First of all! Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best for 2015!
My 115th post on the 15.01.2015… And if you know me a little these 2 numbers means a lot for me this year.
Well around here it is all about celebrations… Wedding preparation & healthy living, the two topics I keep talking about these days… Following my two previous posts Healthy Wedding Planning 1 and Healthy Wedding Planning 2, I will now talk about natural beauty, celebration, communication and organisation skills.
3 to 5 months to go
- Healthy skin. Make sure to eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin C, protein or zinc.
- Keep hydrated. Drink plenty of water. If required it will help your body remove any extra biochemical waste and clear your skin for a beautiful glow. Don’t forget to moisturise your skin regularly.
- Natural tanning. Do you want to be tanned for your wedding day? Is it in summer or sunny location? Why not enjoying some free tan in the sun, building up your vitamin D levels and relaxing a little instead of spraying some dodgy chemicals/stains on your body? Exposing your arms, face and décolleté for 15-20 minutes might do the trick. Nevertheless be careful with tanning marks!
- Detox. If you are getting married in order to start a family, a pre natal supplement or clean diet/lifestyle at least 3 to 4 months before conceiving might be recommended. A visit to the dentist might be helpful in order to check your health status as well as nutrition specialist before your big day!
Celebrate your wedding preparation and enjoy
If possible try to have your hens or bucks’ night a few months before the wedding so it doesn’t interfere too much with your health goals. Have fun! You deserve it after all.
Moreover during the wedding preparation, you might fight… a lot… Always keep in mind why you decided to get married in the first place & enjoy the ride!
Improve your communication skills
- Create a wedding blog with the most important information. Make sure to include the link in your invitations. It will save you time and your guests will love to revisit it for the pictures afterwards.
- Allow plenty of time for your save the date cards, invitations and RSVPs
- Talk and express your feelings and ideas
- Argue if necessary but make sure to resolve any conflicts
- Use this time to get close(r)
- Work your differences together
- Listen and learn from each other
Work on your organisation skills
- Delegate whenever you can 😉
- Do not underestimate the work involved
- Find what works the best for you: write To Do Lists, use post-its/apps/reminders on your phone/laptop
- Do not procrastinate. Do a little bit on a regular basis
- Brainstorm with friends and family
- Breathe in. Breathe out. Don’t panic. I know this is insane. Why are we doing this to ourselves?
- Feeling overwhelmed? Go for a run, walk or yoga class. Physical activity will help clear your mind. Scream at the ocean or in a forest if no one is around 😉
- Switch off. Plan some time for yourself and enjoy the company of your partner, family and friends.
For the sake of your own mental health please find below a list of the things you might not want to leave for the last minute:
- $$$. Budget, estimated costs, actual costs, deposits paid, balances due
- Guests. Guest list, invitations, mailing adresses, RSVPs, seating plans, accommodations
- Food, Beverages. Caterer, special meal requirements, cake, running program of the night, drinks
- Deco. Wedding favours, bomboniere, stationery, flowers
- Entertainment. Music, photo, video, dance rehearsals, vows, speeches,
- Ceremony. Meeting with priest/celebrant/minister, religious traditions, rehearsal
- Admin. Notice of intended marriage, annual leaves, translations
- Traveling arrangements. Transportation to the venue, honeymoon, vaccinations, visas, passports, international driver license, currency change, notify your bank that you are going overseas, insect repellant, copies of your traveling documents
- Brides & bridesmaids. Dresses, alterations, fittings, accessories, wedding bands, cleaning your engagement ring, purchase and break your wedding day shoes, spare shoes, lingerie, outfits, makeup, hairdresser, natural treatments, bridal emergency kit, bag for the day after or honeymoon, ….
If you are a visual learner like me, you will find plenty of pretty wedding checklists to assist you. I particularly liked these Diagrams to Plan your Wedding Buzzfeed
If you still want to read about this topic, please visit the following links: