Healthy Habits to Adopt During your Engagement / by Kristen Bradley

If you’re in the process of planning your wedding already, you’ve probably encountered at least a few moments where you felt overwhelmed, misunderstood, or may have even faced some self-pressure.  By adopting a few healthy habits now during your engagement, you will not only rock your planning, but you will also feel amazing pre and post wedding.  Read on for our top healthy habit tips!

Photo by Saje Photography

Photo by Saje Photography

Practice positive communication

Planning a wedding is the time where you and your partner need to bring your A-game when it comes to communicating with each other.  This will include everything from talking through wedding finances, to your guest list, to difficult family members as openly, and as non-judgmental as possible.  If certain aspects of your wedding planning are left unresolved, this can create resentment and anger that can put a huge downer on your relationship or your upcoming celebration.

Love yourself

A positive body image far outweighs any crash wedding diet that could be harmful to your physical or mental health in the long run.  With this being said, of course it’s always great to get in better shape or to clean up your diet.  Create a healthy fitness plan with a trainer at your gym, or with a certified nutritionist or dietician.  You shouldn’t look back on your wedding day photos and think about to what extreme you went to drop some extra pounds.  Instead, take the approach of making your health and self-love a priority. 

Photo by Saje Photography

Photo by Saje Photography

Plan your wedding hair six or more months in advance

If you envision having long, luscious locks on your wedding day, it’s time to cut back now on heat treatment, and keep consistent at deep conditioning your hair.  You'll also want to book in regular trims to keep the ends healthy.  Want to try a new style?  Go for it, but give yourself enough time to let it grow a little if it didn’t turn out exactly as you envisioned.  

Get that glow

Like your hair, you’ll want to start nurturing your skin at least six months from your wedding date.  Book an appointment with either a dermatologist, medical aesthetician, or someone who will be able to choose some quality products for your skin type.  It will take your skin time to adjust to a new regime, and if you decide to undergo some skin therapies or treatments, like a chemical peel or laser resurfacing, your skin will need the time to fully heal.

Keep balanced with meditation

Staying present in the moment will help ease stress and anxiety, and will create a deeper sense of inner peace.  By simply taking 3-10 minutes per day, (use your phone timer!) you can create a positive shift in the inner chatter that bounces around in your brain 24/7.  Start by focusing on your breathing, and be patient with quieting your mind.  There are lots of apps and books on this topic that will guide you if you are a novice.

Photo by Saje Photography

Photo by Saje Photography

Get comfy asking others for help

Whether you are working with a wedding planner or not, it’s important to realize that you will need help at some point leading up to your wedding day.  Plus, not only this, but your loved ones will likely be thrilled you asked for their opinions and helping hands.  

Photo by Saje Photography

Photo by Saje Photography

Need a little engagement help?  We’d love to hear from you!  Sip and Twirl is a full-service wedding planning company based in Scottsdale Arizona.  Reach out to us at info@sipandtwirl.com or 480-648-0663 to see if your date is available.