Summer means sunshine, long days, favorite dresses… and weddings! That’s right; wedding season goes into full swing in the summer months. Some years you may not have just one or two to attend, but what feels like dozens. So, how you can keep wedding season healthy for both your body and mind? Read on to find out…
If you’re the one organizing….
Sometimes, friends and family close to the couple end up having a more frantic day! However, as much as you’re looking after the couple, be sure to look after yourself! If you don’t keep hydrated, you might get a headache. If you don’t eat, you might feel faint. Then you’re no use to anyone, and may even be a burden.
You also need to look after yourself in the run-up to the wedding. The Bride will not be happy if you come down with flu two days before her big day! At least one month before, have a big detox. Replace your morning caffeine kick with honey and lemon in hot water. Start taking vitamins, minerals and supplements. Consider drinking a little Matcha powder each day. Get enough rest. All of these things will make you healthier, and therefore less likely to get poorly. They will also give you far more energy and get you in great shape for your dress or outfit!
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If you’re the Bride…
If you are the Bride, you need to think first of all about your mental health. Stress, in small and manageable quantities, is fine. But too much and you will be hurting yourself, and you can make yourself ill. So, find certain jobs that you can bear to let someone else take control of! Don’t make the invites yourself. Hire a specialist company to make pocketfold wedding invitations or something simple and similar. Don’t try and do the food yourself, hire a company to do it! Hire a wedding planner if organisation isn’t your thing!
On the big day, don’t forget to eat! Ask a bridesmaid to keep an eye on you, and remind you! You’ll have so much going on, it will be pretty easy to forget. Also, be sure to stay hydrated. This is even more important in the summer, as the weather is likely to be hotter. Even if that means a hassle of lifting your dress a few times to use the toilet. But that’s what bridesmaids are for, right?!
If you’re the one attending….
Being a wedding guest sometimes only involves one day’s commitment. At most, there will be another couple of events also. Perhaps a hen party, or engagement party also. However, even at their most, that is only a few days when you’re at the mercy of someone else’s food decisions! Avoid crashing by avoiding the ever-popular sweetie tables you see at many weddings these days. Also, send dietary requirements far in advance. If you are currently maintaining a healthy vegetarian diet, be sure you let them know. Give them lots of notice. Telling them late could cause lots of hassle and may even cost them more money.