Planning the Perfect You: Five Tips to Keep in Mind


You’re already deeply immersed in planning the perfect wedding. Which we all know goes beyond the actual wedding. You’re planning the rehearsal, the rehearsal dinner, the after the reception, the honeymoon. You are literally planning it all. And, even if it was in your budget to hire a wedding planner to help you with all the details, let’s face it, this is your dream, and you’re probably (at least somewhat) micromanaging what you’re literally paying them to do. So, why not try and take a few (hundred) deep breaths and focus on yourself. It is your day, after all, and you want to look and feel your best. So, here are some easy, less stressful ways to get that accomplished, so when your actual wedding day draws near, you’re refreshed and look it too.

1. Skincare

What’s one of the best compliments you can give a woman or receive as one? Most people will say it’s about someone’s skin. How smooth it looks, the perfect complexion, wrinkle-free. Whatever the compliment is centered around when you get a compliment on your skin, it’s like the gates of heaven opened, and you hear the songs of angels. Skin is truly that important. So as soon as you get engaged, kick that skincare routine into overdrive. You’re going to want to go as natural as possible with your products as they won’t irritate or clog your pores like some more processed brands would. Vegan skincare and cruelty-free is not only the ethical way to go, but they have proven to show stunning results. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and your body is your temple, honor it.

2. Sleep like a Baby

You just might end up making a baby on your honeymoon, and then you’ll really wish you’d gotten the sleep. But, even if that’s not within your plans, taking time to prioritize sleep when planning and life leading up to a wedding is hectic, is just what the doctor ordered. Sleep is a time of restoration, and making sure you’re caught up on it keeps your mental and emotional health in top working order. You want to be on your game when it comes to making the critical decisions that your wedding planner runs by you, but seriously, you’re paying them. Let them do their job and lighten your stress levels. Now, go take a beauty nap!

3. Let’s Get Physical, Physical

Let me hear your body talk… Your body talk. Your body is telling you things all the time, and if you are in tune with yourself, you know what you need to do to make yourself look and feel your best. We all dream of fitting into our fantasy wedding dress perfectly; this doesn’t mean you have to work out and diet like a madwoman to get ready for your big day. Your body is already beautiful, but most, if not all, bodies need some fine-tuning. Your body needs physical movement to work its best. Find an activity you enjoy (if it helps lower stress levels, bonus!) and make time to do this activity several times a week. Not only does it have a positive impact on your physical health, it greatly benefits your emotional and mental wellbeing also.

4. Friends and Family Time

The reality is that for many of us when we enter our beginning of marital bliss, we sometimes neglect our friendships and families. Now’s the time to take advantage of the time you still have, not making home depot and grocery store runs with your new spouse. All jokes aside, things change a little when you’re married – mainly for the better. But, sometimes, our social lives suffer a little in the first few months, so take this time to enjoy getting together with your girl and guy friends and creating lifelong memories of the gang before marriage.

5. Connect With Your Partner

The list was primarily about planning the perfect you before your big day, but we can’t end it without acknowledging why we want to be our best. Of course, first and foremost, we want to be the best version of ourselves, for ourselves. But, we also want to enter into the next phase of our lives as the best possible version we can be for our significant others. When we practice self-love and self-betterment, we can show up for the ones we love, and that love us. This sets the foundation for a lasting connection full of happy times even through the curveballs life inevitably throws at us.

So here’s to you and your new life! Cheers!

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