I know there are millions of articles out there on bridal beauty. The book has been written on everything from fitness boot camps to skin care regimens. However, I wanted to share my tips on bridal beauty since they're short and sweet. Trust me, it doesn't require a year of foresight to be a beautiful, radiant bride!
* Remember to use sunscreen and watch out for tan lines. You want the focus to be on you and your gorgeous dress, not the lingering lines of your favorite bikini.
* Always bring a change of
shoes so your feet will be happy, even through hours of dancing. I love a pair of simple ballet flats for an alternate.
* Speaking of shoes, be sure to wear your wedding shoes in
advance (inside) to break them in. You want to scuff up the bottoms before the wedding day so you won't slip!
* Be sure the person
doing your hair on the wedding day is experienced with veils. If you are getting married outdoors or taking photographs outdoors, the wind could be a factor. Be prepared: have 2 large bobby pins on hand and anchor down the comb that is holding the veil in both directions. This will ensure your veil will stay in place.
* Always bring a someone who you can depend on to the final gown fitting. You will need someone to bustle your gown (usually at the end of the cocktail hour, just after photos). If you have hired a full service planner, many will be happy to attend your fitting and bustle your gown.