Your wedding day is once in a lifetime. The moment finally arrives after months of planning and preparation, and you want to look and feel your best. Get ready to walk down the aisle with these 12 tips for shaping your gorgeous wedding body.
Make a Plan
Start eating right and exercising as soon as possible, even right after you get engaged. Losing weight and sculpting your body is a long-term commitment, so give yourself the time you need to achieve your look. Make a plan that you can stick with over the months of wedding planning, and get going.
Set Realistic Goals
Setting goals early is an important part of planning ahead. Realistic goals help keep you on track and reduce disappointment and frustration. If you want to shed pounds before the wedding, stick with a healthy weight loss goal of one to two pounds per week.
Sculpt for Fashion
Your dress can help guide your workout strategy. Every wedding dress highlights some areas and hides others. Without neglecting overall fitness, focus on the areas that your dress highlights. Tone your shoulders and arms for a strapless dress, work your abs for a fitted waist, or develop your hourglass figure with squats and crunches for a dress that shows off your curves.
Find a Workout Partner
Working out with a buddy makes the process more fun and helps you stay on track. Whether it’s a family member, your fiancé, one of your bridesmaids, or another friend, find someone willing to work out by your side. But don’t limit yourself to one buddy, or to working out. Stick to a wedding diet with your fiancé, go for a run once a week with your bridal party, and shop for healthy foods with your mom.
Choose Healthy Foods
Cake tasting, engagement parties, bridal showers; there are many opportunities to indulge during wedding planning. Try to enjoy this perk without overdoing it. Create a wedding diet plan and stick with it. The best thing is to focus on choosing healthy foods and eating a balanced diet, while limiting processed foods, alcohol, and caffeine. Eating healthy food helps you feel and look great.
Although it can be tempting to make your wedding dress diet severe, avoid harsh or crash diets. They are dangerous and can leave you cranky and irritable. Limit unhealthy foods, but don’t deprive yourself or skip meals. Your body needs healthy food, especially if you are working out.
Staying hydrated is important, particularly during wedding planning. Drinking water helps you stay alert for all those planning decisions and makes you feel healthier. Water also revitalizes your skin, so it looks healthy, vibrant, and youthful. Keep a water bottle with you and drink from it throughout the day.
Stick with Skincare
No one wants to wake up on their wedding day and discover a pimple. Help avoid this nightmare by keeping your skincare routine simple. If you want to experiment with new products, do so well before the wedding to see how your skin reacts. In the last couple months before the big day, avoid changing your routine or trying new products. Always wash off your makeup, no matter how late you get home from the bachelorette party.
Try Out a Wedding Glow
You’ve been working hard to sculpt a perfect wedding body, so don’t overlook the finishing touches. In the months before the wedding, try different self-tanners to find one that looks natural and gives you a perfect glow. Give yourself time to experiment so you don’t accidentally end up with an orange tint on the wedding day.
Freshen Up Your Smile
You’ll look at your wedding smile for years, so make it picture perfect. Schedule an appointment to have your teeth professionally cleaned a few weeks before the wedding, and consider getting them professionally whitened as well. A little sparkle goes a long way.
Trim Your Locks
If you want to try out a new hairstyle, do so at least six months before the wedding. Then you’ll have time to let it grow if you don’t like the new look. In the few weeks before the wedding, visit a stylist for a trim. Freshening up your hair adds to your overall beauty.
Relax Before the Wedding
Wedding planning is stressful, and by the last couple months you’ll need a break. Give yourself time to relax and take care of yourself. Now is not the time to add a new extreme element to your workout; instead, focus on getting enough sleep, eating well, and taking time to relax. Visit a spa, go for a walk, read a good book, practice meditation, or do whatever helps you relax.
CoolSculpting is the icing on the cake. CoolSculpting will freeze away the remaining fat that will not go away with diet and exercise. Schedule a treatment 3 to 6 months before your wedding to maximize the results.
You’re always beautiful, but these tips can help you look and feel your best on your wedding day. Once the big day arrives, remember to relax and have fun because the most beautiful bride is the happy one.