Hello brides-to-be! I’m Alissa, author of The Adored Life where I write about life, style and my curly hair. I’m here to help you celebrate your radiant self.
My face when on Wednesday you're like okay I'm taking Friday off to recharge and you actually do it. 🎉 It's so unlike me to just randomly go with a whim but I like this version of me. Listen to yourself and what your body needs. 💟 Now off to try yoga and go boxing! 🥊 P.S. @tbcwestwichita is having a ladies night and you should come!
Prepping for Your Wedding Day: Self-Care
So you have a ring. And suddenly you have no time for yourself. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
There are a million checklists you are given when you start preparing for your wedding, but there’s one that is missing. Your self-care regime for the wedding planning process. It’s so often that we lose sight of ourselves and what we really need as we take care of wedding guests, vendors and a million other needs.
These ideas are a guide for jump starting your self-care as you prepare for your wedding. Even better, all of these ideas are extremely affordable, nothing costs more than a bottle of wine! I don’t like fussy things that take a lot of work and preparation for when I have hit a wall and need a night to myself.
My guess is that you don’t either when you’re stressed and making so many important decisions!
It’s so important that your self-care celebrates you as you are now, not who you wish you were. Whether you are sweating for the wedding or not, you are where you are today and self-care is a celebration of that and your story.
Honestly I don't even know what to say about what has happened in the last week in the world. don't think I've ever felt as upset about things as I did this weekend. 😢 I decided to just take a mental health day on Saturday and just destroy my wishlist/to do/errand list and have a day alone. I still felt upset about a lot of things but one thing I've learned from @writeslikeagirl is to shut things off and try and really think about how you're feeling and turn everything off just to try and feel like a normal human when you just aren't feeling it. 💥 Also, I definitely recommend buying some cute #floral stationary and an adorable salted caramel chocolate bar. 🍫 Because no day has ever remained bad when you have those things. #balance 👆 💓P.S.FRANKLY YOU ARE THE SHIT 💓 #instadaily #instagood #igers #gglocalgem #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #nothingisordinary #disco #LOVEICT
Four Wedding Self-Care Ideas
Have a Commitment Free Night – Let’s face it, pretty much every day that gets closer to your wedding, you get more and more overloaded. Even when you have free time it’s spend planning, questioning and browsing Pinterest to make sure you made all the right decisions. You deserve one night where you let go of all of that. I love a night of getting Chipotle (YES girl, get that guacamole and chips), telling my friends I’m turning my phone off and watching trash TV. It’s so simple, but it’s an amazing night to tune out all the noise.
Mask, Mask, Mask Baby – I’m sure that you are constantly looking at your skin to make sure there are no flare-ups. However, while you’re stressing about not stressing your skin out, you’re stressing your skin out. One of the ways that I love to ensure my skin is being taken care of is using these 7 day Korean skincare masks that takes your skin from detox slowly to finishing up with radiant, glistening skin. Trust me, I’ve never met someone who didn’t love their results with this $20 set of seven masks.
Girl Put Your Records On – Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on your favorite tunes and wear your most comfy PJs. One of the most stress-relieving things you can do is move your body and hey, no one has said you can’t have a glass of wine in your hand as you dance around and move your body.
Sleep – Sometimes self-care is as simple as getting the right amount of sleep your body needs. It’s so easy in theory, but don’t forget to listen to your body. All the details will eventually get done, you don’t have to stay up till 3 am every night. Treat yourself to a refreshing night of sleep!
While you’re working on that list of to-do’s, don’t forget about taking care of yourself and celebrating you. Doing that consistently will show on your wedding day!
I promise you that your wedding self-care will pay off at the end and you will be grateful for those breaks in the planning.
Thanks, Alissa! For more tips and tricks, head over to The Adored Life.