Over the years we have seen a lot of beautiful brides and handsome grooms on wedding day; one thing we are big believers in is preparation after the engagement that can help you look your best on the big day. Guess what? We even did the research for you! Here are some of our tips on how to look your best, not only for your significant other, but for your wedding images as well.
Manicure/Pedicure: This one should seem like a no-brainer. Keep those nails clean and polished! Not only will people be asking to see your ring after you are engaged, but this is a bi-weekly or monthly routine that will keep your nails healthy. Not to mention, we will see your nails in your wedding images. BONUS: MEN, this is for YOU too! Who says manicures/pedicures aren’t masculine? Not only do your nails look better after, but it feels amazing. Seriously, you even get a little mini massage.
Teeth Whitening: This is for BOTH brides and grooms. It is nice to have beautiful pearly whites for all of your wedding images. It doesn’t even have to break the bank! We recommend Crest white strips for our more budget friendly couples. (Or, some visits to your dentist will do the trick, it may just cost a little more) Start this routine 3-6 months before the wedding for best results. A white smile can truly lighten and brighten any picture.
Get some rest: Yes, sleep! Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more. Most healthy adults need 7.5-9 hours of sleep each night to to function at their best.
Eat healthy: Even though it may be hard, eating healthy really does make your body and mind feel better. (Put down the donut and pick up some broccoli! Ok, maybe one donut won’t hurt..) It also helps reduce bloating, irritability, and fatigue. What else? Drinking at least a gallon of water a day helps tremendously as well.
Get Fit: No, we are not intense workout pushers here (we love fried foods and sweets, too) but working out can help tone you up before the wedding, as well as help your posture. It also detoxifies your skin, gives your more energy, helps you lose any weight that is bothering you, and boosts endorphones- healthy and happy, win-win! Not to mention, helps with the occasional stress of wedding planning. Gym memberships can cost anywhere from $10-100 a month, no need for a trainer. But, if you need that extra motivation and accountability, a trainer may just be the right fit for you!
Start treating your skin right: This one is important, start taking care of your skin months in advance. Cleansing and hydration is essential to clean, clear skin. A good moisturizer, hydrating serum, and facial routine will help give you picture perfect pores! Don’t forget the rest of your body- a good body scrub can smooth the rest of your skin and a good moisturizing lotion will keep it feeling like silk.
Don’t neglect your brows: Have scarce brows? Encourage growth by upping your vitamin A, C, and E intake. Also, try not to pluck or wax them for awhile. It may be difficult to shape, but this will help with hair regrowth. There are also some great salons that offer henna and natural looking tattooed brows! Too much brow? The best advice would be to see a professional that can shape your brows with waxing or threading. Or, old fashioned tweezing is an option as well- just don’t over pluck! Brows have recently become a major trend; they help define and shape your face. Don’t neglect them!