Have you ever made a joke about one of your friends, siblings, cousins, coworkers, etc. getting absolutely crazy while wedding planning, but then quickly STFU when you started planning your own? We ALL have our hands up here at Wedding Chicks. Hands, maybe even feet. Because that’s what people do when they’re not in the throes of it themselves. We throw shade and get judgy, because from the outside looking in, there’s always this illusion that wedding planning is a happy time: there’s a ring, there’s a wedding, there’s a whole “happily ever after” to come - preceded by gifts and toasts and parties in the couple’s honor. The dream. And when we (and we’re saying this as a collective ‘we’) see a bride get pouty or pissy with her friends or fam or partner, we 🤦🏻♀️ and say #bridezillamuch? It’s a really f*cked up thing we do, because wedding planning isn’t rainbows and butterflies all the time. Of course, it’s a wonderful milestone and occasion to celebrate and look forward to, but it can also straight-up suck. It’s stressful and pressuresome. It can lead to arguments and/or resentment between partners. It’s really just a lot. This is why we’re so excited an app like TĒM Bride finally exists.
Wellness, but make it the engagement edition
Women always need to keep wellness and self-care in mind, but in the middle of busy lives, careers, relationships, etc. it’s a challenge. (Not to say that it isn’t hard for everyone, it totally is). Now, when you complicate (and we don’t mean that in a bad way, either) life with wedding planning—one of the biggest events in our adult lives—it becomes damn-near impossible to keep wellness and self-care prioritized. The crammed-up spa session you pencil into your bachelorette weekend doesn’t count, either. Especially because you probably aren’t even in a mindset to relax, you’re either worried about your skin and how long it’s been since you had a facial or things popped, removed, or extracted from your pores or talking to your masseuse the whole time you’re getting your massage, because you know he or she can tell how much tension you’re carrying in your body.
The TĒM Bride app was designed to remind you that yes, while the event you’re planning right now is a pretty BFD, the journey to the altar and your own mental health and fitness are just as important. Enlisting rockstar vendors, assembling your “I do” dream team (the VIPs in your wedding party), and knocking things off your nuptials to-do list is great, but if you’re not keeping tabs on yourself and how you’re doing on this wild and crazy adventure, then you risk showing up to your wedding day in a less-than-100 kind of way.
An app that cares about your bride vibe
There are soooo many resources out there for couples planning weddings. Books, blogs, style guides, Insta feeds, Pinterest (singular, because it’s a beast), and apps. But when it comes to the apps, it’s really just about organization and timelining, making sure x, y, and z things get ticked off the list at such and such a time to ensure the wedding goes off without a hitch. TG for them, too, because very few people have that internal Post-It note system highlighting top line concerns in their heads (I sure as hell don’t). It might be a stunningly-beautiful wedding by the time the big day arrives, but if you’re not feeling your best or most beautiful self at the same time, then what’s the point?
TĒM Bride is an innovative wedding wellness app, tailored specifically for brides, that focuses on physical and mental wellbeing. It is all about you. The traditional wedding logistics of dates, venues, invitations, guest lists, etc., are the expected planning tasks, but what about the physical and emotional preparation? Wedding wellness takes into account all of the intangibles that go into you feeling your best as you get ready to walk down the aisle. Are you mentally clear and prepared to handle the emotional stress? Are you physically fit and confident wearing the dress you picked? Are you eating well and enough leading up to the wedding? What about the day of the wedding—are you kicking off the day with a routine that’s not rushed and that nourishes your body, mind, and soul? There is a lot more to a wedding than planning. There is preparation. Wedding wellness is the physical and emotional preparation you need to hone for your special day, and TĒM Bride looks at it through the lenses of health, wellness, and beauty.
At its core, the health functionality of the app serves as an accountability tool to make sure that you have a plan, complete that plan, and stay cognizant of how progress or stalls in one planning area affects others. The content is curated by experienced professionals and specialists focused on the emotional and physical needs of a bride. You can create an account and invite your bridal party to join. Based on your unique ‘time-to-wedding,’ TĒM Bride content will fill the calendars and rounds of each member, creating a roadmap for your wedding wellness preparation. Additionally, each of you (bride and bridesmaids, bffs, siblings, etc.) can create events, start chats, share photos, and much more.
Nope. This is not about losing weight or #sheddingforthewedding. It’s about getting exclusive access to tools that help you achieve your wedding health goals. You can follow your bridal team's progress, schedule reminders, manage the overwhelming and inevitable wedding nerves, and (if you so choose) get fit and stay fit by working with TĒM Bride’s hand-selected group of top trainers and therapy professionals.
To recall what we said earlier, looking fab for your wedding day isn’t just a one-and-done thing. One trip to the spa for treatments, a run to Sephora, and/or some serious day-of makeup kit planning with your MUA. It’s a totally immersive mission, one that would pair exceptionally well with dermatologist recommendations, advice from top hair and makeup specialists, and the best in product callouts for your skin, hair, nails, etc. All available in one place, the TĒM Bride app.
Download the app now for just $3.99/month and see why we’re so obsessed.
And follow along with TĒM Bride on IG to see how wellness can work for brides and their best crews