There is no time in a woman’s life more exciting or nerve-wracking than the arrival of her wedding day. All of those months (and sometimes years) of planning are coming to fruition in a matter of hours, and no matter how hard you try not to be a Bridezilla, the truth is that you want everything to be as close to perfect as it possibly can be.
This is no more true than in the wedding photos themselves, as they will be your forever reminders of that special day where you said “I do” and began your new journey in married life with your partner. Luckily, there are actually a number of ways that you can make sure that you look your best when the photographer comes around to capture all of the bliss and happiness that you are sharing that day, and we thought it would be helpful if we shared a few of them with you.
Do a Test Run
The first one may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how often brides-to-be fail to actually do it: go through a full-blown test run on your hair and makeup. This will allow you to see firsthand exactly what your entire face and profile look like, both in person and in images. Scheduling a bridal session will give the chance to see how your look comes across on camera, too, and you can make any necessary last minute changes before the photographer immortalizes you in your wedding portraits forever. Here are some of my favorite images from Chelsea’s bridal session!
Get Enough Beauty Sleep
Another critical part of looking your best is making sure that you have gotten enough beauty sleep before the marriage ceremony. While this may prove difficult the night before the wedding, actually starting a good rest routine for your big day begins about a week prior to it. So as long as you have been getting plenty of rest leading up to it, missing a few winks the night before shouldn’t have too much of an impact.
A few more helpful suggestions are holding off on trying any new tanning or darkening products until you see how they will look on you. Schedule a tooth whitening treatment ahead of time, avoid making any changes to your skin care regimen, and take extra care of your eyebrows, lips, and eyelashes.
A good general rule to follow is to just stick to the beauty routines and self care that has been working for you up to this point. Right before your wedding is not the time to start experimenting as you have no idea how your skin or its tone will react to new products or treatments.