Taking Care of Your Health
Auntie Lorraine has long vacillated between two different thoughts on exercise: 1) Exercise, especially cardio-vascular is of utmost importance to your health, or ... 2) While some exercise is good, you are only given a certain number of heart beats in your life and if you use them up early, you will be "beamed up" way before your time! (Just kidding--I really don't believe this.)
Be kind to your seamstress! Do not start on an intensive upper-body workout routine, or you will shrink out of your wedding gown. No kidding--you will lose sizes. The most dramatic change I've seen was with a client who lost sizes due to a rowing machine, and had to have her dress taken in again within a week of the wedding. Avoid the rowing machine! If you are in a weight-loss mode, have your alterations started closer to the wedding date. That way, there will be fewer changes needed.
Eating right is very important. I also am a firm believer in vitamins to fill in when food doesn't supply all you need. It is hard to eat right when you are planning for a wedding. Often, your spare time is taken up by meetings with florists, caterers, photographers, and your seamstress. Don't get in to the junk food routine, and recognize that soft drinks can add a really "puffy" look to that strapless gown.
Remember--moderation is the key. Recognize that this is a very stressful time, and that your body needs all the help it can get!!