I’m here today to talk about wedding day preparation! Here are some tips to help you look and feel your best!
- Tanning:If you’re going to tan before the wedding, be sure to avoid tan lines – especially if you have a strapless dress. If you’re getting married in the summer, make sure that in the two to three months leading up to your wedding you’re tanning evenly to avoid tan lines. If you’re going to do a ‘fake’ tan, make sure you do it about a week before your wedding to avoid looking orange, or having sweat runs in your tan!
- Hair & Makeup: Get your hair and makeup professionally done. Be sure to do a trial run beforehand to ensure you like the look before your big day. Its actually really great if you can use the same person or service for your engagement session, bridal session and wedding. This will help you to build a relationship with that person and ensure that you get exactly what you are wanting the day of the wedding.
- Accessories: Try on your dress with different accessories you think you want to wear on your wedding day. This way, you know what it looks like with the dress so you know for sure what you want to wear, and are not trying to decide on a necklace, etc. on the day of your wedding. This takes away getting ready time and causes unnecessary stress. And take pictures with your phone of the different arrangements so that you can go back, really think about them and know for sure what you are wanting.
- Shoes: Walk around in your wedding shoes prior to the big day to get them worn in (wear socks in them the first time or two to help keep your feet from getting sores). Also, take some sandpaper to the bottoms to scuff them up a bit so you don’t slip down the aisle or on the dance floor. If you are going to walk around in grass, you’ll want to get some high heel protector caps so you don’t sink in the grass. Lastly, be conscious of walking on uneven grass so you don’t face plant in your pretty white dress.
- Eat & Drink: The best way for you to look your best is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water the days leading up to, and the day of, your wedding. Also, be sure to eat on your wedding day throughout the day so you don’t pass out or get a headache. And if you’re going to drink alcohol, don’t get drunk before photos – especially if it’s red wine that can stain everything (including your mouth). Alcohol will dehydrate you so make sure that up until the reception, you have a glass of water after each alcoholic drink to stay hydrated. Save the big drinking for after all the big events at your reception.
I hope that this article on wedding day preparation helps you prepare for your big day! If there is something important on wedding day preparation that I missed, let me know below and I’ll be sure to add it!
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