So…you’ve set the date, (eeek!)…you’ve booked the venue, you’ve confirmed the photographer and videographer. You pretty much know the look and feel of the wedding and you are looking forward to trying on all the dresses! So what’s next? What’s missing?

What I’ve found in my experience, as both a Wedding Planner and Bride (five years happily married and counting), is that Brides tend to focus so much energy on the wedding itself and forget about themselves! So I wanted to give a few tips on how to take care of YOU, the Bride, in the lead up to your big day!

It’s time to talk Beauty…

In my experience, I found that regular facials, not only helped my complexion, but were incredibly relaxing, giving you some much needed “me time” ahead of your big day. Starting these at least nine months prior to the wedding is a good idea. This way it gives your skin a real chance to look its healthiest and for any concerns to be addressed. This way, by the time the wedding comes around, your radiant skin will shine through for all to see!

Take note…

For someone who loves stationery as much as I do, I found it really useful to have a notebook by the side of my bed. This way if I ever thought of something in the middle of the night I would write it down and deal with it the following day. Whether it was a question you had for your Planner, or an idea you had for a centrepiece, having a little book beside you meant the idea was noted as soon as it came into your head. Once it was jotted down you could go back to a stress-free sleep. It really is amazing how much your mind goes into overdrive when orchestrating a wedding. A little book like this can help ease any stresses you may have, plus if you’re anything like me, it’s a great excuse to buy (yet another) beautiful notepad and pen! 🙂

Wedding Planning Free Days!

When I was planning my own wedding I made a conscious decision to have wedding-free days, so myself and my husband-to-be could enjoy life outside of the wedding bubble. Whether you’ve employed a Wedding Planner to help oganise your big day, or not, Brides often tell me that so much time is taken up talking about the wedding, that they wish they’d spent more time just enjoying their engagement. It’s great to be excited about planning your big day, it’s such an amazing time, but make sure you have some time off!

Hopefully you’ve found these tips useful. Congratulations on your engagement and I wish you all the very best for your upcoming wedding!