We all know that wedding planning can take months – sometimes even years! In addition to choosing flowers and linens, getting yourself to look and feel your best for the big day is also so important.
From your hair to your skin to your body, there are plenty of things to consider when cultivating your wedding look. Here’s how I’ve been doing it – and what I would recommend for other brides.
1. Skin: We all want clear, radiant skin on our big days. I’ve never had a facial before but knew that I’d want to get one before the wedding – but getting one right before the big day won’t do that much. You should start taking great care of your skin months before the wedding. Always wash your face at night, exfoliate regularly and protect your skin from the sun as much as possible (no one wants those wrinkles!) Schedule at least three facials at monthly intervals to really get the most from them.
2. Hair: If you want long, silky strands for the wedding, it’s important tot really take care of what you have. You might want to invest in a good blow dryer. It’s also important to keep up with trims, condition often and maybe even start taking some hair vitamins to speed up growth.
Photo courtesy of Bellamint Photography
3. Food: Now, I am not a fan of the word “diet.” I love to eat, especially carb-heavy things like pizza and samosas – but I also knew I wanted to look a bit slimmer for the wedding. I’ve been trying to up my protein intake, eat more frequently and sneak in some fruit every day. I try to eat well during the week and indulge more during the weekend. Even if you don’t have any weight to lose, eating healthy will help everything look healthier and better.
4.Exercise: I do not enjoy working out, but I do enjoy toned arms and a defined waistline. I’ve been working with a trainer in preparation for the wedding and you know what? I love it! I actually think I’ll be sad when I can’t see her anymore. This is definitely an expensive move, but it might be worth it to see a trainer for the last few months before the wedding.
Photo courtesy of Punjabi Deej
5. Makeup: Whether or not you get your makeup professionally done, I can’t stress one thing enough: Plan your makeup out before the big day! Figure out exactly which shades and tools you’ll use to eliminate any stress that day. If you don’t wear much makeup regularly, consider upping your game for the wedding. Foundation, blush and fake eyelashes go a long way in making your look pop on camera.