When I first started to write this blog post, I initially had brides in mind. It’s so easy to fall into that traditional trap of looking at your wedding day as being the “Big Day” for the bride. But, of course, it’s a huge day for any couple. So I’ve re-written large sections of the post, appreciating that it’s aimed at both of you. I hope that you find it interesting and informative.
I’m going a little beyond my usual brief here. If you’ve read through the rest of the pages of the site, then you’ll know that I’m usually discussing inspiration relating to your wedding cake. Today, I want to talk about how you can feel at your best on the day. So, here goes…
Firstly, many feel that they can’t be happy on the day if they don’t look at their best. Well, this is certainly a concern that many have. Even on the day itself, some couples are unhappy because they don’t look quite as intended. As it happens, your guests are their to celebrate this wonderful occasion with you: if you look happy, then it’s likely that you’ll look great too!
But there are obviously some steps that you can take to really look at your best. If you feel like you want to “get into shape” before the day, then you can start the process months before. I’ve heard of couples who have even invested in home exercise equipment to get the job done.
Could this be the right option for the two of you? Well, you’re really the best people to say, but I tried looking at treadmills once upon a time and found the subject a bit confusing. The basic idea is simple, but you soon find yourself having to thinking about power outputs, size specification, Reebok, Abexceed, other brands, maximum weight limits and inclines. To cut through all of that, you can take a look at something like Shop Farinellis: they basically give you the lowdown on the best treadmills on the market, including a range of reviews.
What I would say about a treadmill is that there’s no point leaving it sitting in your spare room: it needs to be used to have a real impact on changing your body shape or your fitness levels.
What about what you will be wearing? I’d offer two pieces of advice here:
- Sort it out well in advance
- Wear what you feel comfortable in and try not to be too swayed by what you believe to be the thoughts and expectations of others
In fact, I think that those two pieces of advice will stand you in good stead when it comes to other elements of wedding planning too. If you avoid leaving too much to the last minute and stick to your own preferences, then you’ll generally have a happy day.
I’ve not mentioned wedding cakes yet and I really should do. Once again, preparation helps here and your chosen wedding cake designer should be able to offer plenty of advice in advance. If you’re confused about any elements (from portion sizes to how much cake you’ll need), then they should be able to advise.
Of course, if you’re in shape, then you certainly won’t feel guilty about eating that scrummy cake too!
I hope that this has provided you (both) with a great starting point. It’s not meant as a definitive guide, although I hope it has got you thinking and acting!