Once you slip that sparkly ring on your finger, it’s happily ever after. Or at least you thought it was, until you realized you have an entire wedding to plan. Wedding planning can be a stressful time between picking out font styles for your invitations and finding the perfect shade of coral for the reception napkins…the list goes on and on. While all those elements are certainly important, the main attraction for the guests will be the glowing bride. Nailing down your bridal look is crucial and the following are steps to make sure you get all the details right.
Search For Inspiration
Before making any decision, take some time to look through bridal magazines, Pinterest, old movies, or wherever it is that you draw inspiration from. Decide how you want to look and, more importantly, how you want to feel. Old Hollywood glamour? Magical forest fairy? Whatever it is, make sure that each part of your bridal look embodies this aesthetic and feeling and you will look thoughtfully put together on your big day.
There are a few considerations for hair. Will your wedding be outside? Does your dress have a high neckline? Will you be wearing a veil? Walk through every aspect of your day, the external conditions like weather, what you’ll be wearing, etc. Once you have a style in mind, run through a trial session with your hair stylist before the wedding. This will ensure you are both on the same page, as well as provide a dry-run to see how much time you should allot for hair styling on the actual wedding day, although it’s probably prudent to add an additional 30 minutes on to that.
On Point Make-Up
A wedding ceremony plus a reception to follow can make for quite a long day and night when it comes to having picture perfect make up that stays in place. A professional make-up artist is the best choice to ensure your make up is perfect down to every lash and that your make up will last throughout dancing, sweating, and happy tears. To make matters even simpler, look for a salon that offers complete Arvada bridal services and you may be able to bundle hair styling, make up application, and nail services together for ease of scheduling and possibly even a discount.
Think Sun Kissed Bronze, Not Orange
If you’ll be wearing a white dress, sometimes it’s nice to have a little color on your skin to really make the white color really pop. However, try to get a tan that looks as natural as possible as you don’t want your guests to make Jersey Shore references during the ceremony. A great recommendation is to try spray tanning. Since it’s temporary, you can test out the right shade for you well in advance of the big day.
A Little More Bling
While your engagement ring will certainly be the star of the jewelry show, a few simple pieces of jewelry can really compliment your wedding gown and tie the whole look together. Long earrings can elongate your face and make you look thinner while elegant pearl studs can add the perfect touch of class to an old school glamour up-do.