8 Tips You Can Feel Calm Before Your Wedding
You’re finally getting married! That’s exciting, and you should be feeling excited. However, if the term “joyous celebration of love and affection” makes you cringe a little bit, that doesn’t mean that your wedding day has to be a stressful disaster. If you want your wedding day to go smoothly (and let's face it—who doesn't?), here are eight tips for creating a timeline:
Planning ahead is one of the most important things you can do. When it comes to planning a wedding, this means everything from booking your honeymoon to making sure that your dress fits perfectly.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the things that need to be done, but if you can focus on one thing at a time and take care of it as quickly as possible, it will make everything else much easier.
You should also consider hiring professionals who know what they are doing and won’t let you down at an important moment (like when your cake doesn't taste good). If there's something specific that needs help with - like finding caterers or photographers - then find someone who specializes in what needs doing!
Get Enough Sleep
Most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep every night. If you're getting less than that, it's time to make some changes. Take a look at your habits before bed and see where improvements can be made. Are you drinking coffee or tea in the evening? Do you watch TV in bed? These are both things that keep your brain active, preventing good quality sleep from occurring.
When we think about sleeping well on our wedding night, we often focus on getting enough rest without realizing that quality matters too! If all day long we've been worrying about what might happen during our ceremony or reception (and whether or not our guests will have a good time), this stress can carry over into how well we sleep at night—which isn't conducive to having sweet dreams! But if you're able to disconnect from work-related thoughts, the day's concerns will dissipate into nothingness once they leave your mind and body behind as soon as they fall asleep.
Boost Your Mood With Exercise
While it's a good idea to take some time for yourself before your wedding, it can also be helpful to focus on self-care. A great way to do this is with exercise. All you need is about 20-30 minutes per day, and it will make a big difference in your mood and energy levels. Exercise releases endorphins—the "happy hormones" that give you that feel-good buzz—so even if you aren't feeling 100% elated at the moment, exercising will help make you feel better overall. Besides just boosting your mood though, research has shown that regular exercise helps people sleep better too! You don't have to start going to the gym every day or getting into competitive sports; simply taking a walk around the block or doing yoga poses in front of the TV are both simple ways to get moving.
Eat More Fruits And Vegetables
Before you even get married, you will likely be under a lot of stress. This can only increase once the big day arrives, especially if it's your first time planning a wedding. To stay calm and relaxed before getting married, make sure that you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables throughout the day.
Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that help you manage stress, including potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C. They're also full of fiber and water—both key components when it comes to feeling good about yourself during stressful situations like weddings!
Avoid caffeine. If you're used to a daily cup of coffee or tea, try going without for the week leading up to your wedding—it may help reduce anxiety.
Drink more water, instead of alcohol. Alcohol can cause dehydration and disrupt sleep patterns, which can lead to increased stress on your big day. Try drinking water instead—it'll keep your head clear and prevent any embarrassing situations from happening!
Talk to a doctor if you need help dealing with anxiety before or during the wedding planning process. If this is something that's been bothering you for a while now and isn't going away just by taking these steps above, then it might be time for a professional medical intervention!
Say No To Wedding Drama
You want to avoid as many arguments with your wedding party as possible. It's not worth it! You are going to run out of time and energy before the big day, so if you're not going to resolve a conflict, don't waste your time and energy on it. Keep in mind that people are going to say and do things that you don't agree with, but that doesn't mean that you have to engage in a big argument over them. Don't take their opinion personally; just smile, nod politely, and move on with your life!
While it may seem like procrastination is a good idea, it's actually the fastest way to get yourself stressed out before your wedding. If you leave everything until the last minute, there are likely going to be stressful situations where things don't work out as planned. Also, there's always the chance that something might fall through at the last minute and then no one will be able to do anything about it.
The worst thing you can do is put off planning tasks until it's too late. This can lead to stress and anxiety as well as delays in getting important tasks done in time for your big day. So if there's something on your list of things to do that seems impossible or overwhelming at first glance—say no! Or delegate! You don't have time for this when all eyes are watching (and judging) every move made during prepping for the ceremony itself...
Stress during the wedding can affect your health.
Stress can cause headaches, and panic attacks and even lead to depression. It can also make you feel exhausted and it may be difficult to concentrate on anything. Stress can affect your sleep and change your eating habits.
Stress during the wedding can affect your health in many ways. It is important that you learn how to calm down before the big day so that stress does not get in the way of having a beautiful wedding day full of love and happiness with your partner.