Pre-wedding relaxation and pampering ideas for the bridge and groom

You are gearing up for the biggest day of your lives, you’ve had months of stress and intense wedding planning, now the big day is almost here, this is now your opportunity to step out of the wedding bubble and have some you time.

In the days before your wedding take time to ease your stresses by having some you time, it will improve your wellbeing and leave you feeling on top of the world, so relax and pamper yourself.

The Bride

What better time to have some mother daughter bonding? A spa day or weekend is the perfect relaxation and pampering treat for both of you. Enjoy a nice warm jacuzzi and a massage, what could be a better way to unwind and get away from the chaos of wedding planning.

If you are feeling particularly stressed, unwind with some meditation and yoga. These holistic practices are well known to help relieve anxiety and stress as well as promoting a sense of wellbeing and calmness.

Mind, Body and Bride note, “It’s realistic to expect stress in your everyday life, especially during wedding planning, but how you deal with it can make or break your energy, emotions and engagement experience. Ignoring your stress won’t make it disappear, rather you will feel more frustrated and overtime absorb that stress into your physical body causing a whole host of other issues.”

If you are really longing to get away from it all for a couple of days, you could opt for a weekend break with your bestie. Maybe a weekend in London with a west end show, or a couple of days in a country hotel.

The Groom

Who said pampering is just for the girls? Grooms can enjoy some well earnt pampering too, enjoy a facial, manicure and fresh haircut and feel rejuvenated! Book yourself in for a professional shave at a barber shop and buy a new luxury fragrance.

Stressed grooms can get some relaxation and pampering by indulging in a groom spa, although bridal spa packages are more popular, groom/ best man spa packages are gaining popularity. Be treated like a king for the day and enjoy a relaxing massage, full body scrub, pedicure, and a steam sauna. Tailormade packages will help relieve tension and stress in the run up to the big day.

Golf anyone? Golf is known to be the most ‘internal’ outdoor sport. The reason for this is that golf is usual played in a peaceful, outdoor natural environment so is known to naturally relieve stress.

Playing a quiet round of golf with a couple of your closest friends will put you in a good mood. Because of the calming atmosphere golf is played in, it releases mood enhancing chemicals in the brain called endorphins, making you feel happy and relaxed.

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