August is the most popular month of the year to get married. 15% of UK weddings taking place this month – that was over 36,500 last year*. Weddings are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate with friends and family. Planning your wedding day can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a bit over whelming. With venues to find, ceremony’s to organise, table plans to write it can sometimes all get too much. The trick is to pace yourself. And, plan some wedding treatments to make the whole experience as stress-free as possible.
The run up to your wedding is exciting. Remember to have those massages, pedicures and manicures you’ve been promising yourself! Mobile pamper parties can be a great way to relax with girlfriends and a hen night winner.! With mobile pamper parties the pampering can come to you: at home, a hotel or a party venue. Most will offer a wide range of massages, from Indian head to full body, reflexology to shiatsu. Compliment a massage with a facial, manicure or pedicure for that full pamper experience.
For the bride that wants to stay relaxed regardless of what else is going on around, add a massage plan to the spreadsheet. Between wedding dress fittings, menu tastings and flower arranging, you’ll definitely need some relaxing. Scheduling in regular massages in the months leading up to the big day will help you to feel relaxed and stress-free making the whole experience an enjoyable one.
Make sure you add in a wedding massage for yourself and your bridesmaids on the day of the wedding. This is a great we to help ease away any of those pre-wedding nerves! For an extra special treat you could even provide chair massages for your guests as part of the evening entertainment, making it a really special and memorable day.
Interesting, weird and funny wedding facts
- The term “best man” dates back to the times when Scotsmen kidnapped their future brides. The friend of the groom who had excelled at the abduction was acclaimed to be the best man.
- It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month” or what we know today as the honeymoon.”
- Life in the 1500’s. Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and were still smelling pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour.
- A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she’ll never do without.
- The wedding shower originated with a Dutch maiden who fell in love with an impoverished miller. Her friends “showered” her and her groom with many gifts so the couple could do without her dowry.
- The custom of tiered cakes came from a game where the bride and groom attempted to kiss over an ever-higher cake without knocking it over.
- Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the 4th finger of the left hand because it was thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
- Queen Victoria started the Western world’s white wedding dress trend in 1840 – before then, brides simply wore their best dress.
- In Denmark, brides and grooms traditionally cross-dressed to confuse evil spirits!
- The “something blue” in a bridal ensemble symbolises purity, fidelity, and love.
Enjoy your wedding!