Building Up to the Big Day

Building Up to the Big Day

It doesn’t matter how many functions you have in the lead-up to the big day; it’s your wedding that takes the cake, so to speak. And for whom is this a more momentous occasion than the bride, who has probably been dreaming of this day since she was a young girl? Every bride wants to shine on this grandest of stages, and they all deserve to. That’s why it’s important to maintain a steady health and fitness routine in the lead-up to your wedding. Be sure to check out these pre-bridal hints and hacks to make life a little more pleasant on the day you say ‘I do’.
 
The right diet enhances body, skin and hair. You look and feel your best, so opt for healthy and light foods. Asparagus will help you get rid of the stress and make you feel full. You also need your daily dose of dairy. Milk is high in antioxidants, calcium and protein, and reduces blood pressure and stress spasms.
 
Pre-bridal hints and hacks to make life a little more pleasant 
 
Antioxidant-rich dark chocolate also helps with hair health.
Chamomile tea is a popular relaxant. A couple of teabags can even ensure you get your beauty sleep, anxiety-free. Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks you can have, and it’s great for your scalp and skin. Include bits of ginger in your tea and food to combat indigestion. It’s also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
 
A proper fitness routine tailored to the individual is also required. All pre-wedding fitness plans need long-term planning and hard work, but some of these ideas may benefit you. If you want to achieve positive results, you must stay actively engaged. Maintain a workout diary with dates, reasons and goals for working out. Note down your weight, and the measurements of your chest, waist, hips, thighs and forearms. This will keep you motivated. But don’t obsess; a monthly weigh-in and measurement is sufficient.
 
Pre-wedding fitness plans need long-term planning and hard work 
 
A good mix of cardio and resistance exercises is aerobics, crunches and push-ups.  Muscle weighs more than fat, so you may gain a bit of scale weight. We recommend focusing on getting fit and in shape first, and worrying about losing fat afterwards. Exercise de-stresses and clears the mind of wedding worries. Whether or not your figure needs it, exercise before the big day. Consider getting a professional trainer to guide you every step of the way and keep you motivated.
 
Having the right beautician isn’t enough to get your look down pat, either. Brides have to follow a consistent beauty and wellness regimen. We can’t stress this enough, but you need your eight hours a night. Sleep is vital, and even more so if you exercise.
 
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Don’t be callous with your hair and skin. Ensure they are their healthiest by getting regular trims so that your hair doesn’t look scraggly. And use skin and hair care products that are suited for you. Visit an expert, and do your research before you go shopping. Your shampoo, conditioner and serum should match your hair type. And now’s not the time to experiment with hair or skin care products. The closer you get to your wedding day, the more careful you should be about the chemicals you allow your scalp and skin to be exposed to. Besides, if you aren’t happy with the state of your hair, you can try treatments like keratin therapy. Just be sure you begin the process at least three months before the big day.
 
The skincare essentials are cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising 
 
The skincare essentials are cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising. Though your cleansing ritual might only be once a day, consider doubling it; keeping your skin clean is important. After cleansing, it is important to get rid of dry and dead skin. However, don’t overdo the exfoliating. Last but not least, moisturise well.
 
Oil-free product usually works better, and don’t forget to use sunscreen whether it’s sunny or not. Though most brides opt for facials before their weddings, it’s a tricky thing. You can’t be certain that a facial will work in your favour; sometimes, it’s just not what your skin needs. If you must, choose a facial that you’ve tried before and are happy with.