5 Wellness Weekend Ideas for You & Your Bridesmaids
As fun as they used to be, wild bachelorette weekends are a tad passé now. As the awareness about the importance of overall wellness increases, more meaningful and pampering trips are becoming more popular by the day. After all, the bride should indulge in massages or relax in a stunning retreat and just be with her girls. A great deal of drinking is definitely not the only way to have fun, and by exploring the following pre-wedding wellness ideas, we’ll show you that fun takes numerous forms and shapes.
The extravagant option
If you can all carve out the time, one of the best possible options would be to take an entire week off and book rooms at one of the world’s finest spa retreats. Is there anything about Ayurveda Parkschlösschen resort in Germany that offers warm-oil massages, yoga classes and herbal steam baths that doesn’t sound absolutely incredible? You get to both detox and be pampered, according to your dosha, which is exactly what you need before a wedding. You and your bridesmaids have done your work, and now it’s time to relax, unwind and relish everything a retreat like this has to offer. As the title says, this is the most extravagant option, which requires a nice budget as well as a week and a half. If this is just a tad too long for you and your gals can’t take that kind of time, worry not, there are plenty of other options.
Short and sweet
For those seeking a trip that will be unforgettable, but also short and sweet as we all have obligations waiting for us at home, a spa weekend is probably the best option. Aside from providing you with sufficient time to bond, a weekend is also enough to get you all nourished and cared for, and you don’t even have to go far. For instance, you can take a trip to Canyon Ranch in Arizona, and take your pick among the numerous activities and amenities it offers. You can go for the classic – detoxifying, soaking in aromatherapy tubs, having purifying rubs and doing a little yoga, or you can enjoy the great outdoors. The Ranch is located in the incredible Santa Catalina Mountains, so hiking, breathing clean air and enjoying a touch of nature may be another way to go. Of course, if you fast-track it, you can have it all – the pampering and the nature experience.
The great adventure
If you and your gals have a thing for the great outdoors, but aren’t exactly the types who would want to spend a bachelorette weekend in classic tents somewhere in the woods, why not give glamping a chance? There are luxurious tents and even sustainable resorts, such as the wonderful Ecocamp in Patagonia. You get the rustic outdoorsy feel with a touch of luxury, so it’s a total win-win. Of course, whichever glamping destination tickles your fancy the most, make sure to check the weather so you’ll know what to pack. Hiking shoes are obvious, along with a good vest and some sweaters. In addition, since your wedding is coming up soon, don’t get ‘too nature-y’. You gals still need to look your best for the big day, so don’t forgo your established skin care routines. Make it a priority to bring all your best products and be diligent about your morning and evening routine. Glamping is fun and adventurous, but don’t forget that you have to walk down the aisle soon.
The feel of serenity
We know that planning a wedding is not a piece of cake you’ll be tasting at yours. Therefore, if you’re feeling truly stressed out, it’s time to pull out the big guns. You and your girls need to take a trip to a yoga or meditation retreat. Massages are amazing, but for some true de-stressing and genuine serenity, nothing beats a yoga and meditation combo. There are tons of incredible yoga retreats all across the world, and even a great variety in the country, so just pick the nearest one and book a long weekend. You’ll get a good sweat, prepare for the wedding both physically and mentally, and still be left with tons of quality bonding time.
Short on time
If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed will go to the mountain. If you’re really short on time and don’t even have the luxury of taking an entire weekend, a quality evening will have to do. Consider this idea as something taken out of the fictitious Blair Waldorf playbook – a glamorous sleepover. One of the bridesmaids could host it in her home, and the other ones will help. Book private at-home massages, call upon the best caterers to keep bringing those detox beverages, and finally, have a good ol’ fashion facial time – exfoliation, hydrating sheet masks, serums, moisturizers, dry brushing tools – the whole shebang. It might be just a night, but hey, you can still do some amazing pampering and wellness work in an evening.
There is an amazing idea for every time frame, taste and budget, so take your pick dear brides and bridesmaids, and enjoy your quality bonding+wellness time, for however long it lasts.