Weddings are a huge logistical undertaking at the best of times. There’s so much to do from deciding on the catering, booking the venue and sending invites to your guests. When it comes to the actual day however all we want is to look good, feel great and have a good time. That’s why getting your beauty ritual right is so important.
Here’s our guide to looking a million dollars on your special day:
Your personalised to do list:
Take the stress out of wedding beauty by making a personalised list of things that you’ll need to do in advance. This will be different for everyone, but might include some of the following:
1. Choose a hairstyle: think elegant bridesmaid hairstyles, curls, hair extensions. Anything goes on your wedding day.
2. Pick a make-up artist: find someone you trust, whether it’s a professional or friend, and ask them to come over on the morning of your wedding to beautify yourself and the rest of the wedding party.
3. Pick a beauty theme: just like everything else at a wedding, it’s important that everyone’s beauty look is on a theme. If you’re going for a glamorous theme with bridesmaid hairstyles and long dresses, make sure everyone is on the same page. Likewise, if you’re more casual make sure everyone knows – no one wants to turn up looking out of place.
Once you’ve got the big things sorted, you can go into more detail on how you want to look. There are lots of different options for brides-to-be and it’ll depend in part on the kind of wedding you’re having. A glamorous evening affair might require a heavier look with thick black eyeliner and red lips. On the other hand, if it’s a casual summer outdoors event, go easy on the dark colours and keep your skin fresh and natural.
Whatever you do, it’s important that the look suits your personality. You don’t have to become a different person for the day. Just look at accentuating your normal look to make it camera worthy. Cameras don’t pick up as much nuance as natural light, so to look good in your photos just go a bit darker than you normally would. This is especially important if you’re having a photobooth, as many people do at weddings these days. If you’re feeling particularly generous you could even offer extra make-up for people to use before they enter the booth. Everyone loves a spruce up mid-wedding.
Just like everything else when it comes to wedding planning, beauty can be stressful. But remember this is all about making you feel good and look great on the day. Don’t worry too much what others think, just find a look that’s right for you and enjoy the best day of your life.