Everyone who has ever planned a wedding deserves a prize, point blank - the process is nuts. That being said, if you’re among the tens of thousands of couples who are planning a wedding now, in the midst of a pandemic, you get bonus points for problem solving. It’s an even more intense set of circumstances at play these days, and we truly give credit to you soonlyweds who are figuring things out one day at a time. Whether you’re troubleshooting the transferable logistics of a postponed party, having to reimagine your dream wedding for a much different-looking day, or simply navigating nuptials without literal side-by-side support from your squad #socialdistancingdilemmas, your stress level is sure to be off the charts. We’ve thought up some techniques for decompressing in this unprecedented time, and have also gotten some hints from the original sexual health hype people, MysteryVibe, on a few other ways to tease out the tension…
When it comes down to it, the pandemic has put a pin in so many couples’ wedding plans, while also dredging up a myriad of other pain points along the way. It’s a really awful thing, but 2020 brides and grooms are proving that they’re bosses: they’re getting through it, becoming total trendsetters in the nuanced world of tying the knot. Stress is real, though, so we’re advocating doing a lot of the below things more to make the stress a whole lot less.
Leaning on your loved ones.
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When you’re planning a wedding, you’re always going to need friends and family members there for support. Now, more than ever, though, you’ll need to throw that “I can do it all myself” self sacrificing out the window. Ask your parents to proof things for you if you’re wading through new wedding contracts and vendor agreements. Let your bridesmaids play the role of messenger and pass along information about your wedding on your behalf (so that you’re not flooded with FAQs on the reg). And never forget that you are each other’s biggest confidant, so if you need help reaching out to new vendors or find yourself unable to step away for an important Zoom consultation call, ask bae to tag in! You can get them back later 😉…
Finding healthy distractions.
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And yes, indulging in the occasional craft cocktail at 2pm is perfectly okay (who knows, an Aperol Spritz-induced buzz just might make pandemic planning a breeze - could happen!). No, but really, there’s never been a better time to learn how to take your mind off of disheartening things or press pause on stressors than this one of COVID confusion. Get back on your bike and remember the pressure-melting effect of an Ally Love class #onepeloton. Binge all the Netflix foodie content you can handle and then start recreating some of the mouthwatering meals at home (for real, if you get good enough, maybe you could work some culinary magic for your own wedding). Take a MasterClass together and just let your minds wander and swell with wisdom you wouldn’t have otherwise sought out #postponedweddingmademedoit.
Committing to Extracurricular Enrichment.
Speaking of learning something new together (and swelling...), we suggest taking class work elsewhere - like the bed, the shower, the kitchen, laundry room, on a deck or patio (there’s a time and a place for it, we don’t judge!).... We’ll start with a bubble bath, because stress gets checked at the door. In addition to being therapeutic, a warm bath is a great way to relax your body and get familiar with a flexible, waterproof vibrator, like MysteryVibe's Crescendo. The Crescendo is more than just a smart, body-adaptable vibrator, it’s also a doctor-approved device designed to be a one-stop-shop for men and women alike.
Start in the tub - where tension just floats away - and then continue relieving your anxiety in the bedroom. Seriously, sex is the ultimate solution for maintaining your special connection with your partner, and during the crazy time we’re living in, staying connected is mission critical. While we’re on that topic of exploration, you can also check out MysteryVibe's Playcards and discover pleasure positions you never knew existed. Worry and stress buhbye, say hello to curiosity and pleasure.
Why we’re all about this one?
It’s infinite toys in one! Because of its bendable design, you can flex Crescendo into any shape that works for you or your partner (to be used in tandem play or solo sessions) - and since it’s truly unisex and gender-neutral, people from all orientations can enjoy it. Crescendo has six motors along the length of its shaft, so there are multiple stimulation points throughout. All the motors can be programmed individually and controlled using the MysteryVibe App so you can create a vibe that is completely tailored to you…
A Special Wedding Gift for You.
Whether you’re still counting down to your big day or already celebrated (in a COVID-conscious way), but have your honeymoon on hiatus, you can destress with a little congress… sorry, we had to. MysteryVibe is offering 20 percent off Crescendo, with the promo code "FOREVER20" at checkout.
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