Planning a wedding can definitely be stressful! During the process, it’s so important to make time for yourself. We hate the word “bridezilla,” but if you don’t focus on your own mental and physical health, it can definitely head in that direction. Whether your wedding is over a year away or two weeks away, make sure to find some time to relax and de-stress.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to unwind:
Plan Ahead and Delegate
“It always seems impossible until it's done.” - Nelson Mandela
It’s so easy to get overwhelmed about planning your big day, but remember, planning ahead, staying organized and asking for help are great ways to share the burden of planning such an extravagant event.
Not only is this a good way to tone up before your big day, but you end the workout feeling accomplished and strong. Frustrated that it’s past your RSVP date and there are still a bunch of guests who haven’t responded? Take out that frustration in a work out. Take a least 30 minutes a day to stop worrying about your invitations, your dress or your center pieces to take care of your body and your mind. We also suggest group classes or working out with a friend. Not only is this a great social activity but will also hold you accountable to go. If you’re in the Goshen area, we highly recommend LOL Health and Fitness and Spacious Heart Yoga.
Who doesn’t feel so much better after a fresh manicure, nice long massage or a glowing facial? If your budget doesn't allow for the extra expense of the professional services, you could do most of the pampering yourself. A nice long bubble bath is so luxurious (and free!), doing your own nails can be a nice distraction from planning and there are plenty of DIY face masks out there that can be made with items from your kitchen. Treating yourself doesn't have to be expensive, but it's so important!
Do something creative
We love a good crafternoon (afternoon of crafts)! You could DIY something that is totally unrelated to the wedding, such as a wreath for your new home together or filter through the thousands of crafts on Pinterest.
You could also invite a few friends over and knock out a wedding DIY that you’ve been meaning to cross off your list. We absolutely love these watercolor table numbers that Bread & Chocolate bride Megan had for her May wedding!