Preparing for your wedding day is a lot of work and planning. You have to make an endless amount of decisions, from the date to the type of floors. Making a guest list and finalizing that list is a tough enough task as is, but add that to the hundreds of other things you have to do to plan the perfect wedding. And of course, you want your wedding to be perfect, which is why so much planning goes into this single day. You want to create the wedding of your dreams.
When you plan your wedding you have to do more than simply figure out the guest list, the menu, the venue, the vendors, the date, the dress, and the wedding party. Wedding planning involves every detail—the flower arrangements, the centerpieces, the type of cake and its design, and you have to plan the honeymoon on top of everything else. For more tips on how to plan your wedding, read our part one and part two wedding planning blogs!
While there is a ton of planning and stress that goes into a wedding, it is still going to be one of the most special days of your life. And that is what you have to remember. In the end, it will all be worth it. All the hectic planning and stressing, leads up to a special day and a wonderful moment that you are sure to remember forever.
One thing that can make your wedding planning easier and less stressful is planning your wedding with Bohemia River Overlook. Our venue and vineyard is great place for an outdoor wedding, with three different wedding locations at our venue and packages that make planning easier. Our venue locations can help you find the perfect place for your wedding, especially for getting the look and feel you want on your big day. Enjoy a rustic and relaxed wedding at our barn location. Plan the fancy and sophisticated fairytale wedding you have always dreamed of at the manor location. Or say “I do” on the beach with our waterfront location.
You can pick the perfect location for your big day and enjoy the benefits of our wedding packages when you plan your wedding with Bohemia River Overlook. We can help you with the setup, give you the list of our favorite vendors, and you will have access to ROUGE Fine Catering, a gourmet caterer in Maryland. Our packages can take a lot of stress off of your plate.
Even though the months of planning may be worth it in the end, you also want to make sure you are taking care of yourself during this time and especially right before your wedding day. Our wedding packages can help reduce the amount of stress you face as your wedding draws closer, but you will still, most likely, be stressed.
We all know that stress is harmful to our bodies, our minds, and our overall health. So, as your wedding day draws closer, it is important that you are allowing yourself to relax, destress, and stay positive. It is easier said than done, we know, but it is also important. You want to enjoy this big day, the day you spent months planning for, as well as the honeymoon.
In this blog, we are going to go over some tips to destress, relax, and enjoy the week leading up to your wedding.
Whether you head to the spa or have a personal spa day at home, a day relaxing and being pampered can help to relieve stress and allow you to clear your mind. Head to the spa and spoil yourself with a spa package. Get a massage, a facial, and a mani-pedi (perfect just before your wedding). Spend a day getting pampered and try as hard as you can not to think about your wedding or anything you have to do for it.
If you choose to do a DIY spa day, you won’t even have to get out of your pjs! Take a nice, hot bath with bubbles and try the bath bomb you have been waiting to test out. Light some candles, put on your favorite slow music, and read a book. Make a DIY face mask, paint your finger and toe nails, and spend the day curled up on the couch with a cozy blanket and your favorite movie on! Whether you do a spa day at home or at the spa, you should be able to relax and destress. Schedule a day to pamper yourself—you won’t regret it.
Hit The Gym
Yes, we know. This does not sound like a fun activity to do to destress, but it can help reduce your stress a lot. Working out releases endorphins, making you feel happier and reducing stress. Exercise can help you feel better physically and emotionally. If you are feeling overwhelmed with wedding plans, go for a run with music. Your mind will begin to wander, allowing you to clear your mind of wedding worries and enjoy a nice run.
Do Something You Love
A spa day might be something you love, but how often do you pamper yourself like that? Do something that you love, something that you generally make time for throughout the week. Can’t think of anything? Think about what you do when you have the house to yourself? Do you binge watch New Girl? Do you read your favorite book? Perhaps you drink a little wine and have a dance party by yourself. Whatever it is, make sure you schedule some time for yourself to do these things. They will help bring you back to your life and stop worrying so much about your wedding. Doing something that you love can help you feel less stressed and help you clear your mind a bit.
Get Some Sleep
Sleeping is important if you want to be healthy and happy. And sleeping well the week before your wedding can make the entire experience much more enjoyable. Make sure you get plenty of deep sleep the week before your wedding (especially the night before). Working out during the day will help you sleep better at night. If you have trouble sleeping, especially with wedding worries on your mind, try some sleeping aids. Drink some night time tea, take some melatonin, or try other sleep aids. Read a book rather than using your phone. It is important to sleep well any day of the year, but you want to be awake and alter on your wedding day, so be sure you get the right amount of sleep. Sleeping well can also help you feel better and reduce stress, so don’t stay up late trying to figure out if you missed any small wedding details.
Write It Down
For some people, writing down their thought and worries can help them clear their minds. Write down your feelings, emotions, what you are thinking, what your worries are, and anything else that you can’t stop thinking about. Write it all down and then try not to think about it anymore. This can help you get it out in the open without having to call your busy friend to vent to her. Don’t bottle up your emotions, you may explode one day and have a breakdown, which is never fun, but especially not before your wedding.
Spend Time With Your Fiance
This is a hectic time full of stress, planning, and running around trying to get everything done in time for your big day. In all the chaos, it is easy to forget the point of it all. Why are you doing all this planning? Why is this so important? The answer is because you found the love of your life and you will be marrying them in a few days. Don’t forget that. Make sure you set aside some time to spend with your fiance. Reconnecting, spending some quality time together, enjoying a night out, and just enjoying each other company can help you to remember what it is all about. Go on a romantic date, and have fun making dinner together and watching a movie. Whatever you do, try to not think about the worrying parts of the wedding and just enjoy the fact that you will be married soon. Talk to each other about your nerves. It will help knowing how nervous each of you are and help calm those nerves. You could even kill two birds with one stone and go to the spa with your fiance! Enjoy a couples massage and spa time, spend time with the love of your life while also being pampered and relaxing.
Relaxing, destressing, and enjoying the week before your wedding can help you to enjoy your wedding even more. Trust us, you won’t be worrying about your bridesmaids shoe choice as you are walking down the aisle, so why worry about that the entire week leading up to the big day? Try these tips, they may just help reduce your stress and help you enjoy the week more.
And don’t forget to let Bohemia River Overlook help with your wedding. Our three locations make our venue perfect for any bride and wedding style. Take a virtual tour to get a taste of what we have to offer and learn more about the manor, the barn, and the beach. You are sure to fall in love with one of these beautiful locations. Be sure to also check out our wedding packages and learn more about what they offer. These packages can help reduce the amount of planning and stress you and your fiancé face. At Bohemia River Overlook, we work hard to help you create your dream wedding. Reduce your wedding stress with these tips and help from our beautiful venue. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a tour!