Weddings are stressful! If you're a bride-to-be reading this, you're thinking "you don't have to tell me twice" as you clutch your Starbucks and giant wedding binder, just praying you have enough energy to make it through the day. Trust me, I get it. It sucks.
Weddings are awesome, though, too, and I know this is a cliche, but all the planning will be worth it when the big day finally comes. What do you do in the meantime? You have to find ways to take care of yourself. I know you feel like you have no time, but find it. Add yourself to your schedule. Get some "me time" into that big binder. Periods of high stress are when we need self care the most.
Simple Self Care for Brides
Check in with yourself the first five minutes of the day. Ask yourself "how am I feeling? How am I doing?" If you're doing ok, awesome. If you're not, ask yourself what you can do to address those feelings.
Talk to your partner. Ask them for help. It's been my experience that men are pretty oblivious to everything that needs to get done. Women are better, but if you're still falling behind or feel overwhelmed by all the planning, assign tasks to your partner and trust them to get it done. You do not have to do this all by yourself. Ask your parents, your bridal party or your siblings for help, as well. It is ok to as for help.
Spend an hour alone. This could be a long walk, a bath, a delicious dinner, or reading a book. Be alone! Give yourself breathing room. When wedding planning, you're talking to so many different people all the time. It's a lot. Reconnect with yourself.
There's a ton more you can do for yourself, but just keep in mind that everyone's self care is different. What works for one bride might not work for you, but whatever you choose, do it consistently and allow yourself to enjoy it.
Babe A chose boudoir as a big self-care item. Plus her partner got a totally rad album they can share together, so it was a win-win. Babe A stepped outside her comfort zone, which is wonderful because that's how we grow. She made this session about her, which is what boudoir should be. The day was all about her and gave Babe A a chance to reconnect with her body. What's not to love about that?
She's a total babe, right?! If boudoir is something you want to add to your self care list, let's set up a session.
Is boudoir a part of your self-care list? Let's talk about what a session can do for you.