Lesley Brown shares some of her top tips to help you be a calm and happy bride walking down the aisle on the big day.
The digital switch off
Plan a day in the week or the weekend that you will take a break, switch off your TV, mobile phone and laptop and relax with your fiance or your close friends over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. Switching off from the everyday craziness of planning such a big day is a great way to unwind and relax. Getting outdoors or even a drive will help starting afresh when you resume planning again.
Learning to meditate
Give meditating a go, if you haven’t tried it before a mere 10 minutes will put you at peace and help calm all the stress. There are plenty of apps available that you can refer to learn how to meditate, or you can always choose a yoga class instead. Choose a comfortable place at your home or even outdoors which is not distracting y and also have soothing music to listen to.
Turn off the lights
Spend some quality time together with your fiance in geting romantic, as is proven that sex does help reduce stress levels in the body and will definitely put a smile on your face.
Get yourself pampered
Whether it’s a quick facial, a pedicure or spa weekend with your best friends it does wonders to ease the mind. Melt away with an overnight spa getaway at a scenic location outside the city. There are several spas that offer spa treatments specially designed for the bride-to-be that will get you rejuvenated when you get back.
Communicate with your fiancé
With a 100 things to do on your list you may not find time to communicate with your fiancé, squeezing in the quality time or even planning out the wedding planning activities together such as interacting with the venue staff or even distributing the invites together could get you both to spend time together and not completely disconnect.
Getting some exercise
Going on a run, setting out to the gym or even joining an aerobic class is a workout that will help your body release endorphins keeping you in a positive frame of mind. Make sure that you do not over exert yourself and pick an activity that does not have a high risk to injuries.
Get the journal going
Penning your thoughts to paper will help clear your mind and reduce anxiety. Writing will highlight and clarify what is bothering you and help you better identify and tackle the issues you face. Also reading previous notes on what stressed you out and realising what alternatives you took to solve them will keep you motivated to take on the challenges at hand.
Delegating your responsibilities
Choose between your bridal party or members of your family that you can delegate tasks based on what their strong points are. If you have a bridesmaid that has strong organising skills or even your sister who is a good negotiator will help you a long way in efficiently working with vendors and getting things done faster than you would by yourself.