The Morning Before: How to Spend Your Last Morning as a Single Woman
Destination weddings are the best — you tie the knot with the love of your life while on vacation with your nearest and dearest. Destination weddings are a lot to handle, however. At least, the logistics are.
First, you have to find the perfect wedding venue. It needs to be both gorgeous and accessible to your guests. Then, you have to book the accommodation, secure transportation, arrange the rehearsal dinner, take care of the day-after brunch and, of course, coordinate how to get your wedding gown to the location.
All the planning and rushing around will be worth it, though, when everything is set and the only thing you are waiting for is the wedding bell to ring. Kick back and relax in the morning before you walk down the aisle.
Take Time for a Little Morning Meditation
Normally, the bride and the groom arrive at the wedding destination days before the big day to iron out all the details and for some last-minute arrangements. But even if you’ve settled everything in terms of logistics, you will still have a lot of things to think about on the morning of your special day.
Give yourself some time to breathe before you panic about things that can go wrong. Find a quiet space for yourself and perform deep breathing exercises. This reduces the pre-wedding jitters you are feeling.
And while you’re at it, consider stretching it out. End your mindful breathing meditation with stretching exercises. Allow your muscles to relax. You will be caught up in the wedding madness as soon as you step out of your hotel room, so you might as well prepare your body for it.
Indulge in Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Pamper yourself before doing your hair and makeup. If you don’t have time for a full body massage (or if you’ve already done that earlier in the week with your spouse-to-be), turn to aromatherapy. You can apply essential oils directly to your skin, add a few drops in the tub, or get a diffuser for the room.
Deep breathing exercises might help you relax but aromatherapy just melts all your stress away. The right smell can release tension and calm your nerves. So, pick your favorite essential oils and indulge in them.
Lavender, ylang ylang, jasmine, and clary sage are great for reducing anxiety. Bergamot, peppermint, and cinnamon are best for stimulating energy.
Don’t Skip the Most Important Meal of the Day
Some brides feel calm the moment they wake up on their wedding day. Most brides, however, feel jittery as soon as they get out of bed. Whether you feel butterflies lightly fluttering in your stomach or last night’s meal coming back up into your mouth, you need to eat breakfast. Stay hydrated, too.
You have a busy day ahead and you need all the energy you can get. So, even if you aren’t hungry (or if you’re so nervous, you feel that you’ll just throw everything back up), hit the breakfast buffet for the most important meal of the day.
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