by Guest Blogger, Katie Wright, WPICC, President & Lead Coordinator for Drama Queen Wedding & Event Planning in Calgary
10. Trust the plans that you have made and take a break until January. Try reading a good book as oppose to a bridal magazine or planner guide. Wrap up those presents for loved ones instead of favors and send holiday cards instead of tackling those invites. You have worked hard the past few months and deserve to enjoy…if only for a few weeks. Turn on Mariah Carey or N’Sync Christmas and decorate your tree.
9. Don’t eat too much, you will definitely regret this once the New Year comes and you feel slightly fluffier than in 2009. Those Turtles and Egg Nog will just make you frustrated at the gym trying to shed those extra pounds plus any holiday weight that accumulated.
8. Don’t drink too much, again this will add on the pounds and will probably give you a pounding head as well. Stay classy and limit your consumption.
7. Squeeze in some exercise, not into that New Year dress fitting. Take it from someone who knows all too well…those last minute dress stressors caused by over indulging can be a nightmare. Go shovel the walks, tobogganing, ice skating or skiing. Just don’t break a leg!
6. Try some home remedies to ease your mind and body. Head to your favorite Bath & Body Works and stock up on some holiday delights. Take a hot bubble bath, get plenty of rest and make sure you stay healthy. Did you get your H1N1 shot? ‘Tis the Season…
5. Don’t spend too much money on presents, family and friends will understand that you are tight for cash as you are saving every penny to plan and stick to your Wedding Day Budget. Try making a gift or drawing names instead of having to buy for the whole family.
4. Hang with a friend and have some laughs. Instead of texting, emailing, or Facebook, why not pick up the phone and invite a good friend to enjoy a Holiday Specialty Coffee and catch up. Don’t worry about the Calories in the Coffee…the moments with Friends are worth it!
3. Spa it up. Now I am a firm believer that a good spa treatment will wipe away any stress and make you feel like a new woman. Most spas have festive treatments to put you in the mood as well as relax you. Have a candy cane body scrub, pedicure with peppermint paraffin or a cranberry facial. When you are all done being pampered have them do your hair and make-up without discussing any styles for your big day.
2. Make your Relationship with Fiancé a priority…no fighting! Planning a Wedding can put a strain on your relationship and sometimes during the holidays this strain can get worse when other stressors come into play. Remember why you are getting married and enjoy a good date night. Take a drive to your local festival of lights, curl up in front of the fireplace with warm apple cider and National Lampoon or go to the mall and sit on Santa’s knee. Forget the little things and dive into the spirit of the Season…together.1. Hire a Certified WPIC Wedding Planner! We not only know what we are doing, we will help ease your plans or take over on the day. Either way, you are in good hands. You will come away from your wedding with only wonderful memories and no mishaps to fog them.