A few years ago MrA and I got married in front of a 100 of our dearest and nearest. As a marketing chick, I consider myself an expert in planning, organizing and delegating, but I can tell you planning and organizing YOUR wedding is quite a challenge and it is high maintenance! The good news is I have been there, done it and I am happy to share some wedding wisdom, not only to have a blast at your wedding, but also to enjoy the time leading up to it.
Be a girl boss
Be a girl boss when it comes to decision making. Listen to close friends and family, filter opinions, but follow your gut feeling. After all it’s your wedding and you can’t please them all!
Rules are meant to be broken
Listen people, it’s totally ok to say no to typical wedding traditions. Just skip anything that will make you feel uncomfortable. You know what? I had neither a French manicure, nor an elaborate bridal updo and MrA did not wear a tie or a bow tie. We did not have any rice throwing, a wedding cake (too scared of the public feeding process) or a first dance (too embarrassed to showcase our hot love). Do not get me wrong, we love to dance!
Keep to a routine
Stick to a low stress wellness program with a bit more discipline. Radical diets, detox retreats and intense exercise can be tricky, when become stressful. Following a consistent skincare , vitamin and pilates regimen worked wonders for me to feel and look great on the big day.
Look like yourself
Even if you have access to the best, most well-known hairdresser, make-up artist, photographer in the city, stick to the trusty people, who listen to your needs and wants, and they will make you look like your luminous yourself on your wedding day!
Relax and have fun
It’s awesome having all the people you love the most in one place. There is no better day spending time drinking, dancing and chatting with them. After all, it’s all about the wedding party. Make sure you enjoy it!
The days are dark and too short, the weather is cold and my mood is falling as fast as the thermometer. During my mid-winter blues, I feel that curling up with a snuggly blanket; a cup of strong coffee and a gripping read always help to lift my spirits. Let’s get cosy with 3 books I enjoyed reading!