Getting married is every girlâ€™s dream. The thought of walking down the aisle wearing that white dress youâ€™ve been dreaming of all your life seems breathtaking and magical all at the same time. Thinking about where to hold the wedding ceremony, what cosmetics and fragrances to wear, or what to write in your vows is just the tip of the iceberg on what to expect when planning your wedding.
While your hands may be full juggling ideas and meeting wedding suppliers, you shouldnâ€™t forget that everyoneâ€™s eyes will be looking upon the lovely bride. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve come up with 6 essentials to keep you looking and feeling the best on your wedding day.
1. Start living a healthy lifestyle.
The best way to keep yourself fit months before your wedding day is to start living healthy. Getting back on your feet for an early morning run and watching what you eat are just some ways to begin a positive attitude on your lifestyle.
While some brides-to-be have no time to hit the gym or plan a regular exercise regime, find the commitment to take fiber-rich food, some greens and fruits to keep those added pounds away. Take less caffeine and take natural fruit juice and water of about 8-10 glasses a day. Increased water intake flushes out toxins and purifies your skin. Do this until the big day and youâ€™ll see improved results on your skin.
2. Stack up some home beauty treatments.
Home beauty treatments for your skin and body save you the unnecessary trip to the dermatologist due to skin breakout. It also saves you from tremendous costs in spas and beauty centers.
To keep you beautifully treated without spending too much, stack up some inexpensive beauty treatments you can do at home such as face masks, foot spa salts and body scrubs. Even a steam bath or a bubble bath complete with aromatherapy candles can do the trick. After all, a natural, blemish-free and glowing skin is the most luxurious canvass youâ€™d like to paint on your big day.
3. Maintain your gorgeous hair.
At least three months before your wedding, make it a habit to visit the salon for a regular hot oil or hair spa. Ask your hair stylist to do some minor trimmings on your hair tips, but not drastically change your hair style. Grow out your hair as much as possible because itâ€™ll be easier to style your hair when itâ€™s longer.
If youâ€™re three months away from that big day, skip the hair color for now since you might want a freshly colored hair a week before your wedding. You donâ€™t need a drastic change on your look yet â€“ thatâ€™s going to happen on your special day. And while youâ€™re keeping your hair healthy and shiny, consult with your stylist and wedding planner on what hairstyle will look good on you: updo, down, or half updos.
4. Plan your make-up artistry.
Decide whether youâ€™ll hire a make-up professional or youâ€™ll do your make-up yourself. Doing your own make-up can save you some wedding costs. However, make-up artists know what cosmetics to use â€“ what shades to use on your skin tone and what special products to apply that would look good on photos or videos.
When you hire a make-up professional, ask for a trial make-up so youâ€™ll know what type of look will go well with a morning wedding or an evening one. Whatâ€™s also great about a trial run on your make-up is that youâ€™ll figure out which cosmetics would be gentle on your skin and would not lead to breakouts after. Brides would also need a waterproof mascara. After all, a once in a lifetime event like this becomes very emotional.
Stash some emergency make-up products like powder, lipstick, and spot on correctors or concealer inside your bridal purse. You have to be prepared for a retouch for that shine and blemish-free face.
5. Wear a suitable fragrance.
On your wedding day, you will be spending the entire day for preparation, the ceremonies, the reception and even the after party. With so little time and so many things to accomplish, you only have snippets of your time to work on retouches. You will mingle with people all day that itâ€™s paramount to always look presentable.
As a bride, you not only want to look good but to smell good as well. Pick a fragrance that would not only suit you but also the occasion. Lighter scents such as citrus or fruity ones are best worn during morning weddings. These fragrances will add a cool touch on your skin. Musky perfumes with warm touches can be used during the evening. If you are unsure of what will suit you, you canâ€™t go wrong with floral fragrances. You can even use a perfume your groom thinks smells good on you â€“ a way of remembering what he likes about you.
6. Pamper your hands and nails.
Youâ€™ve worked so hard for months that itâ€™s only appropriate to get your hands pampered at least a month before your wedding. You may think that your hands wouldnâ€™t get that much attention but your hands will be photographed with your wedding ring â€“ for at least a hundred times. Aside from that, you will be signing papers, cutting the cake, shaking hands with guests and receiving presents.
Start getting regular manicures and hand spas to ease out that tension and avoid those veins from popping out. Nail treatments can reduce having yellow fingernails due to constant use of nail polish. When choosing a nail color for your wedding day, avoid bold colors and resist the temptation to favor nail art despite its current craze. Choose classic or natural colors. Light pink or even the classic French tip would be perfect because they never run out of style.
Now that you have these 6 essentials, you donâ€™t have to worry too much about your big day. Lessen the stress by prepping early and focus on becoming the most beautiful lady walking down the aisle, dreaming of forever with her handsome groom.