How To Practice Self-Care Before Your Big Day

While your wedding will be one of the happiest days of your life, the days leading up to it can be some of the most stressful. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to de-stress and unwind before your big day. Many of these you can even do with your bridesmaids in place of a big bachelorette party.

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Here are a few great ways to practise self-care before your big day.

Make Candles

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Candle making is a fun activity that the whole bridal party can get involved with. The process of making candles is a great way to let loose. You can add aroma therapeutic essential oils, such as lavender and frankincense to your candles as well for a more calming effect once they’re lit.

Be extra cute by adding punny labels, such as these, to each of your candles. These will remind you and your guests to take it easy all year round.


Colouring isn’t just for kids! Colouring is a proven way to relax, no matter your age. The more intricate the design, the better for stress relief. There are plenty of free printable colouring pages online or you can find an adult colouring book at your local craft store.

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Have a Spa Day

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Light some candles, take a bath, and get ready for the ultimate spa day! Hosting a spa day is a great way for both you and your bridesmaids to unwind before your big day.

There are plenty of fun self-care activities you can incorporate into your spa day, such as painting your toenails and practising yoga. Another fun activity is making and using DIY face masks. We have included a printable with our favourite at-home face mask recipes here.

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Spend Time In Nature

Going back to your roots is a great way to unwind before your wedding day. Take a bridesmaids trip camping or even simply go on a hike alone. No social media, no distractions. There are plenty of things to do while in nature, from bird watching to reading your favourite book.

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Spending time in nature is beneficial to both the body and mind. In fact, sunshine causes your brain to release the happy chemical- serotonin. This chemical will leave you feeling happy and refreshed leading up to your big day.

Say Affirmations

Leading up to your big day, be sure to repeat positive affirmations to yourself. Speak your thoughts into existence. This can be a great way to reassure and motivate yourself. Simple affirmations such as “I am loved” and “I will stay calm and stress-free on my wedding day” should do the trick.

Take Yourself on a Date

Sometimes, taking yourself on a date is the best way to practice self-care. Consider going to your favourite restaurant alone or going to a midnight matinee by yourself. Alone time could be just what you need before interacting with so many people on your wedding day.

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No matter how you choose to de-stress before your big day, it is important to take time to relax and take care of yourself in preparation for one of the most important days of your life.