5 Ways to Relax Before Your Fall Wedding

Updated 09/24/14

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Summer has officially come to a close. That means your fall wedding is right around the corner! Don't panic — there are some really great ways to unwind before the momentous occasion to help you relax and stay focused. From taking a quick weekend getaway to an always-needed spa day, here are five ways you can center yourself before your autumn nuptials.

Take a fitness class.

The best way to get rid of stress and anxiety is to sweat them out. Instead of pining away about what's to come, live in the moment and challenge yourself in a way you haven't in quite some time. Whether it's yoga or kickboxing, the possibilities are endless. You'll feel better, be ready to take on your wedding with loads of energy, and you'll be toned throughout the process.

Book a staycation.

Peak summer vacation time has come to close, so it's actually a great time to book a room for the weekend in one of the most beautiful hotels in your city. A "staycation" means you won't have to worry about travel (read: you'll save money), while getting some serious rest and relaxation alone or with your future spouse.

Indulge in a little retail therapy for your honeymoon.

We know, we know: one should be saving with the remaining wedding fees on the horizon right? Well, retail therapy is a very real way to heal and with your honeymoon mere months or even weeks away, there's nothing wrong with doing a little shopping for the once-in-a-lifetime trip. Whether you're buying small things like a great sunscreen and a new pair of sunglasses or an amazing dress for that fancy first dinner, we guarantee that a little spending will help you unwind.

Indulge in a spa day.

The summer did a number on your skin, thus a facial is in order, but adding a massage to that or another pampering service will release all your tension and leave you feeling renewed and beautiful.

Make weekly walks a thing.

Fresh air has a way of clearing your mind and calming you down, so you should definitely get out and take a long walk at least once a week. Whether you go it alone to your favorite park bundled up or bring your spouse-to-be along to catch up on each other's weeks, we guarantee it will quiet and soothe your spirit.

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