20th July 2019
10 tips to help you prevent & cure a nasty hangover after your wedding
1. Eating a filling meal the night before
You might have the jitters the night before the wedding but make sure to eat a filling meal, enough to keep your body energised and to help soak up that early-morning prosecco. Don’t overdo it though – you don’t want to be bloated on the day.
Drink up throughout the wedding – and we’re talking about H2O. Having one to three glasses of water for every alcoholic drink you consume allows your liver plenty of time to metabolise the alcohol, minimising hangover symptoms.
3. Skip the morning mimosa
As much as you’d want to, keeping the morning booze to a minimum. You don’t want to get bloated before the ceremony and your hangover symptoms will start festering rather early, which you really want to avoid.
4. Gatorade is your bestie
Sports drinks or even coconut water will help replace fluids and electrolytes lost while consuming alcohol. Alternate between your fav alcoholic drink and a sports drink to allow your body to catch up.
5. Opt for clear alcohols
Not everyone gets boozied up on their wedding day, but if you want to go wild, opt for clear alcohols. Congeners are toxic alcohols that increase your chances of getting a nasty hangover. So, ditch the whiskey, cognac and tequila and stick to vodka, gin and rum. It won’t be as bad.
6. Pop that painkiller
If you’ve woken up with a hangover, there’s still time to cure it. Popping a mild painkiller (anything containing ibuprofen or Naprosyn) will do the trick.
7. Stock up on ginger
Ginger is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a great remedy for an upset stomach. If you can get your hands on fresh ginger, or ginger tea, or ginger-flavoured sweets, all the better.
8. The baking soda remedy
One of the worst parts of having a wedding hangover (or any hangover really) is by far an upset tummy. To help ease the queasy feeling, add a teaspoon of aluminium-free baking soda to a glass of water. The salt will speed up your rehydration and help cure your parched mouth, headache and dizziness quickly.
9. Sleep it off
If you can sleep through a hangover, you’re one of the lucky ones. Depending on the amounts of alcohol you’ve consumed you just might get some shut-eye and breeze through your post-wedding hangover.
10. Eat a hearty breakfast
After drinking your way through the night, a nutritious breakfast the day after is just what your body craves. Help maintain your sugar levels by downing a hearty breakfast with eggs and bacon to combat the common hangover symptoms.