Pre-Wedding Self-Care Guide
There are so many logistics to figure out, details to coordinate, and decisions to make when you’re planning a wedding. It’s easy to let the to-do list take over, putting your mental and physical health on the back burner. Whether your engagement lasts 3 months or 2 years, it’s so important to prioritize your well-being leading up to the big day.
Setting aside time for self-care in your everyday routine will help you manage wedding planning stress, keep you healthy, and will even make you a better partner! Taking care of your physical and emotional needs allows you to show up for your partner in a more mindful, intentional way, enhancing communication and strengthening intimacy in your relationship.
We’re sharing a few simple self-care practices to implement while wedding planning to help you feel your best on your wedding day and set your marriage up for success!
Focus on Your Overall Health and Wellness
Simple things like staying hydrated and eating well can have huge impacts on your overall health and the way you feel! Focusing on your diet and incorporating nutrient-dense foods will fuel your body, giving you more energy throughout the day. Clean eating also helps boost your immune system to decrease your chances of getting sick before the wedding.
Upping your water intake throughout the day can help you beat fatigue, feel fuller for longer periods of time, and will keep your skin, hair and nails happy, too!
Don’t Neglect Your Sleep
Sleep is crucial to keeping your mind and body healthy. Establishing a good sleep routine while wedding planning will keep you focused and level-headed to make decisions. Quality sleep can even help fight off anxiety and stress! If you find your mind is racing before bed, try natural sleep remedies like chamomile tea, lavender essential oils, or even try listening to a meditation or sleep podcast to help you wind down.
Make Time To Have Fun
Planning can often feel like a part-time job, so you need to remember to give yourself a break! Set aside specific days or times during the week or on the weekend to think about things other than wedding planning. Making plans with a friend or to do things you love will help you to focus on other things and give you a much-needed break.
Lean on Your Support System
Asking for help can feel hard, but it’s so important to lean on those around you to reassure you you’re not alone in the planning process! Delegate tasks where you can, and don’t be afraid to accept help for small tasks you’d usually take on yourself. Consider investing in a wedding planner to help you tackle details and keep you organized and on budget. Seeing a therapist can also be helpful to give you the tools you need to navigate this busy time and help you feel your best.
Prioritize Planning Down-Time After the Wedding
There’s no better feeling than seeing your hard work pay off on the day of your wedding. What better way to celebrate all of your planning and start married life than with a fun getaway! Taking a honeymoon with your partner will help you to decompress, relax, and bond as you look ahead at your future together. Having dreamy honeymoon destinations in mind while wedding planning will give you something to really look forward to when planning seems overwhelming.
To help make your honeymoon dreams a reality, consider setting up a Honeyfund registry to allow your friends and family to contribute towards your trip!