February 21, 2012 by · 3 Comments
With Pancake day on our doorstep it only makes sense that we think about what we may or may not be giving up for lent. Whether you believe in the traditions behind the ideals of Shrove Tuesday or not this is a great opportunity to make a fresh start and give up something you know you should do without. Most people give up a kind of food or drink that, well shall we say isn’t enhancing the quality of their health like chocolate and wine (knowing its only a temporary thing) and put their self control to the ultimate test. Only 40 days and 40 nights, we know you can do it!
At Boho Wedding Ideas we like to think outside the box, we know that you will come up with your own personal things to give up for lent but we have come up with a few wedding related ones.
We are all guilty of this from time to time, and with wedding planning on the brain its no surprise that our stress levels are often on the rise. Combat your bridal brain strain by making sure you take time out to rest and relax, we recommend bubble baths and wine but I’m sure you can come up with a few of your own too.
Under the covers
This is one for the both of you. Give up watching television in the bedroom, if you’re a before bed reader then this too should go, any distractions before bed only take precious time away from you spending it together. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life its the small moments together that matter the most even if its a 20 minute conversation before bed. Plus the bedroom is only really for two things, sleeping and err well you know the other one.
You will definitely thank us for this, not only will you be saving calories but on your outgoings as well. Leading up to your wedding you will be trying to save as much as possible to go towards your big day, so this kills two birds with one stone. After Christmas parties and with Valentine’s day just gone you should have been wined and dined to your heart content, meaning a few months of dinners in can’t be a bad thing. Also with this wintery weather fewer nights out will come as a welcome break.
It is often the case that the wedding topic comes up in conversation at least a few times a day, with suppliers calling about details, venues contacting you with quotes and dress boutiques arranging fittings. For this reason, we suggest you give up wedding talk for lent, not completely but just the majority of the time. Set apart times of the week to organise all the weeks wedding tasks and keep the rest of the week free for your normal lives to continue. This has multiple benefits, firstly because this way you can still enjoy spending time together (wedding free), and secondly you won’t find all the wedding stuff overwhelming and a chore.