How to have a relaxed wedding

Wedding are known for two things – being the happiest day of your life, and being the most stressful day of your life. Fortunately there are ways to improve on that second point.

According to Pat England of the Hibiscus Spa at the Westin Casuarina, the spa is a very popular destination for couples and wedding parties in the run up to the big day.

“Many times they will come in a couple of days ahead and they will have facials done or another type of body treatment. We certainly do cater to wedding parties and because of the amenities we have, many times they like to come in and spend some time here and just relax before the big moment,” says Pat.

The spa creates a relaxed atmosphere for members of the wedding party to spend some time together, but Pat says it is about much more than just relaxation and
decreasing stress.

“In that moment it is a social gathering, it is a way to get to know each other in a very relaxed atmosphere.

“If you have somebody that really hasn’t spent a lot of time with the other person’s family members they spend time in the spa because it is very nice, relaxed social environment where they can actually sit down and spend time talking to each other and getting to know each other a little bit better,” she says.

Of course, the spa is also a favourite spot for the girls to get together before the wedding, and with private treatment rooms as well as offering nail treatments, it is possible to close an area of the spa so a group can have a private get together.

“It’s that intimate time between mother and daughter, or future in-laws and it just makes a big difference for them to have those intimate moments together,” says Pat.

The couple can also spend some quality time together before the wedding, just relaxing rather than thinking about all the organisation surrounding the wedding day.

“What I find is that the couples enjoy a couple’s massage, spending some time together before the day of the wedding,” says Pat.

The spa does not limit itself to just hotel guests and on site weddings and as a full service spa enjoy many referrals from other properties as well.

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