. So hand it over.! Give that precious phone to your MOH she can handle it
Tip #9. Dance
This one may sound weird, but did you know dancing can help relieve a lot of stress. So get silly in those wedding robes and shake what ya mama gave ya.
My favorite songs to dance to when i need a pick me up are:
This is how we do it
Back that thang up
I wanna rock
Rain on me
7 rings....just to name a few.
Having a wedding day playlist that you can play while you get ready for your wedding will put you in good spirits. Thank me later.
Tip #10 Enjoy the little things
You will have those moments during your wedding where you will be overjoyed. Like when you see your Groom walking down the aisle, it will be like you are seeing him for the first time. Maybe your brother is in the military and he surprises you. Those are the memories you dont want to take for granted. Soak it up girl its your day.
Remember it's the little things that count.