Whether you’re getting married in a month or in a year, it pays to be prepared. Considering that, there are a few things every bride should know before their wedding day. Here’s what you need to know.
Self-Care Is Essential
You’re already spending a lot of time and money on your wedding. In fact, the cost of a wedding reception on average was $13,106 in 2012 alone. It’s a stressful experience, to say the least. That’s why you absolutely can’t skip out on self-care before your wedding. Self-care is more than treating yourself to ice cream every now and again, too. If your stress is overwhelming you, it could be time to talk to a therapist to care for your mental health. Self-care is making sure you eat three square meals every day. It’s making sure you take time to enjoy your life. It’s setting boundaries with people who may want to take control of your special day. Most importantly, self-care is making sure that at the end of the day, you feel fulfilled and rested.
Have Your Engagement Ring Cleaned Before the Wedding
Every bride wants to be the belle of the ball on their wedding day, and for good reason! It’s your day to shine and celebrate your relationship with your partner. Unfortunately, it can be easy to forget to care for the most important accessory you’ll wear that day: your engagement ring. Diamonds may be a 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to dirt, dust, and grime. If there’s one thing every bride should know before their wedding day, it’s that engagement rings must be cleaned beforehand! Of course, it’s not desirable to have your ring cleaned too far in advance. At most, having your ring cleaned about a week before your big day should suffice. That way, you can make sure it’s shining bright come time for you to walk down the aisle.
Set a Beautification Schedule
When it comes to beautification before your wedding day, it’s preferable to do as much as possible well before your big day. Waxing, for example, should be performed at least 48 hours before your wedding to minimize redness and swelling. Considering that professional waxing services were used by 6.97 million people more than four times in the span of six months, you might have already been familiar with this one. But setting a schedule for when you’ll get your hair colored, when you need that sunkissed spray tan, and even when you’ll get your nails done, is absolutely essential. Make sure you’re communicating with your vendors, especially your hair, makeup, and nail artists, so that everything looks the way you want it to on your wedding day.
There’s a lot to do before your wedding day. As long as you have these tips handy, you should be good to go. Enjoy your big day!