Getting married is not a joke. It is the most important decision you will ever make! Imagine: you are going to spend the rest of your life with a partner chosen by you (or your parents). On many levels, marriage is a scary thought. It is a big commitment indeed!
But if you play your cards right and strive to adjust with the new people in your life, then marriage is as magical as it can be! But you can experience that only after the wedding and the honeymoon are over. What happens before that? How are your nerves before you actually tie the knot?
That is what matters – at least right now! Getting jittery, cranky or stressed before the D-day is common. But that doesn’t mean you don’t do anything about it. There are a bunch of things that can be done but one often forgets due to the wedding frenzy.
1. Make a to-do list
If you have never been a planner but take pride in it – now is the time to change. Prepare a list of things you have to accomplish before the big day. No matter how small or unimportant the task may seem – put it down on a piece of paper.
And every time you finish doing something – strike it off. Keep a tab on things that are pending and schedule them accordingly. This way, you will not stress about not finishing your chores on time.
Most brides don’t eat because they want to look their best in their wedding trousseau. Most grooms forget to eat because they are busy either running around getting their things in place or hanging out and drinking with friends.
If you want to glow and look healthy on your wedding day, then you should eat properly. And by properly we don’t mean, stuffing yourself with food – but consuming energy foods that will give you the strength to carry on with the preparations.
3. Do some light exercises
Whether you are going for a walk, meditating or doing light cardio exercises – it is important you give your body 30 minutes regularly. Burn some calories. Let off some steam. Perspire. If you want to relax your mind and calm your nerves, then there’s nothing better than exercising!
If possible, exercise with your family. Come on, planning and executing a wedding is a stressful process that requires the efforts of the entire family. By exercising, everyone can de-stress together!
4. Plan a weekend getaway with family
Another thing you can do with the family is plan an impromptu trip with them. Head to a nearby holiday destination for 2-3 days. Make and follow one rule: no one will talk about marriage plans. This is the last time you will ever be with your family for a long time.
Make the most of the alone time you get with them during this trip. Do some local sightseeing, eat good food and even exercise. The key is to return stronger and more relaxed as a family!
5. Relax within your comfort zone
Most to-be-brides and grooms stress about not being able to relax by doing things such as visiting the spa or meditating. The truth is you don’t have to step out of your comfort zone and relax through new ways.
That is not what the point of relaxing is. Do whatever you usually do to de-stress and take it easy. Go out with friends for coffee or drinks, indulge in retail therapy or just take a nap. You should feel at peace after taking some time off, not stressed about “having done this and not having done that”.
Focus on what’s really important
Yes! You are getting married. You are not supposed to freak out on every stage of planning or have a tiff with your parents or worse – to-be-spouse every now and then. It’s a happy occasion. Keep your spirits high and smile more often!
Your relatives, cousins and friends also join you for this wondrous event. Mix with them and make them feel a part of the celebrations. Take it on yourself to spread happiness without getting cranky.
Try to kick back and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime function. After all, it is all about you!