What not to do during the week of your wedding

There will always be last minute things to tick on your wedding checklist, as you probably know if you’ve gotten through the list like a professional in the week before the ceremony. There are, however, a few things you really shouldn’t attempt in the week leading up to your wedding.

Here are a few ideas of what not to do during the week of your wedding that’ll lower your stress levels

Changing your hair style

If you’ve decided you want to do something different with your hair for the wedding, make sure you do it with enough time to spare to fix anything that could go wrong.  This includes trying out new hair care products and definitely applies to dying your hair.

Trying out new skin care products

The very last thing you want is to walk down the aisle with a rash or other side effects from using new skin care products. Stick to what you know and what makes you feel great already.

Also, if you’ve decided to have a chemical peel or microdermabrasion, don’t do it in the week leading up to the wedding!  This is the one day when you deserve to look like a truly glowing, beautiful bride and not one that’s been through the ringer.

Trying a new workout

Trying something completely new in your workout routine could lead to things like strain, sprain or sheer discomfort on the one day that you could really do without any added stress.

Imagine standing for hours chatting to guests with pain searing up your legs, or doing it with your wrist sprained.  This will no doubt feel like a new form of physical punishment when you least need it.

Trying to get a tan

No matter how much you’d like to add a tan to your glow on your wedding day, don’t go there! Leave that tan for the honeymoon rather than feeling and looking like a lobster as you say your vows.

And whatever you do, make sure you’ve coated yourself with sunscreen if you do spend any time in the sun.

Drinking your stress away

As tempting as a few or more glasses of bubbly or your favourite wine may be to ease the stress, don’t do it! Alcohol won’t only dehydrate you, it’ll also have a negative impact on the glowing skin you’d like to sport on your wedding day.

Not getting enough sleep

No matter how many last minute things you may still be checking off your list, get enough sleep! Sleep is an essential ingredient to look and feel good when the big day arrives. No doubt you’d prefer not to walk down the aisle with dark circles under your eyes!

Don’t overdo caffeine shots

Caffeine can make your already jittery nerves a whole lot worse and it’ll dehydrate your skin like alcohol does.  Be kind to yourself and stick to a very light caffeine intake in the week leading up to the celebrations.

Sweating the small stuff

Once the wedding is over you’ll think back on the small stuff that caused you so much stress and realise that it’s the fact that you’ve married your Prince Charming that matters most, and not the random small things that may have hiccupped before and after the ceremony!

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