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10 things you need to do the night before your wedding



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The night before your wedding is such an exciting time – your big day has almost arrived! But you need to make sure you spend this time wisely, as there’s a lot to consider.

By looking after yourself the night before your wedding, you’ll wake up feeling your best and totally refreshed.

We’ve rounded up the 18 essential things you must do the night before your wedding, so you can really make the most of it.

1. Set Aside Some Time with Your Partner

If you’re following the wedding tradition that the couple spend the night before the wedding apart, then make sure you set aside a little bit of time that day or evening to just be together. Go for a walk, or have a lovely lunch together and savour that feeling of ‘the next time we see each other, we’ll be getting married!’

2. Open Your Night Before the Wedding Gifts

Yes, this is a thing! Plan to exchange a cute wedding gift with your partner – it could even just be a handwritten letter – to open and enjoy the night before your wedding. Why not write a list of all the reasons why you can’t wait to marry them?

3. Clean Your Engagement Ring

It’s super easy to clean your engagement ring at home, so make sure you give it a polish the night before your wedding. That way it’ll look at its very best paired next to your fancy wedding ring in all your photos!

4. Pamper Yourself

Now is not the time to try out that new face mask you’ve read about, just in case you have a reaction! But have a lovely bath and use products you know you’re okay with, to give yourself some time and headspace to relax.

5. Get Your Nails Done

Treat yourself to a luxury one that involves a little hand massage and some nice moisturiser if you can, so your hands are at their very best ready for their close up.

6. Read Through Your Speeches and Vows

If you’re giving a speech, now is the time to read through it again, and the same goes for your vows. A couple of calm, leisurely read-throughs will ensure you feel confident and capable when it comes to saying them aloud on the big day.

7. Check Everything is Ready

What do you need? Dress, shoes, particular bridal underwear? Make sure you have everything ready and you know exactly where it is to avoid any last minute panics on the morning of your wedding. Make sure your partner does the same too – you don’t want any panicked calls interrupting your getting ready vibes on the morning of your wedding!

8. Turn Off Your Phone

Have a switched off evening – give people your maid of honour’s phone number for emergencies so she can field any urgent calls, but stay off social, give yourself a break from group chats and most importantly – do not check your work email! Taking a break from your device will help you to feel more relaxed.

9. Eat (Reasonably) Healthy

It can be tempting, especially if you’ve got all the girls over for a sleepover, to order a big, greasy Pepperoni Passion. But you will not feel your best after doing it – no one wants to wake up at 3am on their wedding day feeling dehydrated and greasy.

10. Drink Some Water

Yes, have a glass or two of bubbly – it is your wedding eve! But don’t go crazy – you do not want to be hungover, and the more hydrated you are, the better you’ll look and feel.


Hypertension: 3 fruit juices that may help regulate blood pressure levels




Unhealthy eating habits, long working hours, and stress are some of the factors that have led to a number of lifestyle diseases; hypertension being the most common one.

Hypertension develops when blood imposes a greater force on the walls of the arteries, which leads to rise in the blood pressure level that crosses the top borderline range of 140/90 mmHg.

Blood pressure is basically the pressure that is levied on blood vessels as the result of blood flow and contraction and relaxation of the heart.

Hypertension, in its early stage, does not pose any serious threat. However, if it is not treated in time, it can lead to cardiovascular problems like heart attack and heart stroke.

That’s why a high blood pressure patient is advised to follow a healthy diet and include foods that are known to curb hypertension.

A balanced diet consisting of a mix of nutrient-rich foods can help a great deal in managing hypertension. Doctors advise consuming more foods with potassium and avoid foods with high sodium content.

Apart from healthy meals, salads and fruits, juices made from some fruits may do wonders to keep hypertension in check.

Here are some fruit juices that may help regulate blood pressure levels-

1. Pomegranate juice

Pomegranate juice comes packed with essential vitamins and potassium that helps in smooth circulation of blood. Pomegranate juice is also known to fight and eliminate ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) – an enzyme that stiffens the blood vessels that leads to a rise in blood pressure.

