It’s almost here. The day you’ve been waiting for! Your wedding day on a Florida beach! And although it’s tempting to squeeze in those last few to-do’s or shed those last few pre-wedding pounds, be careful with any drastic changes the week before your wedding. It’s tempting to hit the spa, salon, or gym to get ready for the big day. But don’t push it and end up with wedding regrets that include a bad haircut or sports injury. Check out this list of 5 things you should steer clear of the week before you tie the knot.

Avoid the avoidable written on napkin

1. New Skin Care Products

We know. You want a fresh, smooth glow. But the week before your wedding is not the time to get a peel, microdermabrasion or other types of facials. These treatments can leave your skin flaky, peeling, red and irritated for days and sometimes week. Red, flaky, and irritated should NOT be associated with anything to do with your beach wedding day. So save your facials for after the honeymoon.

This also means don’t add any new moisturizers, make up, or creams to your regimen. Buying new make up for you big day is fine, but don’t wait until the day of your ceremony to try it out. This is especially true for you sensitive skin gals out there.  Remember, you will already be glowing with happiness as you walk down your tropical aisle towards your beach wedding ceremony arbor where your beloved will be waiting for you to say your vows. Take a look at our bride Rhiannon below in Turtle Beach.

Wedding couple on Turtle Beach, FL

2. New Hair

A fresh trim or color touch up is fine. But don’t decide to try out a pixie cut or experiment with red hair for the first time on your wedding day. Your hair certainly shouldn’t define you, but don’t shock your future spouse and guests with an extraordinary new hair style the week before your wedding. You should be walking down the aisle feeling and looking like you, fresh and beautiful in your wedding dress!

Embassy Suites St Augustine weddings on the beach with your bridal party.

3. Work Outs/Diet Cramming

Unless you are eloping, you probably have had plenty of time to prepare for your wedding day. So don’t decide the week before your wedding that you want to “tone up” or lose a few pounds. If you arrived in Florida a few days before your ceremony, a brisk walk on the beachfront or swim in the ocean is a great way to release some endorphins and get things moving pre-wedding. An intense new work out is a recipe for muscle soreness, injury, and fatigue. If you haven’t done any parasailing, paddle boarding or jet skiing in the Gulf of Mexico, a few days before your wedding is NOT the time to start: sore arms, sore legs, or the chance of jellyfish stings are not what you are looking for! 

And speaking of recipes, a healthy, well balanced diet is all you need to feel good the week leading up to your wedding. Don’t throw your digestive system into a frenzy with an extreme diet or fasting. Your partner will love you, all of you. Be confident, take care of yourself, and you’re sure to feel healthy and strong on your special day!

Couple sitting on sand after beach wedding Siesta Key with sunset

4. Alcohol

A mimosa, glass of wine, celebratory cocktail. Those are all fine. The key is to keep it to a minimum. Let’s skip the lecture on excessive alcohol consumption and stick to the simple facts: too much alcohol will leave you bloated, red faced, tired, dehydrated, with a headache, and hungover. So the only spinning you should experience the week before your romantic beach ceremony should be on the dance floor…or perhaps dizzy with love like our bride Tanja in Fort Lauderdale, Florida below! Cheers to that!

Couple toasting after beach wedding Florida

5. Too Much Sun

Ah, a wedding on the beach in Florida. This likely means you like the sand and sun, right? Of course! So if you plan on spending time outdoors the days leading up to your beach wedding day, be sun smart. Drink lots of water, especially in the summer months. And lather up with sunscreen…or even better use a hat. You’ve saved money on an all-inclusive beach wedding package, but you don’t want to blow that extra cash in the ER. Even a cloudy or cool day in the tropical climate of Florida can still leave your skin exposed to UV rays. Of course this is true at the beachfront or poolside, but even sitting on the outside deck of a restaurant can leave your exposed skin burned. If you are under an umbrella, remember to tuck your arms and legs under it as well, otherwise you could have one normal arm and one red one…not so nice for photos in that sleeveless beach wedding dress! You will be beautiful on your special day, like our bride Shannon in Palm Coast below. She chose the Nautical Knot complete wedding package to pledge her love: now and forever, right beside the Atlantic ocean.

Nautical Knot wedding package and couple Palm Coast

Now, that was easy right? You know what else is easy? Beach weddings with our Florida Beach Weddings Company! Our couple Shandi and Jason below did it and got married in Siesta Key. You can too so click HERE to book your beach wedding today!

Siesta Key couple kissing in the ocean