Talk to any bride and she'll confess that the week before her wedding was a total blur. Surges of adrenaline, excitement, nervousness or all of the above before the final moment arrives are common. Despite your fiancé’s undying support there’s simply no plan to emotionally “be-ready” for such a nerve-wrecking time! To help ease some anxiety we've compiled a list of the top 10 tips you shouldn't do the week before your wedding!
1. Don’t Do A Last Minute Facial
An aggressive facial just a week before the wedding is a strict no-no. Every facial and laser session must be booked two-three weeks prior to the wedding. Depending on the facial, it might take a few days (sometimes weeks) for redness to go away completely which can be a complete nightmare! The only facial a week before the wedding – that can be easily done at home – is a fruit mask. Natural fruits used for making the mask will add a much needed bridal glow to your skin.
2. Don’t Go On A Trip
It's crunch time with not even a week left before the wedding resist the urge to get away. Spontaneity is good in life but you're better off waiting for the honeymoon to prevent pre wedding disasters!
3. Don’t Ingest Excess Sodium
Say no to salty foods, salty deli meats and sauces. Instead, opt for a low-sodium diet at least two weeks before your wedding. As sodium is known for its water retention properties it can cause bloating in the body- a big no no when you're doing everything you can to make your ensemble fit like a glove!
4. Don’t Binge On Alcohol
Alcohol = puffiness the next morning but if alcohol is unavoidable make sure you drink one glass of water after every glass! After all you don't want those wedding pictures picking up those bags under your hungover eyes!
5. Don’t Think About Getting A New Haircut
Don't get emotional seeing the new trendy haircut Anne Hathway or Priyanka Chopra are sporting. Your wedding is not the right time to try a new hairstyle and risk looking like Albert Einstein instead of that supermodel you saw on Vogue last month!
6. Don’t Talk About Your Wedding On Social Media
An overkill on wedding talk before the wedding will make it irritating for the guests and they’ll be glad that it finally came to an end. Keep some surprises for the big day and share your favorite highlights after!
7. Don’t Continue Shopping For Wedding Dresses
This is indeed one of the biggest mistakes brides tend to make. Stop second-guessing yourself in another lehenga or saree as you can literally go bananas! Just stick to the one you bought and avoid browsing through wedding sites as soon as you've finalized your pick!
8. Don’t Go Out In The Sun Without SPF
Make SPF your best friend as soon as your wedding date is fixed. Keep your face covered after applying sunscreen as sun can be harsh for your face and mess with any chemical peels or facials you're doing. Buy a good lotion with high SPF and keep it in your handbag 24x7.
9. Don’t Try A New Skincare Product
Three weeks prior to the big day, don’t try any new products – this means no skincare, makeup or even hair care. You never know which ingredients might end up irritating your skin. Any kind of reaction can take a few weeks to calm down.
10. Don’t Stay Up Too Late
Get some sleep, literally! If you want that bridal glow on the big day, you need to recharge your body. Without adequate sleep or rest, you will end up with tired eyes and a lazy body. If the anticipation disrupts your zzzs try some aromatherapy to help calm your nerves.