Five things to do be­fore you say ‘I Do’

Life & Style Weekend - - EDDINGS -

In less than 24 hours you will be man and wife, but don’t stress, the wed­ding ar­range­ments are all done and dusted. Now is time to breathe and soak in your last re­main­ing min­utes as a sin­gle. Check out this handy guide for him and her on five stress-free ac­tiv­i­ties to do the night be­fore you say ‘I Do’.

Bride guide:

#1: DIY body scrub Did you know cel­lulite’s num­ber one en­emy is caf­feine? When ap­plied top­i­cally, caf­feine gives skin a re­fresh­ing boost of an­tiox­i­dants to tighten and firm the ap­pear­ance of cel­lulite. Try this easy DIY cof­fee scrub for a nat­u­ral beauty pam­per pre wed­ding. In­gre­di­ents: ◗ 1 cup cof­fee grounds ◗ 6 tbsp co­conut oil ◗ 3 tbsp sea salt or sugar Method: Mix cof­fee and sea salt or sugar in a bowl. Melt co­conut oil in mi­crowave if solid. Add to mix­ture and stir well. Mas­sage the scrub onto skin in a cir­cu­lar mo­tion from head to toe. Rinse off in shower. Re­peat ev­ery time you shower for best re­sults. #2: Watch a movie Give but­ter­flies the flick with a ro­man­tic rom com. Noth­ing makes nerves dis­ap­pear than a solid belly laugh from a scene of Bridesmaid­s or The Wed­ding Plan­ner. #3: Go through old pho­tos Rem­i­nisce on you and your fu­ture hus­bands first days of dat­ing by go­ing over old pho­tos with your friends. #4: Bust a move Check out our list of the best old and new love songs on page 11 and have a boo­gie with your bridesmaid­s to the ro­man­tic tunes. #5: Go to bed early It’s not called beauty sleep for noth­ing. Wed­ding prepa­ra­tions can make any bride-to-be de­prived of the 40 winks, so make sure you visit snoozville for at least eight hours be­fore walk­ing down the aisle.

Groom guide:

#1: Go light Drink­ing a few beers with the boys sounds like a good idea, but avoid al­co­hol over­load the night be­fore to en­sure a qual­ity night’s rest, not to men­tion wed­ding hang­overs are not a good look or feel­ing. If you must calm the nerves, swap spir­its for light beer and (un­like the bach­e­lor party), drink re­spon­si­bly. #2: Boys night in Break out those poker chips and have a qual­ity guy’s night in. Don’t go over­board, think of it as a way of keep­ing your­self oc­cu­pied rather than drink­ing the night away or freak­ing out over wed­ding vows. #3: Lay out your clothes Avoid mid­night mind games and lay out your en­tire wed­ding get-up the night be­fore. From suit to socks, get it all out so the only thing you have to think about in the morn­ing is how stun­ning your blush­ing bride is. #4: Pre­pare a sur­prise Write a love note and tuck it away some­where for your bride to find in the morn­ing. #5: Have a BBQ Dis­cuss im­por­tant man busi­ness while flipping snags on the bar­bie. This is your op­por­tu­nity to open up to the grooms­men about what may be mak­ing you ner­vous, what you’re ex­cited about and ev­ery­thing in be­tween. Plus, you’ll need the en­ergy from a juicy burger or sausage siz­zle to get you through the big day.

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