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6 Tips to Help You Feel Wedding-Ready in a Snap

When the big day finally arrives, will you be ready? You might have everything lined up perfectly, such as the food and venue, but you never know how you yourself are going to feel when your wedding day arrives.

To help you avoid any unexpected surprises, here are 10 tips to help you feel ready, no matter what you might face.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The last thing you want or need is to feel sleepy on your wedding day! Not only will you feel tired when you have so much going on, but it can also affect your appearance, and no one wants that.

You want to get at least seven or eight hours of sleep the night before your wedding, including the nights leading up to the big day.

Drink Plenty of Water

When you wake up on the morning of your wedding day, drink a nice warm cup of water that’s been infused with the juice of one lemon, and add a pinch of ginger if you prefer. That can help both stoke your energy and improve your digestion.

You should continue sipping water throughout the day to help sustain your energy and to also prevent you from drinking too much later on.

Don’t Eat Sugar or Starches

That morning, you should also avoid eating any sugary or starchy foods, such as donuts or bagels. This can spike your blood sugar, leading to an energy crash later on. You should instead aim for fruit and a breakfast that includes veggies and a lean protein.

Get a Little Exercise

Schedule in time for at least 20 minutes of exercise the morning of your wedding before you start having your hair and makeup done. This can help give you a beautiful glow! Those 20 minutes can include something simple, such as doing a little yoga or going for a brisk walk.

Use Essential Oils or Scents

You should make use of essential oils by placing a drop on your wrists, or using a perfume that has a scent that will specifically help you throughout your day. For example, the smell of lavender can help you relax, while the smell of peppermint can help you feel more energized.

Take a Break

Your wedding day can be more overwhelming than you might expect, so keep in mind that it’s perfectly okay to take a break or to ask someone for help. You don’t need to shoulder all of the responsibilities yourself. If you feel the need to escape to a place of quiet for a few minutes, that’s okay!

In fact, you can even appoint someone to pay attention to whether you seem to need a break or not, to quickly whisk you away to a quiet area, or to remind you to take a sip of water or to eat a quick snack.

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