Looking good at weddings is everyone’s aim; but when you’re the bride, it’s almost a requirement. From the moment your guy slips the ring into your ring finger, and you tell people that you’re officially engaged, whether you want it or not, you’re going to be the center of attention.
Funny how men don’t get all that attention…just a slap in the back with a “congratulations man!” at most.
As busy as you’re going to get all through your engagement and wedding preparations, unless you prepare ahead of time, you’re not going to look good on your wedding day—unless you’re one of those lucky creatures who have perfect skin all year long.
Since most of us don’t have that kind of perfect skin, here are our suggestions for your daily routine on how to maintain yourself, in order to look good on your big day.
GET. PROPER. SLEEP. We can’t emphasize enough on this. Most bride’s end up losing sleep because they’re busy planning the wedding or worrying about the guest list and what-nots. As a result, they end up having bags under their eyes, dark circles, puffiness and even breaking out in acne in some cases. This, in turn, makes it hard for the makeup artist to make them look glamorous yet natural on the big day. Get a minimum of 7 hours every night, if possible.
Most brides start going on crazy diet plans in preparation for their wedding. Opt for a healthier option by working out regularly. Working out regularly will make you feel good, and give you a natural glow that no bridal makeup services can achieve.
Exercising will also help you deal with your wedding stress, making it easier to work through complications of the wedding preparations. Besides, think of it as a favor you do to your friends and family…!
Schedule in your salon dates earliest
Don’t wait until the last moment to select a salon to get your bridal makeup services. Most salons charge more for last minute appointments, especially for brides.
Some salons insist that brides begin their facials nearly 6 months before the big day, to ensure that their face is at its best. If your mother or mom-in-law accompanies you on these appointments, schedule in an anti-aging facial treatment for them as well.
In fact, if you plan on using the same salon for your entire bridal group, then some salons give anti-aging facial treatment for free! Getting a makeup test run at an earlier date is a good idea as well, as it reduces your stress about it, and also gives your face and skin more time to relax.
Eating the proper food and keeping yourself hydrated
This is as important as proper sleep. Don’t starve yourself just because you need to fit into your dream dress. Eat healthy food instead. Having a healthy diet means you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor for a longer time, as you don’t bloat up the moment food goes into your stomach (like when you’re only starving yourself).
Drink lots and lots of water.
Keeping yourself hydrated is the best way to ensure that your skin is at its best on the day of your wedding. Trust us when we say no makeup can make you look better than this tip. It gives you a healthy glow, and help the makeup look and sit better on our face.
Above all, don’t forget to smile and relax; you look your best happy!