Repêchage founder/CEO Lydia Sarfati dishes on how to prep your bride for the final two weeks before her big day!
Day 14: The stress is starting to truly sink in at this time. Last minute mishaps on the part of a caterer or venue have begun taking their toll on your formely happy-go-lucky bride. Recommend a hot stone massage, which uses pressure points and variations in temperature to relax muscles and melt away stress.
Day 13: Suggest she plan a girls' night out, with no wedding talk! A light, casual dinner at her favorite spot will help everyone let loose and remember the simple days before the wedding was the sole topics of girls' nights.
Day 12: Advise that she volunteer her time toward a worthy cause. Giving back is the perfect pick-me-up!
Day 11: At-home facials are always super-relaxing! Lydia's recipe for a DIY honey almong facial: Mix 1 packet oatmeal, 2 TBSP pure honey and 2 TBSP buttermilk in blender, then pour into a bowl. Blend ½ cup almonds for one minute, then add the oatmeal mixture and blend until smooth. Cleanse face and neck, then apply mask. Leave on for ten minutes. Rinse well and moisturize.
Day 10: Remind her to head to a reputable tanning salon for a trial spray tan. In the case of any mishap, this will allow enough time for fading before the wedding.
Day 9: Tonight, she may begin eye treatments with Lydia’s at-home recipe: Brew black tea for at least 3-5 minutes, then refrigerate and apply cool solution with cotton wool on eyes, leaving on 10-15 minutes. This quick and easy solution will eliminate dark circles and puffiness.
Day 8: Has she written her vows yet? If not, she should take today to do so.
Day 7: Tell her to relax, and indulge herself with a dark chocolate treat of her choice; she's earned it!
Day 6: Recommend that she find a nearby yoga studio and take the time to relax and meditate.
Day 5: Advise that she get a professional facial, but not one that includes extractions. Gentle exfoliation and hydration are all she needs now!
Day 4: Tell her to return for that final pre-wedding spray tan!
Day 3: It's mani-pedi day for your bride; Classic, understated colors are always in fashion.
Day 2: If she hasn't confirmed last-minute details with her photographer, caterer, friends, and family, it's now or never!
Wedding Day: Let the celebration begin! Remind her to savor every moment, and for heaven's sake, not to stress!
For more advice and tips from Lydia, visit www.LydiaSarfati.com.
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