5 Tips To Look and Feel Your Best On Your Wedding Day

    Your big day is just around the corner! You can say farewell to all of those scheduled appointments, long nights of music playlist planning, and stressful last minutes of tying everything together. Now it's time to put your mind to rest and not worry anymore about menu details, floral arrangements, or if your timeline for the following day will be perfect. "How in the world do I do that?" you ask.

    We’ve got five tips to keep you relaxed so you can look and feel your best while saying “I do!” on your wedding day!

    Clean up your diet

    Eat healthy and light the day before (and day of) your wedding. This is important to consider when planning your rehearsal dinner menu. Keep in mind that greasy and salty foods are more likely to cause bloat—and no one wants to be bloated on their wedding day. Stick to fresh foods and minimize carbohydrates, spicy or sweet foods, and heavy dairy items as much as possible! (Post-wedding, you can go back to your regular diet.)

    Opt for water instead of alcohol

    Heavy alcohol intake can make you feel puffy and bloated. And who wants a hangover on their wedding day? Ideally, you’ll want to cut out alcoholic beverages almost two weeks prior to your wedding to feel your best! We know that wedding planning, especially those final weeks, are high stress. If you do need a glass of wine to unwind, be sure to follow it with water. (You know the “every other” rule, right? That’s a good rule of thumb.) Throughout the days before the wedding, make sure you are drinking enough water. When running around stressed, taking care of last minute details, you want to keep hydrated.

    Hit the spa

    This is your time to relax. Enjoy a yoga class, a massage, or a mani and pedi if you haven’t already done so. Before everyone starts showing up for your rehearsal dinner, you’ll want to be refreshed, relaxed, and ready to entertain.

    Write a love note

    Writing a note to the man or woman of your dreams can help you relax from a busy day of last minute details, rehearsal dinner hosting, and the anxiety of everything being perfect tomorrow. This can help remind you what is the most important part of the wedding day and why all the small worries aren’t worth losing sleep over.

    Try to get some sleep

    Set a bedtime and stick to it! It’s best to turn your phone off or silence it when you’re trying to sleep. Scrolling social media or answering last minute text messages and frantic phone calls can wait. Let your MOH or wedding planner handle any last minute questions from guests. To help you sleep, consider a warm bath or shower before crawling into bed.

    Bonus tip: Shine bright

    Don’t forget to shine up your diamond! You’ll want it as sparkly as can be for your big day.

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    Cali Pitchel

    Cali Pitchel is Joy’s Director of Marketing. She lives in San Francisco with her soon-to-be-husband and three houseplants. She was born in Boston, raised in Arizona, is a voracious reader, a lover of the great outdoors, and a photography junkie.

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