After having a fabulous meeting with Tonya Braddock of BLUSH wedding and events , I thought it was time I dedicated a blog entry to all of you brides and brides to be. I mean, you all want to look and feel your best on your big day …right?!?! Preparation for your wedding should begin well in advance and that includes your beauty regimen. You should care for your skin, hair, and body months before your wedding however here are a few last minute tips to help you look and feel your Prettiest on the day your dreams come true.
It’s always important to drink water but in the days leading up to your big day, make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. This will give you the glow and clear skin you are seeking.
If you wake up with a pimple , do NOT squeeze it. This will make things worse. There are concealers that you can use to cover it up. Take a lip brush and lightly dab the concealer over the pimple. Your makeup artist can also help you with this.
Do not try any new products (including makeup) the week of your wedding. It’s best to try these products well in advance in case of a breakout or allergy caused by the product. Make sure you use products that are right for YOUR skin. If you are unsure, visit a beauty sales counter and seek their advice on what is best for your skin type.
Do not get a facial the week of your wedding. A facial can cause irritations or redness , especially with first-timers or those with sensitive skin.
I suggest hiring a professional to do your makeup on the day of your wedding. Not only will you look gorgeous but you will feel great too. There is just something about having someone else do your makeup (and hair) . For me, I am very content sitting in a chair allowing others to work their magic on me. It feels glamorous. Please, Please, Please practice with your artist before hand. Just because they claim they are a professional does not mean their work is fabulous or that their personality will click with yours. Again, do not try any new products the day of your wedding just in case you have an allergy to that product.
Do not try out any new styles or color in the month (or months) leading up to your wedding. Enough said.
Most of your bodycare (along with the above) begins months before your wedding. Drink plenty of water. Stay away from sugar, carbs, and grease in the days leading up to your wedding. These cause stress and bloating and you do want to fit into that beautiful (and probably expensive) wedding dress.
Many people suggest a massage the day before or day of. I , however, do not suggest this. Depending on your stress/tension level, you may come away from the massage a little achy after having those muscles worked on. You don’t want to be in pain while dancing the night away at your rehearsal.
I hope these last minute preparation tips help you not only look great but FEEL fabulous. It’s YOUR day. All eyes are on YOU. Enjoy your day as a Princess.