Coronavirus brings us stressful time. We know our brides to be may need special supports during this period of time, so we put together some ideas for them. It could be useful for anyone who is helping out in the weddings too.

Keep workout and Stretching
Doing exercise helps boosting mood, self-esteem, increase energy levels, improve sleep, reduce the risk of illness, keep you fit and strong. And you still want to fit into the dress, right? You just need to do 30 mins of exercise 3 times a week. Use apps, online videos, guides to help you. You may want to find mates, perhaps bridesmaids and/ or maid of honor who can motivate you to workout together. See it a time to relax, listen to music, podcast while doing exercise.

Keep healthy diet
Having healthy diet would boost your immune system. Is it 3 full meals or 5 small dishes would keep you going? Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Hydrate: 2 litres of water a day, consider adding half a lemon to your water.

2. Purchase: plan what you need to buy. Do not over stock. It is important to consume fresh food, and it is nice to let your neighbours to be able to get what they need too.
3. Balance diet: 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, 30% healthy fats, with different colours vegetables, fruits, nuts. Avoid high-sugar and high-caffeine drinks.

4. Supplements: Multivitamins (particularly Vitamin D3 and B12), probiotics, super greens, and supplements like turmeric, hemp seed. You can find carbohydrates in fruit, vegetables, grains and potatoes, protein in animal products, legumes, nuts and soy products and healthy fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, etc.

Be aware of mental health
It is a stressful time, but you need to have enough sleep. Your immune system will be weaker if you don’t. Keep thinking ‘My original wedding day is today.’ or ‘I cannot be with my best friend on her birthday.’ would not help. It is ok to miss out, since it is all for the greater good. Imagine after this pandemic, you can enjoy your wedding day freely, gather with your friends and family you love. Hug and kiss them as many times as you want. If there is something came up in your mind made you worried, it is ok, acknowledge your thoughts, intentionally make a choice to linger to the thoughts or let it go. Relax, take a bath or nap. Ask for help if anxiety, stress or depression are affecting your quality of life.

Practice first dance
It is just something romantic to do.

Practice posing
When you look good, you feel good.

Maybe it is time to quit smoking
Coronavirus has mostly affected the elderly and people with “underlying health” conditions so far, and it’s now been revealed that this includes those who have previously smoked. Smoking suppresses the immune function in the lungs and triggers inflammation.

But you do not need to quit Chocolate
Don’t worry, you can enjoy a small piece of dark chocolate make yourself happy when you need.

Clean your house
Fight germs and the virus. It is a great workout too.

Cook or bake something nice
Create a little treat for yourself and your love one.

Watch news everyday, but do not switch it on 24/7
Be informed without building anxiety.

Keep distance, but do not stop socialising 
We are human beings who need connection with people. Keep in touch with your family, bridal party, friends. Consider volunteering making phone calls to those who is living alone, the elderly and the vulnerable.

Work from home
We should it it whenever possible and follow government guidelines. Create an environment which will boost your work efficiency at home. Do not forget to take breaks in between tasks. Close your eyes or look at green plants from time to time if you need to look at screen often to work.

Keep in touch with wedding vendors
What if you need to postpone the wedding? You will need to notify your vendors immediately and ask for availability.

Keep up with the necessary changes
Search online and see if there is any update in terms of lockdown measures for your destination wedding, for example, is there any restriction for the amount of people who can join wedding? Do all the guests need to self-isolate for 7 days or 14 days? Are the flights still going?

DIY projects
Pick up a hobby, rearranging furniture, you will find time pass quicker.

Be thankful and have faith
We all knowing this will not last forever. It worths a celebration that we have chance to stick together and care for each other as well as our neighbours and other people in other countries.

Be safe
Be aware of Covid-19 symptoms like high temperature, feeling hot to touch on next or back, a new continuous cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you are feeling unwell and displaying any of the symptoms, you should remain at home and self-isolate for at least 7 days. If any members of your household are displaying symptoms then you should all self-isolate for a period of 14 days. If symptoms become more severe you must seek medical advice immediately. Cover your face and nose when coughing or sneezing, this will help protecting the people around you. Wash your hands for 20s every 2 hours. Try to touch something else when you want to touch your face.

Keep on doing the best skin care routine
Spots may appear if you suffer from stress or wearing face masks too often. Skin allergic reaction may appear due to the use of hand gel and cleaning products.

Be aware of hair colour changes and length
You may need a hair cut before wedding day or you may want to consider to do another hair styling trial if you decided not to have a hair cut.

Keep you finance healthy
It worths to spend some time to forecast your cashflow. Have a look at your spending, saving and income. Financial worries are temporary and should not affect your quality of life.

We will get through this. If you need further information or even just a talk, we welcome you to contact us anytime. Stay safe and well.