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We’ve all read those timelines a million times, how and what to get done before our big day…But today’s list is going to be a little bit different in that we’re going to cover some ideas that you probably haven’t thought about. These are points that I always discuss with my bride and they always seem to be in agreement.
1.) This is the most expensive day of your life and you need to look like it.
Am I recommending that you hire the most expensive vendors and max out your card buying the most expensive things you can find? No. But I am suggesting that you look like it with your hair and makeup. For most people their wedding gown will be the most expensive garment they will ever purchase, so in that case in doesn’t make sense to apply tinted chapstick to complete the look. Follow the advice of your hair and makeup team and decide on a look that pulls everything together. A classic chignon or a full-volume blowout always looks like a million bucks and won’t break the bank. And don’t be afraid to go heavier on the makeup and trust the pros when we add more than you would on a normal workday. Pretty jewelry is always my favorite accessory on a bride too. I wore my jewelry as soon as I could on my wedding day because I felt so amazing in it!
2.) Lip products are what make the look.
On the day of your wedding you’ll want to be sure that you have your back-up lip products near you or on you at all times. You can buy a beautiful clutch to keep it in and hold, or you can give it to your Maid-of-Honor. Lips are important because they always complete the look and it keeps you looking fresh in photos. After your makeup fades towards the end of the night your lipstick/lip gloss will keep you looking polished and beautiful. And 9 times out of 10 if people see photos of the reception of you and your lipstick on they’ll assume everything else has stayed on perfectly well.
3.) Invest in your skin, get chemical with it.
I know this sounds obvious but it is so often overlooked. If there’s ever a time to invest in your skin it is this period of your life. Regular facials and a chemical peel here or there will do wonders for your skin (and your self-esteem.) Here’s the kicker – you have to start as soon as you get engaged. Most couples are engaged for a year. This gives plenty of time to not only establish a consistent routine but also allows time if you happen to have a bad reaction with a product or treatment. For the record, I have yet to have a bride ever do so. Setting up a peel schedule truly gives skin amazing results and it will yield a beautiful texture on your skin like nothing else. The smoother your skin looks the better your foundation lays and stays on! Perfect for close-ups such as this…