Here Comes the Bride


Your big day is just around the corner, and you’re struggling to figure out when to get what done in terms of making sure you shine on the day of. It happens to every bride-to-be, and you are no exception. The first step is to breathe, and not stress. The second, is to know the basics when it comes to timing. After all, it is everything.
When it comes to your makeup…

Trials are going to be your best friend. You want to test out the makeup for the big day beforehand. You wouldn’t want to have some kind of allergic reaction to your bronzer, and not realize it until 5 minutes before you’re supposed to walk down the aisle. It’s also important for the makeup artist (whether professional or not) to know what they’re working with. This is why you should wear a white t-shirt for the day that you plan to test it all out. This way, you can compare your makeup to the pale white, and see if it actually looks good.

The most important thing when it comes to makeup is look like yourself, only ten times better. With this in mind, you should let the artist know what kind of makeup you’re going for. It’s a great idea to print out pictures of example you’ve seen. This way, the artist has something to work with. The rule of thumb is also to either emphasize your eyes or your lip. If you try to do both, you’ll inevitably be wearing too much. With this in mind, you do need to have a decent amount of color, because you have to stand out against the backdrop of your dress.

You should allow at least 45 minutes to an hour for makeup application on the big day, and about ten minutes before pictures so that they can touch up.

When it Comes to Waxing...

Remember how you’re not supposed to wax right before you go to the beach? The same applies for your wedding day. You may be able to hide red, irritated skin for a while, but it will eventually show through. It will also sting a little, and that is not something you want to be focusing on during your big day. It’s key to allow at least 48 hours before the wedding for all waxing needs. This way, your body is used to the wax by the time you’re walking down the aisle.

It’s also really important that, if this is your first bikini wax, to get it down in plenty of time before the wedding. The first time is often painful and results in swelling and redness. That is not something you want to greet your soon-to-be parter with. It might also be a good idea to schedule a trial run for a wax before the wedding. You want to know how your skin is going to react before it’s too late.

When it comes to hair styles…

                Whether you’re doing an updo, half up half down, or flowing locks, you’re going to want to figure out what the exact style is. Keep in mind that you’ll want to dance with your guests during the reception, and you don’t want your hair to get messed up overmuch. This is why it’s important to avoid styles that could lead to this. It’s always okay to accessorize with different bows, headbands, or jewels/pearls in your hair. It can add a feminine element that will make you glow.

                It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and this also applies to haircuts right before weddings. Don’t jinx it. Even if it’s just a trim, they might cut off more than you bargained for. It’s much safer to wait until after the honeymoon is done. The day of, try to avoid putting anything in your hair that will make it hard to work with. You’re going to want dry, clean hair. It is still important, however, to maintain whatever given look you have. You don’t want your groom to not recognize you as you walk towards him.