Shape Up

While your goal might simply be to fit into your dream gown, a fitness program will also do wonders for keeping you healthy and stress free in the hectic months leading up to your wedding. If you’re pressed for time, Alive & Well Fitness can bring a personal trainer to your door anywhere in the Lower Mainland. After taking you through an initial workout screen, they’ll put together a bridal fitness plan that’s tailored to your specific needs and the amount of time you have left to reach your goal. One-on-one sessions are $65, or you can add one or several friends to reduce the cost to as little as $12 per person.


Pamper Yourself

If the thought of a boot camp stresses you out, here’s one you’ll be thrilled to join. The Bridal Bliss Boot Camp offered by Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver is all about pampering. The program begins with a personal consultation to determine your areas of focus, before launching into a customized regimen designed to beautify you from head to toe. Start six weeks before your wedding, for example, with de-stressing and detoxing facials and massages, and work down to brightening treatments, waxing – even your day-of makeup and nails. The Bridal Bliss spa package starts at $2,999 and includes a monogrammed robe, spa access for a friend and valet parking.


Get Gorgeous

Want glowing skin and sculpted curves for your big day – and beyond? Owner Joy Stewart of Vancouver’s go-to skincare centre, Touch of Joy, offers an impressive arsenal of treatments to help ready you for your walk down the aisle, whether your wish list includes clear, even-toned skin or a firmer tummy. Taking a holistic approach that factors in diet and lifestyle, Stewart’s Bridal Preparation Program is fully customized for each client’s needs and can include a range of services from microdermabrasion and light therapy to high-tech LPG Endermologie, which effectively tones the body for a trimmer silhouette. Costs vary, as every program is uniquely designed for each bride, but a 1.5-hour facial starts at $175.