–It’s the wedding homestretch. The dress is purchased, caterer, photographer, baker, music all selected and deposits paid. The venue is paid for, the menu is set, the bridal showers and the bachelorette party are all covered. Now is the time to start slowing down and relaxing. Music Makers DJ Service, one of the top wedding planners in San Luis Obispo, has some tips to help the bride and groom relax and enjoy one of the most romantic days of their new life together.
Here are some tips to help slow down and savor each romantic moment so that at the end of the day you will be glowing in all the memories.
- Take some time alone
- Get massages
- Use scents for relaxing and remembering
- Exchanging vows
- The first dance
- Sleep and exercise
Take some time alone
A day or so before the wedding, spend some time alone. Make time for a favorite solo activity such as reading, a long walk or collecting shells along the beach.
Make time to spend together, too. What better way to slowly slip into your wedding day than a leisurely morning breakfast together? Go to your favorite breakfast place, order from room service, or have a romantic breakfast for two catered. A couple of hours sharing conversation and morning kisses over warm muffins and great coffee is the perfect start to any day, especially your wedding day.
Don’t worry about that old saying “It’s bad luck to see the bride on the wedding day.” It’s left over from the days of arranged marriages when the bride and groom didn’t even meet until the wedding!
Yes, you can get a massage the day before or day of, but what about working in a couples massage the day of? Or even better, right after slipping away from the reception. What a great way to relax together after sharing one of the most romantic days in your life.
Even a foot and leg massage complete with a warm herbal soak will leave you feeling and light and relaxed.
Use scents for relaxing and remembering
Our sense of smell is one of our most powerful senses and is connected very strongly to memories. Scents can relax us, create an atmosphere and remind us of past events. It’s no coincidence that some scents, such as jasmine, lavender, rosemary and peppermint are associated with romance, relaxation and memory.
Use favorite scents liberally over the days leading up to your wedding and especially during the day. Spray essential oils in the air and walk through the mist. Burn candles. Add a couple of sprigs of lavender or rosemary to the bouquet.
Whether you are writing your own vows or staying with traditional vows, write them in vow books and exchange the books after reading the vows. Make the vows even more special by writing down a surprise special wedding day message.
The first dance
One of the ancient origins of the first dance seems to have been the practice of the groom stealing his bride then showing her off by dancing her around a fire. These days, the first dance is customary to start the dancing at the wedding reception, but it also symbolizes the coming “dance of life” the bride and groom are beginning to share.
The first dance can be one of the most romantic events of the day. The wedding planner from San Luis Obispo and DJ service, Music Makers, has already helped you choose a romantic song for the first dance. How you want to share this dance with your guests can be a symbol for how you wish to share the rest of your lives with family and friends.
Sleep and exercise
Sleep and exercise might not seem romantic, but they can be relaxing. Get as much sleep and exercise in the days before the wedding as possible to work off the pre-wedding stresses. At least one good long tiring walk, run, swim or workout two or three days before the wedding will help you sleep. The relaxing results will carry over for a few days, too.
Other relaxing self-care practices such as yoga, meditation, deep stretching and aerobic exercises are all helpful.
Music Makers DJ and wedding planner services in San Luis Obispo has even more ideas to help you create a romantic wedding. In more than 30 years of experience, Music Makers has planned and worked more than 5000 events. “Amazing” is a word that appears frequently in testimonials about the company’s services. Call Music Makers DJ Service today!