My wedding - 2004
Every bride wants to look an absolute knockout on her wedding day. There are going to be hundreds of pictures of the event and lots of people who will expect to see the happy couple looking their best. You can’t just wake up on the day and hope for the best, though. You have to start prepping in advance to make sure you look gorgeous. Let’s take a look at what you should do:
Start Eating Right
As far in advance as you can start eating right. Cut down on the junk you eat and begin to fill your diet with healthier options. Track what you eat if you find this easier! You want to make sure you’re getting a good balance of carbs, protein, and fats. Processed food should be limited as much as possible, but you can allow yourself very small treats here and there to keep yourself on track. Don’t just think about your body and how amazing you’ll look in your dress, but your health, energy levels and the condition of your skin/hair/nails too!
Get Some Exercise
Yep, that dreaded word; exercise. If you want to look gorgeous on your wedding day, you should try to get some form of exercise at least 3 times a week. Just make sure you schedule some last-minute dress fittings just in case you lose more inches! You could even just do a little power walking if that’s what you like. Not only will you slim down, you’ll feel amazing. Your skin and everything can benefit from regular exercise. You’ll also feel especially amazing if you plan to wed on a beach in a hot country!
Choose a Dress That Flatters You
Make sure you leave enough time to pick an amazing dress that flatters you and your figure. This is one of my main regrets because I had to find a second dress two weeks before our big day due to weight loss, and, the dress I chose in a rush was so far away from my style, was too big in the hips (too much beading to adjust it) and I hated it. My husband loved it though so it didn't stop the day from being amazing. Make sure you know your body shape and what is most flattering to it, as well as what your own personal style is. What looks good on others may not make you feel confident, especially if it's so different from your own typical style. Picking a dress that suits you and your personality while boosting your confidence will make a huge impact on you as well as all of your guests and especially your husband to be!
Make Sure You Accessorise
Accessorising is the key to nailing your wedding look. You can choose from a variety of things; bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces. It all depends on how you plan to have your hair and the style of your dress, so make sure you balance out your look. You can find wedding hair accessories of all styles too, even if you don’t want a veil or tiara. There’s something perfect for everyone!
Treat Yourself to a Pamper
This is your big day, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself to a little pamper. Have your nails and hair done. and what about having your teeth whitened and eyelashes tinted? Make sure you feel great about yourself! Just make sure you book well in advance and choose a salon you trust. You can’t risk anything going wrong this close to the big day!
Practice Hair and Makeup Beforehand
If you intend on doing your own hair and makeup, you can’t get enough practice beforehand. You can play with different looks this way and know what you like best.
Have a wonderful wedding day!