After the ceremony and photos, the bridal party’s bouquets often get plunked down and forgotten. Grouped on a side table in vases personalized with charming name tags, they’re showcased for all to enjoy.
Take a snapshot of your look after the makeup trial. The camera picks up what the mirror might not. Looking at your reflection, you may think, “This is beautiful.” But, once the picture is taken, you may think the foundation is too white or something is off. A photo will help you correct that.
When you are posing for pictures, cross your legs at your ankles for a more flattering look. Also, to avoid a double-chin effect, turn your neck slightly and lower your chin to create a bit of a camouflaging shadow.
To make sure your engagement ring is at its sparkliest for your big day, clean it with a mixture of six parts water and one part ammonia. Use a soft-bristle brush to make it really shine.
Don’ts the Week Before the Wedding
1. Try a new food (hello allergic reaction)
2. Wax anything you have never waxed before (bumpy red irritated skin… and itching)
3. Cook in the middle of the night (hello second degree burns – on my face!)
4. Overeat (it is a tight white dress after all)
5. Starve (it can be a loose white dress if you are not careful – and you can faint)
6. Do anything too sporty (although the cast is white too – it just doesn’t look so good with the dress)
7. Try new makeup (see number 1 and number 3)
8. Get a hair cut from a new beautician (I think this one is a no brainer)
9. Stay awake and worry (no makeup can hide truly dark circles)
10. Forget that it is just a party (down Brideziila! – down girl!)
The last thing you want to pack on your honeymoon is a bunch of guide books! Take advantage of free travel podcasts available online, and your MP3 player can become your own personal tour guide.
Don’t go overboard on your wedding day jewelry. If you are wearing a statement necklace, don’t wear large earrings as well. Making one piece the focal point of your look creates a subtle, sophisticated effect.