Planning a wedding can be quite a stressful experience, so it’s no wonder why so many people feel the most stressed out on the day when everything is supposed to come together. In one day, you’re about to find out if all those sleepless nights were in vain.
However, no one wants to look like an actual ball of stress in their wedding pictures. This is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, don’t you want to enjoy it a little?
Of course you do! So we’ve gathered a few tips to use on your wedding to help calm your nerves and release a bit of that overwhelming stress.
1.) Dance. Moving to music is one of the best ways of releasing stress. Not only can the right song completely change your state of mind, any form of exercise releases endorphins, which are proven to lighten your mood. No need to break a sweat, just turn on one of your favorite feel good songs and bob your head to the beat.
2.) Get outside. There is something so soothing about just standing up and stepping outside for a moment. It’s called “a breath of fresh air” for a reason, after all. So get away from all those papers, makeup and everything else and step outside for a moment. Spend a few minutes in the backyard or go up to the roof of your apartment building. You’ll be able to regroup in no time.
3.) Lay down for a bit. Take a quick catnap. You might feel like there’s absolutely no way you could sleep on a day like this, but if you have a few extra minutes try and rest for a second. You’ll appreciate how much better you’ll feel after a quick power nap. And the rest of your bridal party probably will too.
4.) Make a list. The main reason brides are so nervous about everything on their big day is because they can’t see what is functioning right in front of them. You may be so flustered you may not realize that you’ve already talked to the caterers about setting up a half hour early. So make a list of everything that needs to be done on this day, then cross off everything that has been completed. Allow others to cross off tasks they have also completed. Seeing things get crossed off that list will help put your mind at ease.
5.) Eat something. This is no time to let your blood sugar drop. You don’t want to faint in front of 250 people, do you? So even if you don’t feel like it, eat a little something. A granola bar, some cheese and crackers or even just a piece of candy will give you the added boost you’ll need to de-stress and regain your footing.
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