Can you already hear the wedding bells in your head? If it’s getting closer and closer to the day that you say “I do,” here are just a few tips for looking your best as you walk down the aisle.
1. Refresh Your Skin
There are a number of ways to give your skin a healthy glow. The basics are cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating, and for the best results, you should make them part of your everyday routine in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Other skin treatments can range from hydrating Korean face masks to gold under-eye foil to treat bags.
Don’t get so wrapped up in choosing a dress and veil that you forget about the accessories! From gloves to garters, you can find all kinds of accessories to add a unique touch to your wedding day look. Jewelry is just the beginning.
3. Consider Different Beauty Tools
If there’s any time to get fancy, it’s your wedding day! Don’t be afraid to experiment with things like eyelash curlers, microderm wands, or airbrush applicators. Just be careful about your timeline: Don’t wait until the last minute to decide that you absolutely need a cryo facial freeze tool.
4. Go Easy on Your Brows and Lashes
Remember that your wedding photos are going to last forever. A few decades from now, brow and lash trends might be completely different, and your outdated look will become a source of hilarity whenever you and the kids look back on the scrapbooks. To avoid this fate, opt for natural, timeless makeup, especially around the eyes.
5. Aim for Luxurious Locks
Your hairstyle can make or break your wedding look, so don’t leave it up to the “good hair” gods to bless you on your wedding day. In the days leading up to the ceremony, give your hair deep conditioning treatments that will leave it soft, silky, and shiny. You might also opt for a hair mask with ingredients like aloe vera and avocado oil.
6. Book a Trial With Your Makeup Artist
Many brides like to hire a pro for their wedding, but if you’re among them, don’t wait until the big day to go under their brush for the first time. You have no idea if they’re going to be heavy-handed with the eyeliner or weird about their chosen color palette. Book a pre-wedding trial or consultation so that you can work out all of the kinks in advance.
7. Choose Your Shoes Wisely
You’re going to be on your feet all day, so your wedding shoes need to be up to the task. Rather than towering heels, how about low heels or even flats? You can also switch footwear when it’s time to hit the reception.
8. Buy the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams
All right, this one isn’t “easy,” but your wedding dress is central to your overall look on the big day. Whether you’re opting for Victorian-style beaded trim bodices or sexy, modern-cut gowns with slits to the thigh, you’ll want something that makes you feel like a queen. Browse different wedding dress styles until you find one that speaks to you!