Lifebytes Lifestyle

If the sounds of the words ‘wedding’ and ‘planning’ are enough to send you into full-on stress mode, then it’s a sign that you need a welcome breather. Need some ideas on how to keep chill before your wedding day? We’ve got you covered with some great ideas!

zen-wedding-3Get a good night’s snooze.

Sometimes the best cure for stress is to put your tired mind to rest with a good night’s sleep (as easy as it may seem!). When you’re well rested, your body tends to handle stressors more easily. If your nerves are keeping you awake, why not try some aromatherapy by diffusing essential oils like lavender or chamomile? Not only will you feel better equipped to handle the challenges in the upcoming days, your body will have time to physically recover from any effects of stress. After all, it isn’t called ‘beauty sleep’ for nothing!

zen-wedding-1Cruise around town with your friends.

There’s nothing better than having a great night out with the guys or girls! Whether it’s chilling out at your favourite café or even just taking a leisurely drive around scenic spots in Singapore, everyone needs some time to wind down in the company of their loved ones. For that perfect day out, why not rent your favourite Volkswagen models from Car Club so you’ll never have to worry about transport when you’re café hopping. Plus, Volkswagen and Škoda owners get a complimentary membership with Car Club and special offers as well!

zen-wedding-2Re-energise your body.

Regardless of your fitness level, a little exercise really does go a long way. Whether you’re a regular at the gym or simply enjoy the occasional brisk walk, it’s been proven that exercise helps stimulate various brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier, more relaxed and less anxious. And believe it or not, exercise really does give you more energy! Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues to help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. This means that you’ll have more energy to tackle daily chores and other tasks concerning your wedding! Phew!

volkslife_wedding-planning_4Get the wedding car of your dreams (early!).

Wedding planning is no easy task. And while you’re juggling guest invites, seating arrangements, entertainment plans, couples tend to forget to book their wedding car until the very last minute. So to avoid any potential panic, book your dreamwedding car in advance! Not only is it one more thing to tick off your to-do list, it’ll also ensure that you have your dream ‘fairytale carriage’ ready to take you to your venue in style!

Can’t decide on the perfect car to ferry you to the ceremony? We’re sure you’ll fall head over heels in love with the gorgeous Beetle or Beetle Cabriolet wedding cars! And, if you’re not a Car Club member yet, you’ll get a one year free Car Club membership and waiver of registration fees (worth $228.40) when you book either one for your wedding. Find out more here!

zen-wedding-4Remember the important things.

When fretting on the details like whether to use blue or white tablecloths, or what sort of door gifts you should prepare for your guests, it’s easy to lose sight of what matters most. That’s why it’s important to remind yourselves of why you’re marrying your significant other in the first place! Take some time to go on a special date together and avoid discussing wedding preparations.

Another interesting activity is to write each other ‘love notes’ for the wedding day. Each time you start feeling stressed about wedding preparation, write down one thing you love about your partner. On your wedding day, exchange your lists or incorporate them into your speeches! We promise this little stress reliever will be worth it!

zen-wedding-5Express yourself.

If you’ve been feeling nervous or anxious, it helps to let close friends or family know. Don’t be afraid to admit it or feel pressured to put up a confident front. By expressing how you feel, those around you can provide you with tons of support and reassurance as well. What’s more, they may even have some useful suggestions or input about your wedding preparations to make your big day even more special!

If your big day’s fast approaching, you’re probably trying to remember if you’ve missed out anything important. Don’t fret, check out this last-minute wedding checklist to make sure you’re (really) all set!