De-stressing for the bride and groom

De-stressing for the bride and groom


Wedding jitters getting you antsy? Here’s how you can de-stress before your big day.

Get a nice relaxing massage: Just hearing the word “massage” conjures up images of a cool, refreshing spa in the middle of the woods, as an experienced massage therapist uses slow smooth strokes to help you relax while you just lounge about drinking herbal tea. Yes, the thought itself is enough to make you relax, but why not go out and get a real massage instead. If the woods are a long shot, just hop on over to the nearest five-star that offers spa services and let their attendants indulge you.

Retail therapy: If you are stressed, overworked, having a bad day with nothing going your way, or just in need of a pick me up, simply head to the nearest shopping centre or mall or whatever’s nearest and the most convenient for some retail therapy. Just find something that you’ve always wanted, but never had time to go looking for, or pick up that pair of shoes or earrings on an impulse. Nothing can improve your mood faster than that smart bargain or a luxury buy.

Fine dine: From simple, healthy, home cooking to a nice extravagant dinner at your favourite restaurant, good food has been known to boost your mood like nothing else. Plus it gives you a chance to just put up your feet, sit down and relax for a while. Open a bottle of wine while you are at it. And don’t forget that decadent desert.

Get a good night’s rest: This is the most important tip of all. Sleep deprivation increases the production of a stress hormone called cortisol. So it is imperative to get a good night’s rest if you want to look your glowing best. Not just in the days leading up to your wedding, but during the weeks and months leading up to it as well. It’s called a beauty rest for a reason, so just listen you the experts and get seven to nine hours sleep every night.

No one said that organising a wedding wasn’t a lot (and I mean lohhhttt) of work. That’s why (especially if you have the money) it’s best to leave it in the hands of a good and capable wedding planner. Peace of mind, after all, is the best de-stressor of all. With your wedding planner doing all the hard work, you can just sit back, relax and focus on enjoying your big day and reveling in all the attention and compliments you receive.

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