Top Beauty Tips for the Wedding
Every couple knows that you will be in the spotlight for hours on your big day – from pictures with your wedding party to walking down the aisle to your first dance and beyond, the pressure to look flawless can be a little overwhelming. No matter how tight your schedule gets, keep in mind that there are some things you need to treat yourself to well before you prepare to say your vows:
Haircuts: To keep your mane looking healthy and happy, make sure to get your last trim and color touch-up two to three weeks before you walk down the aisle. This will give your hair time to grow out a little and look more natural. Grooms should aim to get their final haircut two weeks before the wedding so they lose that freshly-mown look and can greet their brides looking like themselves.
Teeth Whitening: If you worry that your pearly whites aren’t quite shiny enough, make sure to visit your dentist two to three weeks before you have to smile for the cameras. Most people will experience some mild side effects from the bleaching agent and your gums will thank you if you give them time to heal and feel less sensitive before your wedding day.
Waxing: For those looking for the smoothest skin possible, getting a professional wax is a good way to make sure that nothing is missed and frees you up from worry about razor burn on your big day. However, first timers should be warned that it can take a day or two (or three or four!) for your skin to recover and return to normal. If you’re planning on getting your legs, arms, eyebrows, or bikini zone waxed, make sure to schedule your appointment at least a week before the wedding.
Self Tanners: If you want to sport a healthy glow and hide those tan lines, it’s a good idea to leave at least a week before your big day to give time to even out dark spots and correct the dreaded orange face and palms.
Don’t forget: in this case, beauty is not only skin deep. It’s easy to get overwhelmed the week before your wedding with last minute details, worries, and excitement. Make it a priority to stay hydrated and well-rested as your wedding day approaches so that you both look and feel great when you walk down the aisle. Your body and your spouse will thank you!
Post Published on June 6, 2011. Guest Blogger: Andi Edgett. Photo from Lane Dittoe.