Couples often find it difficult to relax the night before their wedding and the impact of nerves can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds. We all know that too much stress is never a good thing, especially when it comes to something completely out of our control. So why would we want to spend the night before our most important day worrying about things that may never happen?
It’s natural to worry a little, that’s what makes us human. But you simply mustn’t let your worry get the better of you. You need your sleep and you need to unwind.
How to make sure you relax the night before your wedding?
There are simple mechanisms for coping with stress. Here are a few things to keep in mind if it all gets too much and you need more than just a little deep breathing.
Let your bridal party support you
Your bridesmaids and groomsmen typically stay with you the night before the wedding.
There is a reason for this!
Not only are they there to enjoy the time with you, they are also there for you to confide in. Unloading irrational thoughts is one of the best ways to reduce stress. Whether it’s laughing it off, or talking it over, your friends are there to help you deal with whatever your mind is throwing at you.
It’s vital that you use the support of your bridal party. These people are your closest friends, your family, and they will want to know if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Don’t feel like you’re going to burden them. They’ve been there for you in the past and they’ll be there for you now.
If you can’t do anything about it, there’s no point worrying
Easier said than done, we know. But it’s 100% true.
Worrying about things that are out of your control is a pointless exercise with absolutely no reward. Sometimes we just can’t help it. Sometimes we are so filled with worry that it leads to a downward spiral of panic.
Remember, you have done everything you need to.
If you know you’re likely to stress the night before your wedding, consider choosing a venue that will reassure you that everything will be just fine.
Markovina Vineyard Estate has hosted hundreds of weddings over the years. The team knows that wedding couples often feel stressed on the night before the wedding, so being available to answer any questions is invaluable. If it all gets too much you can give them a call and they will put your mind at ease.
Nourish your body
It’s amazing what plenty of fluids and the right foods can do for your stress levels. Taking a swig of whisky may not be the answer to your problems, no matter how many old wives’ tales tell you otherwise.
Our gut is one of the first places to be affected by stress. If it’s not in a good way to begin with, it will be even worse once stress gets to it. This is something no bride or groom wants to deal with on their wedding day.
Believe it or not, some foods are known to be stress fighters. The night before you wedding, get your hands on some of the following:
- Leafy greens – contain folate which produces dopamine and can help you stay calm.
- Yoghurt – the bacteria in your gut may be worsening your stress levels. Yoghurt is a probiotic that will help combat bad gut bacteria.
- Salmon – contains omega 3 which is an anti-inflammatory that may counteract the effects of stress hormones.
- Blueberries – the antioxidants in blueberries help your body to better respond to stress.
- Pistachio nuts – the act of shelling pistachios may be just enough to redirect your train of negative thoughts.
- Chamomile – known for its calming effect, perfect as a pre-wedding beverage.
And the best one of all…
- Dark chocolate – the antioxidants in dark chocolate help your blood vessels to relax, reducing blood pressure and helping to keep you calm.
Get your beauty sleep
Sleep can often be the nemesis of someone who is experience high levels of stress. You simply can not fall asleep if your adrenaline is pumping.
This is why you really need to have things under control before you hit the hay. If you haven’t dealt with your worries before then, they will follow you to bed.
Lack of sleep leads to feeling tired and when you’re tired, stress levels can rise even more. It’s a vicious cycle that you don’t want to be a part of. Get the support you need to dissolve your worries so you can head to bed with a clear head, ready for the most beautiful day of your life.
The night before your wedding should be celebrated. After all, it’s your last night unmarried. For all that we put ourselves through in the planning process, the night before your wedding should be a chance to relax in the company of friends.
If there’s ever been a way to ensure everything is as it should be, it’s having a team of professionals on standby to answer any questions and to deal with any last-minute issues.
Here at Markovina Vineyard Estate, we know what your wedding means to you and we want to help you make it the best it can possibly be. We know the night before can be a bit stressful and we truly feel that being able to call us, helps to relieve wedding couples of unnecessary worry.
Book your wedding with Markovina and sleep easy knowing everything is under control.