It’s no secret that weddings can be stressful for everyone involved, whether you’re a bride or a guest. The second you start planning is the moment you realize how much goes into preparing for a very detailed and complicated event. Especially if you’re dealing with a winter wedding, you need to do some mental and physical preparation to combat the effects of the cold weather and the effects of stress. It’s important that you consider all the elements and cater to your health long before a cold winter wedding.
The winter can be extremely tough on our bodies, specifically on the hair and skin. The lack of sunlight and Vitamin D combined with the bitterly cold winds can dry our hair and skin until it becomes painful. Skin can become cracked or cold sores can form. Hair can get frizzy and experience breakage. If you’re in a winter wedding, the last thing you want is to feel anything less than comfortable with your appearance. To feel confident, keep some moisturizing lotion and valacyclovir on hand in case you have to treat a winter consequence a couple days before the wedding. Find the right moisturizing shampoo for you that keeps your hair healthy and hydrated. Having hair you can work with on the big day and skin that glows in photographs will help you have a positive wedding experience and memories.
One of the best (and perhaps the easiest) things you can do for your bodies is to drink water. During the winter, colds and illnesses are surrounding us via the people around us. Adding more water to your daily intake can boost your immune system which will help you avoid getting a bad cold days before a winter wedding. Drinking water not only will prevent sickness, but it will hydrate your hair and skin giving them a burst of life before the big day. Along with this, being properly hydrated can improve your mood and overall well-being. So keep a bottle of water with you at all times and once you’ve found the appropriate amount of daily water intake for you, set an intake goal to achieve each day.
If you’re a bride and you have a seemingly endless list of things to do before the winter wedding with no time to do them, you may get to a point where you crash. You’re exhausted and overwhelmed which can have bad consequences on your health. The same goes for wedding guests who are busy with work or family and have to get everything for the wedding all around the same time. Having so much to do in so little time on top of other stress-causers outside of the wedding can be exhausting. The best way to handle an excessive amount of errands is to make a list. Write down everything that needs to be done and when they need to be completed. Put them in your calendar and set deadlines for yourself periodically so that you’re not stuck doing multiple things on the same day. Prioritizing and planning out your schedule will keep you from being bombarded before the wedding and will prevent you from burning yourself out.
In the midst of everything that needs to be arranged for the winter wedding day, finding time to relax might not even cross your mind. However, it’s essential that you set time aside in your busy schedule to sit back and unwind despite all the chaos of wedding preparation. When creating your schedule for the day, make sure to arrange everything to be settled before a reasonable time so that you have at least an hour to relax at the end of the day. Even if your day ends earlier than anticipated and you consider trying to get ahead with your extra time, take the time instead to rest. Do some low-intensity workouts, meditate or do some of your favorite hobbies that allow you to clear your mind and recharge at the same time. For an event as important as a wedding, you shouldn’t settle for feeling anything other than energized, happy and confident- so be sure to refuel and recognize your accomplishments at the end of each day.