What knot to do

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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.

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