No Need for Wedding Woes: Plan Your Look in Advance

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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It’s the beginning of your marriage, so it marks an unforgettable occasion. Naturally, you want to look as beautiful as possible on such a special day, so there’s probably a lot you’re thinking about. You want to get your hair right, choose the right dress, and select all the best accessories to complete your outfit too. Many women start thinking about their wedding look a year or more in advance so they can do a range of things to look exactly how they want to. Others might not give it a lot of thought until the wedding is a few months away. Have a look at these top things to consider.

 

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Should You Lose Weight?

 

One major question you might ask yourself before your wedding is whether you want to lose weight. It’s pretty common for brides-to-be to work on their figure in the run-up to their wedding and even to pick a particular dress size they want to fit into. Some even get their bridesmaids to join in on their fitness journey. However, losing weight for your wedding is by no means obligatory. It’s completely up to you if you want to try and lose weight, and it’s certainly up to your bridesmaids if they want to join in. If trying to lose weight is only going to make you miserable, don’t bother.

 

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Beauty Treatments for Far in Advance

 

If you want to look your best for your wedding day, there are some beauty treatments you might be considering. Before you leave it all until the last minute, think about whether you need to try any of them out in advance or get started early. Some cosmetic treatments, like dermal fillers, are best to try beforehand if you’ve never tried them before. They last around 4 months so you can leave time for it to wear off if you don’t like it.

There are also treatments like laser hair removal, which can take several months to complete. You might want to get started on your sessions long before your wedding. Then there are treatments that might need time to heal. Don’t get a chemical peel a couple of days before your wedding!

 

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Getting Perfect Skin

 

One of the things you might be hoping for when your wedding arrives is perfect skin. While you can’t do anything to ensure you don’t get a pimple on the big day, you can do some things to help your skin stay as healthy as possible. A good daily skin routine can help to keep your skin balanced, so it’s clean and neither too oily or too dry. In addition to using products like cleansers and moisturizers daily, you might have some less frequent treatments at a salon, like facials, microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Just don’t have any of the slightly harsher treatments too close to the wedding.

 

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Trying Out Different Hairstyles

 

Getting your hair right for the wedding can take some time. It’s often hard to figure out what you want to do with it and what sort of style is going to suit your look. You can do anything from leaving it as natural as possible to turning it into a sleek updo. As your wedding approaches, make sure you take good care of your hair, so it’s in the best condition for the big day. If you’re not sure how you want to style your hair for the wedding, you should start working it out with plenty of time so you can try a few styles. You might also want to see a few different stylists to find one who will work for you. You might even decide to do your own hair in the end.

 

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Your Wedding Makeup

 

You’ll also need to think about what you want to do with your makeup on your wedding day. Maybe you want to go a natural look, with minimum makeup or even none at all. Or perhaps you want to go all-out since it is your wedding day. As with your hair, you might look for a makeup artist who can help you experiment with different looks, or you might just try out some things for yourself. As well as thinking about what you want your makeup to look like, consider the products you use too. You want your makeup to last all day, even through your happy tears and your reception dancing sweat.

 

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Perfect Your Smile

 

You’ll hopefully be smiling a lot on your wedding day, so you want your smile to shine brightly. As your wedding gets closer, you might want to think about whitening your teeth. However, before that, it could be a good idea to consider whether you need to get any dental work. You should think about that at least a few months in advance so that you can schedule anything you need to do, whether you need a filling or you want to have veneers.

 

Brows and Lashes

 

As well as keeping your skin soft and planning your makeup, you might also want to make plans for your brows and eyelashes. Perhaps you want to make sure you get your brows shaped and tidy them up a little before the big day arrives. You might want to have your lashes feeling and looking strong and healthy for your wedding day. You could also think about lash extensions if you think yours need a bit of a boost.

 

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Get a Mani and Pedi

 

Don’t forget to take care of your hands and feet, especially if your toes are going to be on show during your wedding. Get your nails done a couple of days before the wedding if you’re going to a get a gel polish. They’re tough and will last a bit longer, so they should still look great on the wedding day. If you’re just going for normal polish, the day before is fine – but use a top coat to protect it, so it survives until the next day.

 

Don’t leave the planning for your wedding look until the last minute. Get started as soon as you can to get everything in order.

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