(Closed) To all the married Bees – am I crazy to try to workout the day of my wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

What about doing some yoga? That would help you feel relaxed and be less stressful on your body the day of.

Post # 4
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Hah, I love this! I enjoy working out and can almost imagine myself trying to squeeze in a workout on the wedding day. It can kind of simultaneously energize and relax you. I would say it totally depends on the schedule of your wedding day, as frustrating an answer as that is! Like, if you have no objection to getting up at 8am and the ceremony isn’t until the late afternoon, then maybe you could make it work.

Post # 5
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

If your options for the morning are to work out or wander around nervously, i’d say work out. But if there is something productive you could be doing that morning, i’d maybe do that 🙂

Post # 6
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would have loved to do this but my scalp gets really sweaty and my hair would have been so greasy!  If you have time for it, then go for it.  Just don’t wash your hair if you are doing an updo because newly washed hair doesn’t hold as well.

Post # 7
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t see anything wrong with it, as long as you don’t plan on doing anything too strenuous that could have you ending up sore or pulling muscles, etc. 🙂

Post # 8
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you have the time I don’t see why not.  I would have LOVED to have gotten a workout or a hike in but we had hair and makeup starting at 9:15AM…2 moms, 1 SIL, 3 bridesmaids (2 did their own hair).  Our wedding was at 4PM, photographer was coming at noon for getting ready photos prior to the “first look.”  The day FLEW by, I wish I had more time.  I was recently a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a friend’s wedding (6PM ceremony), and her timeline was similar to yours and she had a massage the morning of so I definitely think there is time for you.  ENJOY!  A NYE wedding sounds awesome. 

Post # 9
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I worked out on the day of my wedding; it was wonderful to have some time alone to reflect and it kept me energized all day/night long. I also started getting ready around noon with a 7pm ceremony. It worked perfectly:) If you think it will help vs. stress you out (adding one more thing to do to your day), then I say go for it!

I believe one of the bees ran a 5k the day of her wedding:)

Post # 10
1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

If it relaxes you, go for it! I had a 3:30pm ceremony and I honestly don’t know when I would have fit in time for a workout, but if you have the time (7pm ceremony!) why not?

Post # 11
1104 posts
Bumble bee

I think that sounds fine! I enjoy working out and it’s good stress relief for me. I’m hoping to fit in a walk or jog in the morning with my man of honour too, I think it will be good to get the fresh air and heart rate going a bit before the day gets too hectic. I guess it’s possible you’ll get to the night before and decide there’s too much to do or that you’d rather have a sleep in, in which case you may want to cancel, but unless that means losing money that is totally your choice ot make. Personally I wouldn’t book in with a personal trainer bc I’d rather do my own thing and have the time to myself and not worry if I’m running 10 minutes late, but it sounds like that’s the way you’re used to doing things, so hopefully it will work out for you!

Post # 12
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My ceremony started at 6pm but we started getting ready at 8am. If we’d been able to push it back til 10am, i would’ve at least done 30 min of cardio or some pilates. But i was up SO LATE the night before, after the dinner (which ended around 930, 10pm) pulling last minute things together that I didn’t get to bed til maybe 1230am!

Post # 13
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Not crazy at all!  I did some yoga and some light aerobics the morning of my wedding, it really did help get some of the nerves out. My matron of honor went for a long run for the same reason.

Post # 14
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Narragansett Towers

I look forward to going on a run the morning of my wedding! Go for it!

Post # 15
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Not only do I think it’s a good idea, it is an absolute MUST for me! I will be going for a 30-40 minute run the day of my wedding, no matter what…For me, working out is a stress reliever and a way to organize my thoughts for the day…Go for it, you have plenty of time and it will give you that extra bridal glow!

Post # 16
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would!  As an athlete we never had a day off, even if a tourney or game was that day we would do a light workout.

I wouldn’t do anything too tiring or extreme but I think it’s a great idea.

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