Planning and attending a wedding can be stressful, and the bride and groom may be the most stressed of all during the few days leading up to the big day. Taking a “time out” at least 48 hours before the wedding can help to alleviate some of the tension and relieve stress so that the wedding ceremony and other events are more enjoyable. Whether you’re the mother of the bride, bridesmaid or the bride, here are some ideas for reducing stress and relaxing before your wedding day:
Head to the Sauna Before the Wedding Day
Find a hotel or spa in the area that has a sauna and spend some time relaxing in the heat. Saunas will help detoxify the skin and body from inside out, and can help relieve some of that pre-wedding stress. Take a cool shower after the sauna and enjoy some hot tea before bed for the complete relaxation experience.
Spend Time in the Hot Tub Before the Wedding
Relax in a hot tub or Jacuzzi for at least 45 minutes to wind down and relieve stress. A hot tub or Jacuzzi filled with soothing bath salts could be just what you need to calm down after a hectic day. Turn up the heat and enjoy some time soaking your cares away before the big day.
Head to the Day Spa Before the Wedding Day
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, nourishing body treatment, or even a hydrating manicure or pedicure that includes a massage to relieve some stress. Simply getting out of the hotel or family house during the pre-wedding events can be enough to help you relax and recharge. A half-day spa package can help you unwind and keep your mind off the wedding stressors – at least for a few hours.
Relax at the Park Before the Wedding
A healthy dose of fresh air could be all that you need to relax when stress levels run high. Make your way to the local park or gardens for a relaxing stroll in the great outdoors. Take a book or journal with you and settle in at a park bench or picnic blanket for an hour or two. Getting away from the chaos of the wedding events by spending some time in nature can be a great way to refresh your spirit.
Drink Some Soothing Tea the Night Before the Wedding
While it may be tempting to reach for a glass of wine or alcoholic beverage to wind down the night before the wedding, try a healthy alternative so that you can wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. End your day with a cup of chamomile tea so that you can put your mind and body at ease. Alcohol will dehydrate you and can take its toll on your skin and well-being on the day of your wedding.