Preparing for your wedding day can be a rollercoaster. One minute you’re running around to meet with potential vendors and then the next you’re completely redoing your seating chart. It is no secret that planning and preparing for your special day can be stressful, and can feel almost impossible at times. Yet, at the end of the day, all of the details come together for the dream wedding you’ve always been imagining.
With all of the planning and detailing that goes into your wedding, you want to remember it for exactly how beautiful it was! You want to look back at your wedding photos and remember all the romantic, funny, and absolutely perfect details of that day. The only way to do that is to make sure that your health is in tip-top shape to ensure that you look and feel amazing.
The stress of planning a wedding can take a toll on your mental and physical health, and it can become difficult to stay motivated to workout and pursue healthier diet options. As you look back at your wedding pictures, you’ll want to remember feeling your best and hopefully looking your best as well. Here are a few tips to help you get on track for beautiful and unforgettable wedding photos!
Start With Your Diet
Looking your best starts with how you feel on the inside. In order to feel your best, you need to make sure that you are maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet. The most obvious effect of food is on our weight. Finding a personalized diet plan that encourages you to eat foods that help you stay fuller longer and are loaded with nutrients is the key to maintaining a healthy weight. Even if losing weight isn’t something on your radar, you’ll want to make sure your weight doesn’t change too much so that your dress fits perfectly on your big day.
Running from one vendor to the next can get exhausting and leave you dehydrated. Try to carry around a water bottle to drink your recommended daily ounces of water! Dehydration can lead the skin to become more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling. Drink your recommended ounces of water for skin that glows and will look young in your wedding photos.
Get Plenty Of Sleep
Let’s face it, planning for your wedding can be mind-consuming at times! Sometimes you just want to keep working on the details until they are complete so you can move on to the next priority on your checklist. This can involve staying up late or waking up early to work on your wedding before starting your daily routine, but it’s important to understand the value of a good night’s rest and how it can affect your mood and appearance.
The lack of sleep can lead to stress, irritability, and being unable to concentrate, as well as dark circles beneath your eyes. Start implementing a night-time routine that will allow your body to naturally enter the sleeping process. Put your phone away an hour before you go to bed, read a book or turn on one of your favorite television shows to help your body get ready for sleep! Try drinking a glass of herbal tea or lemon water to flush out any remaining toxins from your system. With a consistent night-time routine, your body will fall into a regular sleep pattern that will give you the recommended amount of sleep, leaving you refreshed and ready to take on the next day!
Hit The Gym Or Try A New Workout
Getting ready for your wedding pictures might just be the motivation you need to get back to the gym or try a new workout! Whether it’s your first time thinking about working out or if it’s time to start changing the way you approach your daily fitness routine, you now have a timeline to set goals that are personal and achievable.
It’s important that you set realistic goals that will create healthy habits for you to continue after your wedding date. If you have a particular fitness goal, seek out a personal trainer that can help you achieve that goal! Sharing your goals with others will help keep you motivated as well as keep you accountable. Keep in mind that going through these physical changes typically starts with improving your mindset and sticking to a daily routine. You look your best when you feel your best, so exercise daily, remember to rest, and you will be proud of your progress.
Book A Spa Day
It’s no secret that wedding planning is fun but can also be very draining. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, plan a little getaway from those save the dates and seating charts and book yourself a day at the spa. Loosen some tension through a deep tissue massage or brighten your skin by getting a facial. An anti-aging or brightening facial will leave your skin looking stunning for your wedding photos. Plan this spa day one or two days before your wedding so you look as refreshed and energized as possible! Sometimes it feels good to put the wedding planning down for the day or weekend and just have a moment to yourself for pampering and self-care!
Ask For Help
In the end, remember that you can’t always do everything! Planning your wedding can leave you feeling run down or burnt out, and that can transfer in your wedding photos if you aren’t careful. Reach out to members of your wedding party as well as family to help you complete tasks on your to-do list.
Also, don’t be afraid to lean on wedding specialists at your venue to help you plan some of the smaller details! Meet with the staff of your venue before your wedding to go over all of the details you have been imagining. Your wedding venue will be the background of your wedding photos so look at your venue’s photo gallery to get an idea of how your photos will look! If you have any questions or particular ideas, talk this over with their trained staff and see what options are possible!
The details of your wedding will come together just the way you imagine it. Staying on track with your diet and fitness, as well as remembering to take a moment for self-care is a foolproof way to make sure you look and feel your best. Let your smile on your wedding day be your happiest and look back on your wedding pictures knowing you felt the most beautiful!