If 2009 is The Year of the Weddings among my friends, then August is the Month of Getting Married. For the first four Saturdays of this month, I know couples who tied (or are about to tie) the knot.
Which has gotten me thinking: what’s a bride to do when the wedding day wobblies or nuptial nausea kick in? I, of course, expect to start feeling ill several days before the wedding — meaning I probably won’t eat much and might be sleeping even less. But I’ve come up with a few ways I might curb my nerves the morning of my wedding, before the hair appointments and flower deliveries begin bustling around me.
- Take a long, soothing bubble bath instead of a shower.
- Read through your favorite devotional, book of poetry, or even a storybook you loved as a child.
- Hit the snooze button several times — and just snuggle with your cat or dog for an extra half hour.
- Whip up your favorite gourmet breakfast . . . or some of those Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes you loved as a kid.
- Take a sunrise jog around your neighborhood, or better yet, through a park, on the beach, or around a pond.
- Meet a relaxed and relaxing girlfriend for early morning lattes.
- Join in a morning yoga or Pilates class to distract your mind and body.
- Feel like a kid again by enjoying some Saturday morning cartoons.
- Settle into a chair at a spa for a last-minute pedicure or massage.
- Do something incredibly normal — like stopping by your grocery store to stock up on non-perishables (and maybe even a few frozen treats to celebrate the end of your pre-wedding diet!).
- Spend some time looking through old photos that make you laugh.
- Enjoy a family brunch.
- Swim a few laps or just lounge on a pool float.
- Have some girltalk with your bridesmaids and make homemade fruit smoothies.