You may decide that since this is The Day you have been planning for your entire life that you need to follow a certain look or pull out every stop. However, you don’t have to wax, tweeze, pull, push, add, and subtract every possible part of your body for this day.
First of all, you want your fiancée to recognize you when he catches his first glimpse of you (he is expecting to see the goddess he proposed to). Whether or not you had your eyebrows tweezed will most likely have no bearing on his feelings towards you at that moment (and if it does, maybe you should reconsider that walk down the aisle anyway!). Get your eyebrows tweezed every month? Then by all means don’t stop. The idea is to do the things that feel right for you.
Here’s an example. I got married last October and I had my makeup done by a lovely and talented makeup artist. She gave me false eyelashes during my trial appointment and it felt slightly weird to me, but fun. However, when she put on those eyelashes on my wedding day, I had a freak-out. On the trip back to the Inn from the salon, I kept looking in the car mirror and just feeling that the eyelashes were too much for me. I didn’t feel like ME and so we turned right around and went back to the salon. The makeup artist was so sweet and she took off the lashes and gave me a more understated eye. I’m so glad I did that because otherwise I would have been noticeably self-conscious and that would surely have affected how fabulous I felt.
The same goes for your hair. Just because many brides wear their hair in an up-do does not mean you have to follow suit. More and more women are getting married with long, wavy locks or partial up-dos. Think about what hairstyle will make you feel the most confident and go with a look in that realm. Having that confidence that you look utterly fabulous is what will make you feel and be gorgeous. Have shorter locks and want a longer look? Have your stylist recommend their preferred brand of temporary clip-in extensions and get some to match your hair color. It will give you the fullness and length you are looking for and the best thing is that it’s temporary.
There is nothing sexier or more gorgeous than a confident woman who owns her situation and goes with the flow with grace and ease. Yes, it is YOUR day and yes it is all about you. But that doesn’t give you the right to be a bitch. There is nothing un-sexier than a spoiled brat bride. You have put a lot of thought, planning, and perhaps money into this one day. So enjoy it. By the time you get to that day, everything is going to unfold as it will and you have little control over it.
So. Let. It. Go.
Just be in the moment and enjoy the company of the special people who are there to support you on this momentous occasion and bask in your good fortune. Not feeling in the right frame of mind because of a snafu or just generalized stress? Smile. Smiling, even when you don’t feel happy, has a physiological effect on your body which will actually help you to feel happier on a cellular level. Not only that, but smiling makes people look absolutely gorgeous!
Drinking water can help you be gorgeous on your wedding day for multiple reasons. In fact, call it the triple-whammy secret to gorgeous! First, drinking enough water every day for at least one week prior to your wedding day can clear up your skin and give you a healthy glow (implement this step even earlier for better results). Secondly, drinking water will fill you up and make you less hungry, which will aid you in your weight loss regimen if you are trying to slim down for your big day. Last but not least, drinking the right amount of water for your body weight each and every day will help your body to rid itself of harmful toxins that can lead to puffy eyes, irritability, and tiredness. You want max energy leading up to your wedding day and drinking water can get you there.
How much water is enough? There are lots of theories out there regarding how much water we should be drinking each day. The fact is it varies from person to person. A general rule of thumb is to divide your body weight (in pounds) by half and that is how many ounces of water you should be drinking daily. Drinking too much water can be harmful, since it can flush out important minerals from your body that you need for proper function of your organs and systems. So, if you’re not sure or if you have a particular health condition, consult your physician regarding the proper amount of water that you should be taking in.
What else are you doing to prepare for looking gorgeous on your wedding day? Share in the comments below.