By Lauren Pardee, Writing Intern for Carrie Ann’s Bridal Magazine
Don’t look over at your agenda! We both know that it is filled to the top with the amount of things you have to do before your big day! Building your dream wedding is the most exciting time of your life, but I hope you did not go into the process thinking it was going to be all bliss. Yes you get to taste delicious cakes, try on extravagant dresses and register for all the gifts you will need when starting your life with your partner, but that is only a small part of the to-do list. Of course you have been working hard and most likely juggling a job and other life duties as well, so you deserve a break. You need to remember to take care of yourself so that when your big day comes you are able to enjoy yourself and be in a state of bliss. Here are some great ways to shed that wedding stress and take a night to yourself!
1. Wine night
There is nothing wrong with sitting down with a glass of your favorite wine and doing what ever you want. Try watching a movie, listening to some music, reading a book, or invite some friends over. Just unwind and have a simple night to yourself. You don’t even need to go out of your way, sometimes it is best to just stay in the comfort of your own house snuggle up and enjoy yourself.
2. Fire Therapy
No matter what season you are in there are always ways to take a load off and de-stress. If its cold, snowing or rainy out set up a bunch of pillows make a fire in your fire place and sip on some hot chocolate or coffee. Breath deep and listen to the fire crackle as you are curled up with your warm beverage. Relax those shoulders and let yourself fall asleep. Don’t feel guilty about a perfect nap, the more rest you get the happier and more productive you will become.
3. Beach Bumb
If it is a beautiful, warm day take a trip to the beach. Not only will a tan make you feel better about your appearance but letting your toes sink into the sand and feeling the ocean breeze on your skin is the best salt air remedy. Don’t have a local beach? Make your own! Lie out in your backyard or a local park!
4. Climbing Your Way
Go for a hike! The endorphins you get while working out will only increase your happiness. This is also a fun way of improving your body and the satisfaction you get when you see the amazing view at the top is worth every second.
5. Full Tummy Full Heart
Ditch the pre-wedding diet for a day. If you know that it won’t throw you off then cook up a big batch of pasta with two forks. Let you and your fiancé chow down on an easy dinner with minimal clean up. Not only is the meal simple but fun. Sharing a bowl of pasta with you special someone gives you time to catch up and share some laughs. Enjoy the carbs!
These activities are so easy it make it inexcusable not to take some time off and catch up on the things you need. The benefits of partaking in these activities make the lost time worth it. Yes you could be scheduling appointments or making a seating chart at the same time but you need to take care of your mental health. Enjoy yourself and rejuvenate your energy so that you can avoid becoming a bridezilla!
And make it even easier on yourself by using our Wedding To-Do List to check off your tasks!