Congratulations on your impending nuptials! Getting married is a big deal for a lot of people, but it comes with an awful lot of stress. Even though it’s your day and the day for your groom to show his love to you (and vice versa), you know that you want to make a good impression with your wedding day. The thing is, most couples know that the marriage is for them, and the wedding is for the guests. They care about a good meal and all of the bells and whistles while you just want to be married and be together.
Stress is a big part of a wedding, and while a good wedding planner can help, it can help even more to know what you can do to relax before the big day arrives. Having a plan for the wedding is one thing, but having a plan to relax is quite another and just as important. The one thing to remember is that this is your day to go how you want it to go. And with that in mind, here are some of the ways that you are better able to relax before the big day:
- Write down everything you’re anxious about and read them over. Once you’ve got them down on paper, burn the paper and let it go. The scariest thing about your wedding is actually how fast it will be over with and all the worries need to be let go. This is a day for you. If things don’t go to plan, let the wedding planner handle it.
- Run a bubble bath and order yourself a cheeseburger. There is nothing more relaxing than a bath and you’ve likely been on a diet for months: order the burger and just enjoy it! While you do all of this, turn off your phone – but let someone know you’re planning to turn it off so that they don’t panic you’ve done a runner.
- Keep your circle small. You really don’t need a gaggle of bridesmaids and sisters and cousins: take a moment to bring in your inner circle and you will be able to relax entirely in their company. They’re the ones who know you the most!
- Start each day with some slow and steady breathing. You would be surprised with how well breathing slowly can work for you. Meditation is everything when you’re trying to figure out ways to remain calm and steady. A few moments of breathing slowly and deeply into your stomach can make you feel relaxed on the inside.
- Eat well. Everyone will be telling you to eat less to reduce the bloat on your big day but do you know what? Your groom is marrying you because of you. They’ve seen the bloat and all the nitty-gritty, so start your wedding day with a filling breakfast and you can avoid feeling empty and faint!
Take the time to relax before your wedding and you will have the day you always wanted!