Your pre-wedding self-care Super Hack is... Spa Day with the Ladies!
You're a creature of comfort and you love a good pampering! Nails done, hair did, body rubbed and skin glowing is your path to stress detox and bridal bliss.You’re a tactile person, always reaching for the coziest sweaters, and you give the BEST hugs! People always tell you how much you make them feel loved and cared for, so it’s no surprise that touch and loving care is your gateway to wedding day ease - and wedding night bliss!Not one to get bogged down in the details that can drive the Bridezillas around the bend, you’re all about how everyone feels coming up to the big day, and holding onto the stressful demands and emotions of your bridesmaids, your future MiL, the caterer...everyone! Is enough to send you running for the comfort of your favorite chair and a good book.Luckily, you’re a fan of tradition, and you can count on your family to support you throughout the planning process from “Will you marry me?” right up until “I do.” With much of the details predetermined you can relax into the comfort of knowing everything will fall into place, as has happened so many times before.Still, the constant need for decisions and oversight can leave you feeling depleted and burnt out, and that’s not what a joyful bride like you needs before your big day!Time to sit back, relax, and take advantage of the mimosas and fresh fruit they’re serving alongside your mineral mud body wrap.And a sharing, caring bride like you won't feel fully relaxed until you know your crew is in pampered bliss right next to you. Time to call around for group rates at your favourite spa!Here are some tips to help you keep a little in reserve for yourself ...You tend to put others' needs before your own, so stamp down that urge to come last and invite your ladies to join you for a Spa Day Tune-up! Most salons offer great rates for bridal parties, so take advantage while you can! And it’ll be a great opportunity for you to go over the last minute duties for the Big Day, easing your stressful To-Do List!Don’t forget to pack a bag full of creature comforts like your favorite cozy socks, a soothing night tea, and a rejuvenating face mask for the night before the main event to make sure you wake up in the morning rested, refreshed, and ready to say “I do!”"Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you" — Katie Reed🎕👰You Gotta Nourish to Flourish!👰🎕Here are 3 tips to get you down the aisle on a full charge! 1. First things firstHuman beings don't have gas tanks, but we still need Premium fuel to keep our bodies running in tip top shape. Leading up to a wedding, there are so many last minute details begging for your attention, it’s easy to forget to properly nourish your body. By the third time you drive thru for a greasy burger, you’re over it, but meal planning and food prep are the last of your concerns! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Click here to download the Perfect Pre-wedding Meal Plan + Grocery List, full of healthful, easy to prepare, delicious meals to help you detox, brighten your skin, and keep you the right size for your wedding dress. (Nobody wants a last minute trip to the seamstress to fit those chicken nuggets into your Fit’n’Flare Mermaid dress, amiright?)2. Meditate When in the midst of planning something with as many moving parts as a wedding, it’s important to let your mind shut down and be clear so that you can reset and defragment. Bookending is a way to create a routine at the beginning and end of your day where your mind is cleared and you journal your intentions in the morning, and your reflections in the evening. It’s also a great place to jot down any thoughts that can crop up while you’re trying to let your mind be still. “Alexa, add ‘remind me to ask the DJ not to play any NSFW songs until after Grandma goes back to the hotel.”Click here to download Bridal Bookending, a printable journal complete with prompts and quotes to guide your meditation and ground your mindset as you approach your trip down the aisle.3. ExerciseI know, who has time to hit the gym when you’re making a million and one decisions about things you never thought about before?But taking the time to see to the needs of your body doesn’t just mean healthy foods and face masks. Movement is how you ground your mind and anchor your thoughts into your present moment. You don’t need to put on your running shoes to get your blood flowing, just take a time out from seating charts and flower arrangements to enjoy a system reset and some home-made endorphins, with 10 minutes to either:1) Stretch — pick your 4 favorite yoga stretches and make a small routine and do 3 reps. Forward Fold, Downward Dog, Pigeon and Warrior can bring alignment to your thoughts and clarity to your focus. 2) Dance — to 3 of your most upbeat songs. Show Lizzo how much of a badass bride you are and Pump it up to the Tempo. 3) Walk — around your neighborhood and listen to the birds gossiping in the trees while inhaling all those seasonal allergies! BONUS SELF-CARE TIP: A 20 minute soak in a hot bath with a handful of Epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and half a cup of baking soda draws out toxins, lowers your stress hormones, and balances your PH. Did I mention it also soothes your weary soul?It's Party Time!Hey there, Bride-To-Be! I'm Jazzica Jones, wedding planner and wellness coach. My specialty is creating the wedding of your dreams, while nurturing your mind, body and soul along the way. I'm an expert at taking your dream wedding vision and turning it into an effortless reality. I only work with 15 Brides per season, so you can expect the best level of care and guidance as you plan your Big Day!I've been featured on such wedding reality shows as “Say Yes to De-stress” and “Bridezilla Recovery,” and have been a guest on a million and one wedding podcasts.As a highly reliable wedding planner and hands-on wellness guru, I give you permission to prioritize yourself while planning the biggest night of your life — without the mayhem and overwhelm.🎉 SOMETHING NEW 🍾Check out these resources to revive your drive!💃👇Follow me on Instagram. IG's my go-to place for sharing wedding vendor partnership deals, mindset insights, and planning essentials. Every Monday, I go live for a Q&A to get you the answers to your most pressing wedding planning and self-care questions. Listen to my Podcast interview on Bride Burnout. I share my tried and true beauty tips, self-care hacks, and everything wedding planning. I also spill my budget saving industry secrets. Plus, you'll get my golden tips for cutting down costs without compromising style. Feel like planning a wedding is hard enough without also scheduling self-care? Take a look at the Pamper Packages I’ve curated with local vendors to take the chore out of prioritizing you for once. “Queen for a Day” will chauffeur you and your ladies in waiting from lunch to spa to cocktails with just a few clicks to make your reso. Ease on Down the AisleNow that you've given yourself permission to put your own needs on your list so you can show up as your whole self on your wedding day, check your inbox for your quiz results. Over the next week, I'll be sharing more tips to help you ground your mind into your body, to create ease and stillness in a time that can feel like barely controlled chaos. I truly hope your wedding celebration is a dream come true. 💕 Taking care of yourself doesn't always mean “me first,” it can sometimes mean “me, too.” 💕