Even if you are a simpleton who barely applies any makeup, when it comes to your wedding day, you always want to go the extra mile to look and feel good. While most outfits, accessories, and makeup are taken care of in preparation for the bridal look, there are some things that can be done with minimal effort. Be it overall skincare and health measures or small details like hair and nail upkeep leading up to your big event, there are simple tips and tricks that give you the radiant glow one wants for the big day.
Protect Your Skin
Healthy skin helps you add an extra glow to your finished look. Skincare can manifest in simple hydration, an easy skincare routine, treatments, and chemical peels. However, for the procedures like chemical peels, or a new skincare routine altogether, it is best to start with some time to spare, preferably a year, so that any and all changes to your skin can be adapted to and accordingly resolved to have the desired effect.
Be Careful With Makeup
While everyone knows that makeup is mostly made of chemicals, the trick is in the formulas. Every makeup product is different in its composition thereby having different impacts and finishes on the skin. So, when getting your wedding vanity set ready, it’s always advisable to look into the chemicals used in the products. Check whether they would aesthetically suit you or if they generally have any side effects so that you can pick and choose.
Fix Your Hair
There is a trend of choosing your hairdo well in advance with a professional to get the best results. While this is a great practice that eliminates any last-minute issues, take care not to drastically change your hair before the wedding and especially after your session with the stylist. Not only does it affect your hair, but sometimes, even the smallest of modifications in cut or color can change the whole look of your hairdo.
Experts advise some tips to avoid and quickly resolve any mishaps on your big day. These include keeping your foundation more radiant, and not shiny with a highlighter to emphasize particular areas strategically. For eyebrows, using two colors is said to get a more natural look depending on the hair density. As for lipsticks, using a liner matching your natural color to fill in is recommended so that even if the lipstick fades, it would not look unnatural with a ring around the lip.
Most brides go for their nail design just days before the wedding, it is always good to go for a nail trial. This helps you try out different designs and decide if you want to change the initial design you were going for. Also, some TLC is also well appreciated by experts who advise oiling your cuticles and nails every day to get healthy nails for the big day. Also, avoid any activity that may damage your nails, especially in the days leading up to the event.
Picking and sending your wedding stationery can be a stressful experience. After all, they’re generally small bits of card and you might feel as though there’s a lot to say! If you don’t want a cluttered invite, then here are some things you do and don’t need to include on your wedding stationery.
Obviously you’re going to want to include who is getting married on the invite. It could be a little bit awkward if people turn up to your wedding, not knowing who is actually tying the knot. You can include Mr and Mrs, or your preferred titles, but just the names will be fine…
Don’t: Parents’ Names
It used to be that the parents always paid for a wedding, but this is becoming rarer nowadays. Most people tying the knot pay for the wedding themselves, which means you can exclude the parents’ names if they’re not contributing. This also gets over any difficulty if you have step-parents, blended families, and so on.
Do: Where it is
This is another no-brainer, as you’re going to want to let guests know where they’ll be going. Make sure you include all of the venues if you’re going to be getting married in one place and then moving onto a reception somewhere else.
There’s such a thing as Google Maps now! With space on an invite limited, there’s not much need for directions to the venues anymore. However, you could always include a separate card with directions, suggested hotels, and other useful information on it. This may be helpful for older guests not too savvy with the internet!
Some of these may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised at how much of the vital information gets taken off to make space for something not necessary. Buck the tradition and keep your invites as simple as possible, with just the basics, then opt for a wedding website for more details if you’d prefer!