After months and months of careful planning, tedious preparations, and endless decision making, the final week before the Big Day is simply the most nerve-racking. In her final attempt to finalize the wedding preps and also enjoy the last days of being single, the bride-to-be may clumsily make regretful decisions. It is understandable for the bride to be mixed up and stressed out at this point in the wedding timeline. However, these little mistakes or slightly questionable choices made too close to the wedding date should be avoided at all costs.
Get a new haircut.
Getting a trim might be okay but getting a full on chop is just a coin toss. It’s like having that horrible hair cut on photo day at school, but this time it is on your very own wedding portrait that will last an entire lifetime. Keep in mind to get the new haircut at least 6 months before the wedding so you can grow it out if it doesn’t work. Trims can be done 3-4 weeks before the wedding as well.
Going on a crash diet.
From juice cleanses to diet pills, many brides have tried their best to stay in shape for the wedding dress but with all the get-togethers, the coffee meetings, and even all the stress-eating, sometimes you just go off track. Brides tend to have breakouts, experiences unpleasant tummy problems, or even just faint during the vows all because of the sudden change in diet. It is best to stick to the original workout plan – think about it: it’s just another 7 days and you can have the first bite of your own wedding cake!
Trying out new beauty regimens.
Spray tan fails, facials and peels, hair treatments, and body soaks – we have heard horror stories involving the bride who tried something out for the first time a week before her wedding and had it fail. Plan these treatments months ahead and only go for tried-and-tested spa treatments when trying to de-stress before the big day.
Taking in too much alcohol.
Of course, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and even grand family dinners to welcome the visiting relatives will be booked night after night. One glass of wine might seem harmless but it all adds up after all of the social gatherings engaged couples have to attend to. The extra calories brought about by the alcohol will do no good for the dress and the puffiness and redness in the face won’t be of help for the photos as well.
Pulling off all-nighters.
Yes, back in school all-nighters might be a piece of cake but add in a few years and tons of responsibilities and all-nighters have become too much to handle. Too much exhaustion and getting not enough rest will lead to a burnout. Manage your time properly and get as much help as possible to lessen the burden days before the wedding day.
Leaving no time for relaxation.
A week before the wedding day, the bride, plus the groom, should be unwinding and enjoying the final days of their single life. Schedule in massages, spa days, and even simple coffee dates with dear friends to decompress and take your mind away from the wedding binder. Getting enough (or even a lot) of sleep every day a week before the wedding day might just work wonders for your skin, your complexion, and even for your overall aura during the big day.
When all else fails, just don’t sweat it. Perfection is reserved for the storybooks and in the end, you still get to marry the love of your life and live happily ever after!