There are so many things that a bride needs to do the week before her wedding. You have all of your checklists and you are hopefully at the tail end of the planning process, and are just confirming details and ensuring things are going smoothly. However, there are also certain things to avoid the week before your wedding that are not as well known.
Follow this list of things to avoid the week before your wedding to help eliminate any last-minute stress or moments of panic.
- Don't color your hair. There won't be enough time to change it if you don't love it, so do not color your hair the week before your wedding. The risk of it not turning out right is just too high for an already stressed out bride.
- Don't drastically cut your hair. Your hair trial was done with your current hair, months ago, so you need to make sure that it stays the same. If you need a trim, that's ok, but make sure your hairstylist knows not to go too crazy with taking inches off the bottom.
- Don't drink alcohol. You can have a glass of wine at your rehearsal dinner, but alcohol can make you look puffy, as well as cause redness, so you'll want to cut back the week before.
- Avoid spray tans. We know you want a healthy glow, but spray tans can turn out poorly, and the last thing you want is to have an orange tint in your wedding photos. If you need a spray tan, go to an expert who will apply it.
- Don't change your workout. You've had your workout for months, don't try to change things up now. You could cause injury, which could affect your wedding look.
- Don't change your skin routine. This one can have devastating results. You may be tempted to try this new product that promises to shrink your pores, but if you have a bad reaction, you will have a harder time covering that with your bridal makeup. Instead, stick with what you know, at least until after your wedding.
- Don't skip meals. All that is going to happen is you are going to feel weak and lightheaded on your wedding day, as well as be very crabby leading up to it. Instead, eat well-balanced meals with plenty of fruits and veggies for energy and nutrition.
- Don't pull all-nighters. We know there's still plenty to do, but you need your beauty sleep, otherwise, you risk getting sick the night of your wedding. No one wants to be sneezing or sniffling or feverish on their big day, so make sure you get plenty of sleep to help your body fight any potential issues.
- Avoid too much caffeine. You'll need your sleep, so make sure you give yourself time to get it, and take it easy on the caffeine. Switch to decaf in the afternoon if you need that fix, and have your espresso first thing in the morning. Otherwise, it can affect your sleep schedule.
Take this list of things to avoid the week before your wedding seriously. The last thing any bride needs is to be overstressed, sleep deprived, or starving. Take care of your body, and delegate to friends and family to have them finish things up. This will help you to be a happier bride when the big day arrives.