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Friday, December 19, 2008

How to Look Great On Your Wedding Day

Brides have always diverse opinion on various ways how to look great on their big day!! But I know one thing, that every bride wants to look perfect on her wedding day. This is a once in a lifetime experience, even if it is your third or fourth go, you still want to look your absolute best on the day! Looking good for the biggest day of your life is something which requires careful preparation by both the bride and the groom.

For me looking great on your wedding day means being radiant, relaxed, and ready to start a brand new existence with the person whom you've chosen to spend the rest of your entire life. Your hair, nail, makep, dress - and how you'd look in that dress - are all part of becoming the bride you wanted to be on that on that special day. Since photographs are taken on that day remain part of your life forever, it's just important to feel and look your best!

Your wedding dress if one of the most important items in your wedding plan. Make sure to take enough time to choose one that suits you best - not your best friend, not your bridesmaid, your maid of honor, and not your mother. For sure, you'll want a dress in which you can stand, walk and dance without worrying about the "wardrobe malfunctions" or causing your discomfort. Allow necessary time if you decide on having the dress made, but even if bought "off the rack", you still need time for tailoring or any adjustments to be made if any.

Like mine, I had to file for a two-week interruption from work (to fly to Philippines all the way from Africa), had my gown finalized in terms of style and my measurements!

Do not empower your dress and your headpiece with a flamboyant hair style or color that overwhelms everything else. Keep it simple and classic, and remember to practice the look you want at home or with your stylist before the wedding day! I remember when I was still on the process of choosing the gown I ever wanted to wear, I used to look at every gown style I see on the net and by way of imagining myself wearing that particular dress!

Have your nails professionally manicured the day before your big day. This is one thing you do not want to do far in advance right? Reduce the chances of a broken nail, chipped polish, of if using applied nails one coming off, by having your manicure as late as possible. Your hands will be one of the focus of attentions when showing off your new wedding ring, and for the photos!

Make up is the last thing you'll make to worry over, and that comes on the big day itself. Don't try to transform yourself into a different person with dramatic eye makeup or dazzling lipstick. Do it light, more natural is better! Use a slightly heavier hand than with your usual daytime makeup so your photos won't have you appearing washed-out looking, but don't overdo it! Avoid deep red lipstick, as well as too pale-pink. Frosted eye shadows or lipsticks are a definite NO!
Make sure to buy a new mascara to avoid clumping, hand it over to your hairdresser or you do it yourself. ALSO, if you ever have a very sensitive skin, this is NOT the time to try a new brand, and the last thing you want to do is head for the altar with blotches or zits thanks to an allergic reaction! :)

The night before your wedding is not the time for partying, so get eight hours of restful sleep. If you're having a rehearsal dinner, or a bachelorette bash, make sure that it ends early, and drink slightly, or better yet, not at all!

Don't gorge yourself the night before. We all know that there might be any strange forces at work which will try to make your wedding gown just a wee bit snug in the morning. To overcome excitement and nerves, try taking a long walk - it can help with prenuptial jitters. A relaxing bath with soothing background music, a cup of herbal tea, and you should be ready to doze off with images of a happy future marriage in your dreams.

DON'T GET TOO EXCITED, TRY TO RELAX AND DO EVERYTHING IN PROPER ORDER. AVOID PANICKING...With these simple tips, I'm sure you will have a perfect wedding of your dream and may this day be the beginning of a lifetime joy and happiness!

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Lynn said...

that's probably why you look so gorgeous on your wedding day, sis. thanks a lot for sharing those tips. will probably consider those in my next wedding. wish...wish...haha!

Madz said...

hahaha, Lynn you must be kidding me! gorgeous, well yea I do agree with you on my wedding day, as I did a lot of effort, loads of exercise for at least 2 months before my big day!

Uuumm don't 4get to invite me huh! hehehe

abdul syukur said...

nice :)