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Five things every bride-to-be MUST DO before her big day

As imperative is booking the right venue for your wedding, there are other things that are way more indispensable for a bride to be, before the wedding day. With all the chaos that comes with a wedding, we as women often ignore to pay attention to stuff that may hit us later when it’s too late or when things won’t remain the same. Don’t get me wrong; marriage brings immense joy and happiness – but transitioning into it with a fulfilling state of mind will really help you grow into your role with ease. As little as these things may sound, they will only make your transitioning joyful.


  1. Spend valuable time with your parents/ loved ones:

This is something every girl misses in her life after getting married: Spending time with her parents. Of Course you can spend time with your mom & daddy even after you’re married, but believe me it’s just NOT the same. Girls often get over-involved with things that are wedding related as their wedding gets fixed that very few actually pay special attention to their parents. All those moments spent with them growing up are about to switch phases. No more mommy hollers for waking up at 2 PM, no more incoming calls from daddy for not returning home past curfew hours. There isn’t going to be any dinner fights, or any “go do the laundry/dishes” moments. Your parents are now going to be nicer to you and look at you as a grown-up woman who now has a significant other. Their baby girl isn’t the same little girl who needs to be taken care of. No matter how close they live, it’s still not the same. So make sure, you’re not ignoring those two, who you owe so much for bringing you into this world and for taking care of you. Plan special dates with each of them, make a meal for them or surprise them with evening tea/ coffee. Just make sure you spend a good amount of time just chatting, eating, learning from them and sometimes just not doing anything but spending time together. It really is very important and shouldn’t be taken for granted for anything in this world.


  1. Take special care of your emotional and physical health:

As your big day approaches- you get involved with preparations and overwhelm yourselves with clothes, makeup and hair appointments. It can take a toll on your physical and emotional well-being. Marriage can be both physically and emotionally exhausting. Running around shopping for your best shoes, to psyching yourself for married life can be exhilarating. Therefore, make sure you’re balancing your physical and emotional self by:

  1. Staying hydrated: achieve your water goals, girl!
  2. Sign up for a one-month fitness class that can build your stamina. 
  3. Make sure you maintain a healthy diet and save that glow for your big day.
  4. Tune in to stuff that builds you from inside, makes you a better person- this will boost your confidence and promote inner peace.
  5. Be nice to the people around you. Don’t be mean – Sister, we get you are about to experience the most life-changing event of your life, it sure must be overwhelming, but please make peace with people around you, before stepping into the most special day of your life.
  6. Spend at least 30 minutes with yourself. Give yourself some of your time, it’s necessary.
  7. Get 8 hours of NIGHT sleep: The reason I emphasized on NIGHT sleep is coz most of us don’t realize the importance of night sleep. Unless you get your good 8 hours, no makeup can bring that glow. Natural is a winner.


  1. Don’t overindulge yourself in wedding preparations.:

A wedding is the most exciting event of a girl’s life. As decisive as you want to become, it’s always a great idea to excuse yourself and let your friends help you prepare. Let your primary focus be your emotional and physical well-being. Meet and spend time with your favorite cousins, neighbors, and friends. Try not to go overboard for wedding preparation: the simpler the better. Make it easy for yourself and others. Let the focus be on good energy and self-growth. Let your siblings/friends do all the “calling photographers” and booking DJs. You take a deep breath and focus solely on yourself.


  1. Write a post-wedding goal sheet:

It’s not a bad idea to be clear on your post-wedding goals. Together with your significant other, formulate a goal sheet for how you want things to be like. What exactly did you want your married life to look like? From basic things like a typical non-work day to loving and respecting each other-write it all down and share it with your significant other. It’s a great activity to keep a check on things that are important for both of you and at the same time knowing what you want will clear those fuzzy assumption clouds from your imagination. This will make things easier and will help both of you guys in smoothly transitioning into this beautiful new relationship.


  1. Pick the RIGHT makeup artist:

Picking the right makeup artist is more important than picking the best one. To be honest, sometimes if you are confident in doing your own makeup, just don’t stress; go for it; Yes!!! Go ahead and book yourself for your big day rather than splurging on a makeup artist that will take your 8 precious hours of time on the most important day of your life. I understand, it’s the most important day of your life and you want to look the best! But sister, best doesn’t have to be extra. If you focus more on spending time with family-  your day will be so much less stressful and boy, that inner peace is priceless. Makeup is great, don’t get me wrong- in fact, many of you know my love for it, but makeup that changes the way you look completely – try to avoid that, on your wedding day. Try and look the best version of yourself, after all it’s the most important day of your life.

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