For some brides-to-be, the period between announcing their engagement till the big day itself can be filled with stress, it’s a joyful time, but let’s face it, planning a wedding can sometimes throw up some challenges. Throw a pandemic and national lock-down into the mix and you have a very interesting situation!
So how can a bride-to-be get some calm in their life at this present time? We’ve pulled together some tips to get a bit of zen and keep yourself sane until the time comes to be able to press ahead and get your Wedding day finalised. There are actually a number of things you can do to relax, and make sure that you keep calm before your big day, such as…
Meditation is proven to help alleviate sleep problems, weight issues, stress, blood pressure and anxiety, and there are few brides who will tell you that none of these crept up on them during their wedding planning or even just in day-to-day life! Meditation and mindfulness can help you to be aware of every little thing that you're doing, allowing you to take time out of required and to help you keep all those little details in perspective.
Whether you're the type to cry at a Disney movie or you’d like to think you are made of tougher stuff, you may be surprised at how much yoga can help you balance your emotions. If you are extra emotional, yoga can help you get through the ceremony with your mascara in place and for the emotionless, it can nurture a softer side of you that only a special day like your wedding could bring to the surface.
Keep a journal
It’s always good to let your feelings out, even if they are negative. Jot how you feel down in a book or diary and you will find that it will summon inner strength, almost as though it is taking the stress away from you physically.
Make time for ‘you’
At this moment we all have a lot of time on our hands, so be careful not to waste that time, set aside some time in the evening to have a luxurious bath. Put on a candle, lower the lights, slip your favourite music on your player and just relax in the warmth and semi-darkness. You’ll be amazed at how much this will relax you.
Connect with your Partner.
You’re going to be with them for a long time after you have been married, so start before. In fact, in this time of social distancing, you’ll get a lot more connection whether you like it or not. Connect with them, enjoy them, share your hopes, dreams and fears with them. A problem shared is also halved, so learn how to be the best friend to your best friend.
The main thing is - do not lose sight of what your big day is really about. If you remember that celebrating your love and commitment in front of everyone close to you, then you won't stress over the bridesmaids dresses perfectly matching the table settings!
As always with wedding advice, it is there for ideas only, it’s always best to go with whatever suits your own personal style.
No matter what your own personal style, we know that you will find something in the Jules Bridal Jewellery collection to suit you. We have a wide selection from bracelets to headpieces, to compliment your wedding day ensemble as well as those of your bridal party.
Some brides know from day one of their engagement the type of wedding dress they will wear on their big day, but like a large number of brides to be, you are likely to have a wedding dress wish list of all the styles you want to try on when the lock down is over! Bridal Fashion Week had no shortage of wedding dress trends for 2020/21 brides to choose from, but if you are looking for the highlights we have brought together the top 5 wedding dress styles of 2020/21 for you to choose between, From short and chic to layers and ruffles there is something here to suit every bride to be…
If you are a fan of royal weddings then this style of wedding dress is the one for you. If you're looking to make an entrance, consider opting for a classic ball gown—and there are plenty of them in the 2020/21 collections of many wedding dress designers. The best thing about this attention-grabbing silhouette is that it is actually surprisingly versatile and works for most wedding styles. Go full-on Grace Kelly with heavy satin or Elizabethan with billowy sleeves. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn a few heads.
Your wedding shoes are without a doubt one of the most important pairs of shoes you’ll ever own. They’ll walk you up and down the aisle, see you through the wedding photos, and dance you across the floor with your new husband. So, it’s no surprise that some brides feel the pressure when picking out their all-important shoes – it’s kind of a big deal, so if you think the only option when it comes to wedding shoes are classic satin pumps, it’s time to think again! 2020/21 presents a fresh take on wedding shoes, which gives a wide array of choices for brides. While traditional wedding shoes will always be an option, at the start of the new decade, brides are looking for a little something extra when it comes to their wedding day footwear.
Let’s take a look at the top five wedding shoe styles on offer to brides this year…
A far cry from plain and simple options, 2020’s wedding shoes will reflect the modern bride, while still embracing femininity and romance. Expect to see a fresh focus on bold details to show the personality of the bride or to celebrate something the happy couple hold dear..
Deciding what wedding veil to wear with your dress is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look isn't as simple as just choosing a long or short veil! Different types of veils and lengths can completely transform your wedding dress, so if you're wondering how to pick a veil, look no further, our guide will help you match a veil to your wedding dress…
Bird Cage Wedding Veil:
This short wedding veil usually made of a net or lace can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or stop at the jawline. A rule of thumb often used is, the shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. If you are wearing a cocktail length gown or shorter, a birdcage veil, is perfect, think of something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie, The bird cage veil is also a great accompaniment to a vintage wedding dress. For brides whose something borrowed is also their wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match?