Cranberry is a nutrient-dense fruit but its high content of Vitamin C is what makes it a great food for hypertension. Low-calorie cranberry juice helps in dilating blood vessels and proper circulation of blood.

3. Orange juice

This refreshing juice made using Vitamin C-rich fruit – orange – contains potassium, folate and natural citrus bioflavonoids, which help keep blood pressure levels low, improve metabolism and help in maintaining sound heart health.

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Fear commitment? Here’s what you need to know about Gamophobia




Are you afraid of dating and committing to a single person? Do you have a fear of saying “yes” to a marriage proposal?

When a relationship becomes serious, do you always break up? Then maybe, just maybe, you are a Gamophobe.

Gamophobia is the fear of commitment or the fear of marriage. A Gamophobe is one who has Gamophobia.

If you’re afraid of becoming emotionally and/or romantically involved with another person, then my friend, you’re a Gamophobe.

Do you still have doubts about your Gamophobic status? Let me give you a few signs of Gamophobia.

  • You’re always insecure in relationships
  • You’re unstable emotionally
  • You have intense fear of falling in love
  • You look for reasons to break up when the relationship is getting serious
  • You have trust issues
  • You get easily gets depressed when talking to someone new
  • You have this anxiety about settling down

Having said all that, the fear of commitment/Gamophobia can come in three forms:

1. Fear of intimacy/Genophobia

Genophobia is the fear of having sex.

When one is frightened by the thought of having an emotional or sexual relationship with another person, that’s a sign of Genophobia. In some cases of Genophobia, you might yearn to be intimate with another person but when it’s time to get down, you’ll find yourself drawing back. Childhood abuse is sometimes a major cause of this.

2. Fear of inhibition

When you shoot your shot and get turned down, you’re likely to feel sad and embarrassed. That feeling of embarrassment is called inhibition.

As a result, the fear of being ignored, embarrassed, or not receiving all of the affection you deserve in a relationship can lead to gamophobia.

3. Gynophobia and Androphobia

Gynophobia and Androphobia are the fear of women and men respectively. Gamophobia and commitment troubles might arise from someone who despises the opposing gender.

Now that we’ve looked at the forms and signs of Gamophobia, let’s have a look at the causes.

Oftentimes, bad experiences from previous relationships can make you lose interest in commitment, and this can gradually turn into a phobia.

  • Bad childhood experiences

Growing up in an unhappy or broken home can make you become a gamophobe. Being abused as a child emotionally, sexually or physically, also triggers gamophobia.

Someone who is naturally uncertain about themselves or other people can struggle to remain committed in relationships. This is not about their partner, it is always about their personality.

Are you Gamophobic and think you need help?

  • Surround yourself with couples in a happy relationship, and;
  • Try consulting a therapist.
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4 types of men women admire easily



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Romantic attraction is a complicated thing that scientists still don’t completely understand.

But, through research and experimentation, they’ve come up with many ideas about what draws one person to another.

Below, are some insights about the traits and behaviors that make men more appealing to women.

1. Men with beards

If you are a guy and you don’t have beards, please try your possible best to start keeping beards because ladies loves guys with beards. Ladies find guys with beards attractive.

2. Successful guys

That’s not to say that serious can’t be sexy, either. You may have heard that celebrities are attractive, and a big part of that is that, well, success is sexy. When you can do things that other people can’t do, when you can blow people’s minds, drop people’s jaws or make them stop and stare, you’re going to have a much easier time dating.

3. Good looking guy

Good look can be a factor, but they’re not as important as you may think. Women typically choose better-looking guys for flings, not long-term relationships.

4. A man who is persistent

The way to be persistent without looking needy is to be charming. Asking a girl out multiple times isn’t creepy if you find a way not to be creepy about it. What helps with this is always having a smile, and not looking disheartened if things don’t go your way. Being able to move on and try again is powerful as it shows the girl that you have core confidence and small things don’t shake you.

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