Getting married is an exciting time for couples, but the pressure from the wedding planning process can overshadow that excitement at times. To revive the joy and decrease stress throughout this process, it’s important for you and your soon-to-be spouse to make time to pamper and take care of yourselves. Here are essential ideas for all couples preparing to look and feel their best for their wedding day, and how you can bond in the process!
- Skincare Regimen
Preparing for your wedding also means preparing your skin for the big day. No one wants to have breakouts or dull-looking skin on one of the most romantic days of their lives. Nailing down a skincare regimen that works for you roughly six months before the wedding is ideal in order to test out new products and avoid ones that could react negatively with your skin before it’s too close to your wedding. A healthy skin care regimen includes finding products that work for your particular skin, like a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, face mask, and even acne treatment if you feel you need it. If you and your partner encourage one another to stick to a good skin care routine, you both will be glowing from the inside out by the time you get married.
To make your skin preparation more intimate, one idea to consider is to get facials together.. Sign up for a couple’s facial before the wedding every six weeks or so, and then schedule one about two weeks before your actual wedding day. This will give you both some time to relax and unwind together all while helping get your skin on the right track.
Getting into shape for your wedding can make you not only look your best, but also help relieve extra stress and tension revolving around the wedding. Exercise offers a variety of ways to get your mind off the planning and can give you more energy and help you sleep better as well. You can sign up for different workout classes by yourself, or join a class together as a way to keep each other motivated and have fun. Classes like boot camp or yoga are great ideas to consider when getting in shape.
An entertaining way to stay active is to sign up for dance lessons! You both can benefit from dance lessons as a way to practice for your first dance at your wedding, on top of just exercising. This will give you both some time to bond, laugh, and relieve stress. Even if dancing isn’t “your thing,” there are so many other exercise ideas for couples that you can choose from!
Don’t skimp on pampering yourselves for your big day! Treat yourselves to pedicures and manicures together right before the wedding or periodically leading up to the wedding. A couple’s massage is another great idea to ignite some spark and relieve any tension. There are so many benefits of getting a massage that it could even be a great idea to schedule one the morning of your wedding so you can start your wedding day relaxed, refreshed, and ready to celebrate.
You can also pamper yourselves by doing hair masks to make your hair healthy and shiny, in addition to investing in a good shampoo and conditioner. No matter who you are, we all feel extra confident when our hair looks good; so your big day should also be a good hair day! Not to mention some proper TLC for your locks before the big day will ensure your hair looks great in your wedding day photos. There are endless ways to pamper yourselves, so make time to do whatever you feel works for you and that you can your partner can enjoy together!