You Deserve It: How to Treat Yo’Self in the Midst of Wedding Planning
by Sara Haugland October 8
If you’re a bride-to-be who’s been looking for a reason to treat yourself, take this as your sign to go for it! You (yes, you!) deserve to treat yo’self, not just today, but every day. You’ve earned a break from wedding planning, and there’s no better way to utilize that time than filling it with things that bring you joy. Buy the flowers, eat the desserts and get that gift you’ve been wanting – making yourself a priority in any way is oh-so important, especially in this crazy time time we’re in. We’re taking major inspiration from Donna and Tom in Parks and Rec, as it’s time to “Treat Yo’Self” with some of the best vendors Austin has to offer!
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Photo // 2Tarts Bakery
After changing your diet and workout plans leading up to the wedding, it’s safe to say you’re long overdue on satisfying your sweet tooth. Indulge in all (we won’t be keeping track) of the delectable treats from these “sweet” vendors! Remember: you deserve it!
Bonjour Brigadeiro Handcrafted Chocolate & Treats: Nothing says treat yo’self more than delectable chocolate treats! As the perfect bite-sized decadent dessert, chocolate truffles from Bonjour Brigadeiro Handcrafted Chocolate & Treats make for the ultimate treat yo’self snack (or breakfast, lunch or dinner). Don’t worry about taking one of each flavor home with you – we’ve all been there, and it’s completely worth it!
2Tarts Bakery: 2Tarts Bakery lives for those quiet mornings where you can sit down with your cup of coffee and graze on delicious treats, all while catching up on that book you haven’t been able to read during wedding planning. Stop by to snack on a slice of pie, a couple cookies, or a piece of cake while sipping on an ice-cold lemonade or cup of hot chocolate. Enjoy treating yourself at this must-stop treat yo’self location!
The Cupcake Bar: It’s hard to beat a moist, melt-in-your-mouth, freshly baked cupcake as a treat yo’self pick-me-up. The Cupcake Bar definitely goes beyond on the delicious scale when it comes to their cupcakes, donuts, and seasonal treats. Treat yourself to one of their monthly subscription boxes, where now you don’t even have to leave your house to get all of the deliciousness. Winning!
Get Chu Some Blooms
Photo // The Bloom Bar
You “grow” girl! Now that you’ve got the sweets, it’s time to brighten up your home with some gorgeous blooms that are just as lovely as you. Flowers are a universal sign for love, so it only makes sense to love yourself and treat yo’self with some of the prettiest blooms around. Remember: you deserve it!
Bricolage Curated Florals: Treating yourself is an occasion that is worth celebrating with a fresh bouquet of flowers delivered from Bricolage Curated Florals! Treat yo’self with one of their eye-catching bouquets to brighten up your home and bring a smile to your face when you walk by them. Honestly, we give you permission to get as many as you need to fill your home – whether it’s one, two, or five, you can never have too many flowers!
Westbank Flower Market: Think you need an occasion to get a bouquet of flowers from Westbank? Well, you’re in luck, as treating yourself counts as a holiday in our book! You simply can’t walk into Westbank without walking out with something – whether it’s a succulent for the plant lover who can’t seem to keep plants alive or a bright bouquet of roses, these blooms are a must-have when it comes to treating yourself!
The Bloom Bar: Flowers bring so much into your life – the fresh smells, pops of color, and simple joy that comes along with having a beautiful bundle of flowers is unmatched. That’s why treating yourself with floral workshops from The Bloom Bar will give you an excuse to never not have fresh bouquets of flowers around the house! Plus, you’ll become a floral expert yourself, and be able to treat yo’self whenever you please. The ultimate two-in-one!
Retail Therapy (sorry, not sorry, bank account)
Photo // The Dowry
You’ve got the sweets and the blooms, now it’s time for some retail therapy! Let’s just say that treating yourself has no monetary limits, because getting yourself that gift you’ve been wanting is completely priceless. Remember: you deserve it!
Watercolor ATX: At the end of all the wedding planning and your big day, you’re definitely going to want to reminisce on those memories for a lifetime. With a custom watercolor portrait from Watercolor ATX, you’ll have the most special and one-of-a-kind keepsake to remember that day by forever. While you’re at it, treat yo’self with one of their other many custom watercolor portraits and goodies – you honestly can’t go wrong with anything in their inventory!
The Dowry: Not only can The Dowry help you curate an incredible wedding registry, it also serves as a place to get yourself some incredible gifts that may not have made it on that registry! Some of the things we suggest may be: the perfect decor piece to compliment your living room, some stylish platters and utensils to make your dinner parties functional and chic, a vase to house those new treat yo’self florals, or a cozy throw to snuggle in all night long. You’ll definitely want all the goods from this treat yo’self location!
Pamper Your Skin
Photo // Live Love Relax
Relaxing with a nice massage is the only logical ending to a nice treat yo’self day! Sit back, relax, and finish de-stressing before you continue the wedding planning. You can even treat your soon-to-be spouse to a nice massage along with you, because they deserve it, too!
Live Love Relax: Treating yourself to a massage from the experts at Live Love Relax will result in the massage of a lifetime! Once the wedding day arrives, book them for the perfect wedding morning treat, by having an on-site massage scheduled for you and your whole wedding party. There’s no better way to de-stress, treat yo’self, or have the most relaxed wedding day!
Lakeway Resort and Spa: Treat yo’self to a weekend getaway for you and your sweetheart at the Lakeway Resort and Spa! While you’re there, treat yourself to a peaceful spa day at their luxurious on-site spa. They have the full package, ranging from mani-pedis, facials, body scrubs and a couple’s massage – could there be any better way to treat yourself?