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6 tips to help you reduce stress the week of your wedding

You have put so much time and energy into making sure every detail of your wedding is perfect and organized. With he rush of your wedding day quickly approaching you might have forgotten to take care of yourself, so here are 8 reminders of what you can do to make sure you are well prepared for your wedding and rested so you can fully enjoy your wedding day!

1. Get enough sleep the week leading up to your wedding day.

We often here about how rest is so important to staying healthy, so why treat the week of your wedding any different? Remember that you can’t catch up lack of sleep with one night, so make sure you are going to sleep at a reasonable hour the entire week leading up to your big day! If you are having trouble calming down in the evening, consider using some essential oils, like lavender or chamomile. If that still doesn’t work try Xanax, it’s wonderful. haha!

2. Put down the champagne and pick up the water!

What do they say? 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water per day! It helps keep your energy up, gives your skin a gorgeous glow, and naturally releases built-up toxins in your body. When you dehydrated, your body has to fight both the physical stress and any emotional stress. Make sure keep a water bottle handy and if you have trouble tracking you water intake log it on your phone you can see how much you need to take in that day. Don’t get me wrong, I love champagne but it can quickly dehydrate you, so make sure you are drinking plenty of water and not over undulating in the alcohol.

3. Don’t try any new skincare products.

The week of your wedding is not the time to try out a new beauty routine, such as a new skincare line or mask. If you want to try a new product make sure you try them out at least a month in advance. This way you can see how your skin reacts to the product and you’ll have plenty of time for you skin to balance back out if you have a reaction.

4. Get some exercise!

To quote Elle Woods “Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy, happy people just don't shoot their husbands!” I’m not implying that you’re going to shoot anyone, but exercise is a very effective way to release stress! So before you open the champagne with your bridesmaids, go for a run, take a Zumba or spin class! Not only will you have a great time with your friends, but you’ll have a chance to unwind and clear your mind of any built up stress!

5. Eat plenty of protein!

You’re going to need all the energy you can must up to get you through your wedding week and day! So skip the fast food and sweets and pick up lean protein, healthy carbs, fruits, and veggies. This will prevent your blood sugar from crashing or making you feel jittery, and will help you stay focused. Remember no matter how busy your morning gets, do not skip breakfast! After all it’s is the most important meal of the day! Plus you will need something to counter act the champagne you’ll be drinking the morning of your wedding.

6 Put down your phone.

That might sound really scary giving up the control of your phone but I think it’s one of the most important tips. The morning of your wedding should be as chill and stress free as possible and you shouldn’t be doing any work or coordination on your wedding day. We all have the family member or friend that just doesn’t think about all you’re having to juggle the day or your wedding and someone is bound to call your text you with a very minor issue. So, give your phone to someone you trust, such as a bridesmaid, family member, or your wedding planner, and let them handle any questions that come up. The only thing you should be focused on the day or your wedding day is to feel your best, marring your best friend, be fully present in every moment, and having a blast!

Nina Bashaw is a fine art portrait and wedding photographer serving Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Charlotte, NC Augusta, Ga, Nashville, TN surrounding areas and worldwide destination weddings and elopements.

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