Brides, there’s a lot of advice out there about planning your wedding. But none of it is as important as the tips that can keep you looking and feeling your best on the big day. When you’re putting together the day-of timeline and to-do list for your wedding, make sure you factor in the bride-approved tips below.
Exercise is a huge stress reliever. When your big day arrives it’s likely you’ll be stressing out about dozens of details. Give yourself a breather and let your mind go somewhere else before it all goes down at the altar. Plan to dedicate a small amount of time that works for your wedding day schedule to get a workout in. Whether you’re having a destination wedding or getting married in your hometown, there’s ample opportunity to workout. Go for a quick run on the beach or head to your health club to spend an hour on the elliptical. Your body and mind will thank you.
There is so much going on the day of the wedding that many brides forget to eat before the ceremony starts, so be sure to eat when you can. Start your day with a light breakfast like toast with a light spread and a cup of fresh fruit. For lunch try your best to eat a bit of protein and veggies. Have ample snacks around like almonds, apples slices or string cheese. When it comes to cocktails, limit yourself to one for every two hours. And to avoid bloat, skip the pre-wedding champagne. Whatever you do, do not avoid eating on your wedding day.
In the days leading up to your nuptials and on the day of you should be drinking plenty of water. Water helps the skin look its best — and not drinking enough can lead to dehydration, which can cause skin to look dull. To stay glowing, aim for at least eight glasses of water per day, this includes your wedding day and the two days leading up to it. You can also add water-rich foods to your diet like watermelon and cucumber to help you reach your hydration goal.
Catch Your ZZZs
Despite having pre-wedding jitters that may keep you up, your sleep is essential. It might be hard to turn off your phone or put away your checklists, but you’ve got to get some shut-eye. Try to avoid pulling an all-nighter or going to bed late. Ample sleep can boost your mood and give you energy, plus experts say that sleep has a direct effect on skin and its anti-aging process; while we sleep, our skin regenerates and repairs itself. This simple tip can ensure you look great in your wedding photos.
Blisters, headaches and that one pesky pimple are just some of the little hiccups that can put a damper on your big day. To feel your best, be sure to put together an emergency kit full of all of the “just in case” items you might need. Some items to consider packing include ibuprofen, Band-Aids, tampons and baby wipes. Having these items on hand will ensure that you’re feeling fresh and at your best before you take the walk down the aisle.