You remember Adrienne Bailon's Parisian wedding day, don't you? If not, what is actually wrong with you?! How could you possibly forget The Real's cohost's ultraromantic destination nuptials?! OK, outrage over. But, Bailon's I do's were just so darn gorgeous, we're still dreaming about 'em, making this newlywed the perfect source for some wedding-planning advice. Bailon just divulged her top tip for brides-to-be—and guys, it's so important.…
After a proposal in front of the Eiffel Tower and a Paris-themed wedding shower, The Real cohost and her Grammy-winning fiancé, Israel Houghton, kept with their Parisian theme and headed back to the City of Lights to tie the knot on November 11, 2016. Bailon and Houghton said "I do" at Paris's ultraluxe Hotel Plaza Athénée in front of about 70 guests, with the bride donning a dress featuring tons of glitzy embellishments and a sexy mermaid silhouette. "Happily Ever…Houghton," Bailon captioned a wedding photo on her Instagram. Now a few months into that happily ever after, Bailon is sharing what she learned as a bride-to-be.
First of all, between guest lists and dress fittings, how did she kick that pre-wedding stress? (Yes, even famous brides are susceptible to it!) Slaying it at the gym! Bailon lost major pounds for her wedding with the help of celeb trainer Massy Arias, Bailon told Pop Sugar—and it wasn't just to look #flawless in her wedding dress.
"A lot of people can be super high strung when it comes to their wedding, and that really relieved a lot of stress," Bailon explained. "I did a lot of cardio, and that really helped. For the entire day, I would think about my wedding, but then you get into this class and it completely takes your mind off of things."
Hey, we're all for killing two birds with one stone! (And for coming up with a better euphemism for that expression.)
But Bailon's number-one piece of advice for brides-to-be?
"Just chill out," she says. "Don't overstress. The day will go the way it's supposed to go. Just remember why you're getting married, who you're getting married to, and what the actual meaning of marriage is. Yes, it will be a beautiful event, but it's not just about the event; you're getting married because you're in love with someone and plan to be with them for the rest of your life."
YASSS GIRL, PREACH.