What knot to do
THE final days leading up to your wedding is always the most daunting period because it can leave you feeling like a walking bundle of knots. When the countdown finally reaches single digit, avoid these common pitfalls to guarantee a smooth sailing nuptial.
CHANGE YOUR HAIRSTYLE
Be it cut or colour! You may be inspired to pull a Katy (Perry) and decide that your wedding may just be the time to experiment. But think again, the closer you get to the big day, the more stressed and emotional you will get, so any rash decision to change your look is a sin.
GET LAST-MINUTE SKIN TREATMENTS
PULL AN ALL- NIGHTER
Don’t get too excited and decide on a pyjama party with your bridesmaids because we know all too well that pillow talk will mean more talk and less sleep.
Even if you know that you are not goingtogetanysleepthenightbefore your wedding, create a wind-down routine by dimming the lights, switching off your emails or listening to a comforting playlist and disengaging from the world. A well-rested bride is
a glowing bride.
MAKE SUDDEN TRAVEL PLANS
Do not, I repeat, do not let your friends convince you into travelling to exotic destinations for that final getaway the week you are about to get married even if it is just for a few nights. You should have organised one at least a month before. If you are sad that you are missing out on your dream single getaway with your girlfriends, indulge in a relaxing pamper session or have a get-together over dinner instead.
TRY TO BREAK IN YOUR NEW HEELS
New shoes should be a blessing, not a curse. Don’t try to break in your new shoes by wearing them for an entire day. Put them on for short periods instead. You can also layer a few socks over each shoe shaper (if you have any) before inserting these into your shoe. Leave overnight if you have limited time.
GET YOUR BODY WORKED UP
Do not try out a new fitness routine. Hot yoga or fly-cycle is okay if you have been doing it for a few months at least but you have no business (especially when your wedding is near) doing aggressive workouts like aeriel silk, special bootcamps or mixed martial arts if your body is not seasoned to them. Instead, light cardio exercises or jogging are more effective to lose those kilos.