Your big day is coming up, and you want to look your best. Yet, brides-to-be are often as anxious as they are excited about their wedding day - they want everything to run smoothly, stressing over the nitty-gritties weeks or even months leading up to the ceremony. Amongst all that hard work and preparation, it’s easy to tire yourself out without realising that the most important thing is being put at stake - your health! Stress can drastically affect your physical and mental health, and you do not want to let it ruin this very special occasion. Well fret not, here are some tips for you to look and feel your best on your wedding day!
3 months before the big day: Daily morning workout
Not only does exercise get you in shape, it also keeps you energised and focused. With all that pre-wedding brainstorming you have to do, keeping fit is unquestionably a must. We suggest dedicating an hour each morning to exercise. If you are an extremely busy person, try to get at least the minimal 30 minutes of workout per day.
What you should aim to achieve every morning:
30 minutes of aerobic exercise - Join a zumba class, have a swim, or take a jog around your neighbourhood. Getting your fill of cardio is essential in keeping the large and most important muscles in your body active, and maintaining your overall fitness. You may even find this hour of body-maintenance therapeutic amongst a day of being cooped up in the office and having long meetings with your wedding planner, so get your heart pumping and sweat it out!
30 minutes of target-area exercise - for starters, it may be a good idea to begin with a set of ten crunches, squats, and push-ups. These are the three major areas you want to work on. As you get into the swing of it, you may then build up at your own pace.
Personal training may appeal to those that are looking to achieve results in specific areas or require an in-depth analysis of their health and fitness. One hour personal training sessions are ideal if you wish to maximise results within a short time frame as the expertise of your trainer will tremendously aid in achieving personal goals.
1 month before the big day: Mid-week bubble bath
Do not underestimate the healing power of a bubble bath - a nice warm soak can go a long way in helping you de-stress! A lot of us are guilty of having one of those gifted bath bombs or packet of bath salt lying somewhere in the house, probably a souvenir someone got you during their holiday to an exotic island quite sometime ago. You know what? Take it out and put it to good use! If your big day is just a month away, there is no harm indulging a little by treating yourself to weekly bubble baths. Long, scented baths can really aid in winding down and relaxing after a tedious day in the office. Here are 3 great benefits of bubble-baths that will make you want to have one right away:
A warm bath raises the temperature of the body and soothes it, encouraging the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural release of happy signals, so they help calm a distraught mind. You may even find yourself dozing off in the bathtub! For our brides-to-be experiencing sleepless nights, try this and you may be surprised by how effective it is in getting things off your mind.
Improved immunity and pain relief
If you are prone to catching colds, inhaling the steam from warm bubble baths can temporarily relieve cold symptoms, allowing you to rest well without the sniffles at the end of the day. Chronic pain and muscle aches are also eased by using bath salts, which help reduce inflammation and swelling.
We’ve all heard of the amazing things aromatherapy can do for us - there’s no doubt that essential oils have great healing properties on the mind and soul. We can improve brain function stimulation by using essential oils such as tea tree, sage and bergamot in our bubble baths.
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The Big Day
The day you have been waiting for is finally here - you have worked head over heels for this, and have gone through lists over and over again to make sure every guest is taken care of. But today is all about you and your groom, and you want to look flawless. All eyes are going to be on you! You have found the perfect gown, and all you need now is the right makeup and hair to transform into a goddess. Makeup can change your look dramatically, so it is essential that you find a makeup artist that knows exactly what colours and styles complement your features. Or, if you are going for a specific look on your wedding day, be sure to do your research on makeup artists and their areas of specialisation - get hold of the makeup artist that you know will nail the look you have in mind.
If you are not one to doll up on a regular basis and know little about makeup or what looks suit you, it might be a good idea to consult a makeup expert with plenty of experience working with diverse styles. Get recommendations from friends or trusted experts. Be it a simple and elegant or sexy and dramatic look you are going for, you want to be hapy with the look you choose, so go with a makeup artist who you are comfortable with and ‘gets’ you.
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