A wedding ceremony might last a day, but preparations for that one day are extensive and they can require a year of your time. This probably sounds very scary to you right now, but if you start preparing everything on time, you will be carefree on your big day. Let’s forget about booking the venue, choosing the flowers and deciding between a DJ and a band, and focus on what you need for your wedding. With that in mind, here is your personal wedding checklist that will prepare you both mentally and physically for the best day of your life.
This is it – no stress
Stress affects your sleep patterns, your health, and your looks, and this should be the happiest period of your life. That’s why it is essential to be mentally prepared, not only for the wedding day, but also for married life. Find a stress release early on in the planning process. That can include doing yoga, practicing meditation, going dancing, etc. Going to a psychologist or going to couple’s therapy isn’t just for people who think something is wrong with their relationship. It can help you get a better understanding of your partner and a clearer perspective of your future life.
Check your health
We mentioned that stress as a huge health factor. Combine that with other potential problems you may experience, and you will see why it is a good idea to visit your general practitioner a few months before the wedding. If the doctor recommends so, you can do a blood test which would help determine whether you need to undergo further tests, or adapt your diet and lifestyle.
Check your dental health (and enhance your smile)
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Just as with the previous item on your list, checking your dental health a few months before the extensive wedding preparations begin is essential. Later you won’t have the time or the will to do it. In Australia, there is a growing number of dental care professionals that routinely provide full treatments to their patients. If you don’t have your dentist, it is important to ask for recommendations and check for good endodontist in Parramatta. Finally, teeth whitening will make your wedding day smile even brighter.
The more intensive hair, skin and body care should begin a year before the wedding. This can include everything from being more physically active and eating a healthier diet, to changing your skin/hair care products and going to a beautician for facial and hair treatments. Laser hair removal is something you need to do at least three months before the big day.
Choosing the dress/suit
A wedding dress and a suit should be chosen approximately at the same time, so the bride and the groom-to-be can synchronize their styles. It is essential to choose a dress/suit that fits your body shape, and the level of trendiness comes after that. Another important factor here is that you are feeling comfortable and beautiful in what you are wearing.
Your look on the big day
Up-dos are usually the most common hairstyle for brides, especially during the summer when it is too hot to let your hair cascade down. However, you should choose the hairstyle that matches your face shape and that makes you feel good about yourself. One month before the wedding is the perfect time to try out several different styles and decide on the right one for you. The same goes for makeup. If you think that hairstyle is only important for the girls, just remember Lily and Marshall’s wedding day in How I Met Your Mother. Nobody wants to be forced to wear a fedora like he’s a part of the Godfather cast, so choose your look on time.
Now you are ready to step into the life of togetherness and happiness, and you will do so looking and feeling beautiful. Congratulations.
Contributing Author: Claire Hastings is Australian designer, writer and regular contributor at ripped.me. She’s been writing as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. Social media links: facebook, twitter