Five things to do before you say ‘I Do’
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’.
#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.
#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.