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Get ready to look sexy!

Your wedding day is one that is going to remembered. The whole day is captured in photographs, film and people’s memories. The bride is the centre of attention, so understandably you want to look like a princess, and feel like a princess.

Health & Fitness

Having a balanced diet and doing regular exercise are considered essential to a healthy life, and as your wedding day approaches you may find that sensible eating and exercising can provide other benefits too.

A healthy diet and exercise will give you extra energy needed in preparing for your big day. And it also helps you keep stress levels down, which is important.

If you are committed to losing weight in time for your wedding day, it’s advised that you consult with a doctor or dietitian at least 6-12 months before your wedding day to come up with an eating and exercise plan to assist you in achieving your goal weight. Avoid crash diets which will take all your energy, effect your skin and could be harmful to your health.

Exercise & Healthy Living Tips:

  • What exercise do you enjoy doing? It could be running, swimming, walking, kickboxing – something that you’re quite happy to do several times a week.
  • Keep away from saturated fats.
  • Drink lots and lots of water - some studies have shown that thirst and hunger sensations are triggered together. So if you’re craving a mid morning snack, why not have a piece of fruit and drink more water. Water can not only prevent overeating, but can alternately benefit your weight loss. (Please consult with your doctor before making any major changes in your daily eating.)

Hair

Your hair on your wedding day expresses your personality. So make sure you don’t make any dramatic changes in colours or styles before the day. Your aim is to keep it healthy and to find a hair style and look that will suit your face and personal taste.

Hair Health

If you are planning on colouring or cutting leading up to your wedding it’s advised that you plan the new style and colour with plenty of time to spare, just in case you need to fix it.

If you are trying to grow your hair longer regular trims will keep the split ends at bay. Invest in a good quality leave in conditioner and do regular hair treatments, this will guarantee healthy, shiny hair.

Hair Style

You probably have a hair style in mind but, before you finalise your choice there are a few factors that need to be kept in mind when planning your dream hair style for your wedding day. You’ll want your hair to look good, and to last all day. So when deciding on a hairstyle, you need to consider one that will not only suit the season, but also the location of where your wedding is located. Eg. If you are getting married on the beach, you need to make sure you have a hairstyle that won’t get blown away with the wind. Does the style suit your dress, and are you wearing a veil or a head piece? These are important things to think about when planning your day. Your hairstylist should be able to consult with you in helping you to choose the right hair style for your day.

Choosing Your Hairstylist/Hairdresser

A good stylist will be able to guide you in choosing the best hairstyle for your wedding day. Choose a style that will suit your occasion, and make sure it suits your face and holds on the day. Keep in mind that you may need to book your hairstylists well in advance to ensure your date is available. Here are some tips for choosing a hairstylist:

  • Ask your family and friends if they recommend anyone.
  • Make sure you feel confident with your hairstylist
  • Always book a trial – you need to assess the skills of the hairstylist and they should be willing to try out different styles until you’re happy. Make sure you bring your veil, headpiece or any other hair decorations you may be wearing on the wedding day.
  • Make sure the person you have a trial with is the person doing your hair on the day.
  • Once you’re happy with your hair style take photos so it can be replicated later.
  • Will the hairstylist be coming to you and are you to go to them – If you need to meet them make sure you’re allowing travel time.
  • Are your bridal party and mothers needing their hair done on the day?
  • Hairstylists work with makeup artists as well (or the one person is both) so keep this in mind when shopping around. It may prove to be a more affordable option having the same team (or person) working with you.

Skin

Photographs are the memories you’ll treasure for the rest of your life. So if there are close up photos, you want to make sure your face is flawless, and that no blemishes are hiding behind the foundation. It’s important, leading up to your special day, that you look after your skin before your wedding day.

Diet and Skincare

Your skin can be affected by what you eat – from fatty food, sugar treats and smoking. There are no guarantees, but if you want to improve your skin’s complexion there are a few things that you can start doing to make sure your skin is flawless on your wedding day.

  • Start drinking plenty of water (at least 8 glasses a day)
  • Consider investing in a good skincare routine that will cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. A beautician may be able to assist you with what brands or products will suit your skin type. Make sure you start your skin care routine months before your wedding day, because when you first begin your skin care will release any toxins that are under your skin and pimples will occur. You don’t want an ugly pimple to appear on your nose the morning of your wedding because you decided to do a face mask the night before. If you plan ahead, have a regular routine and a facial or two a few weeks before you can ensure that you won’t encounter the pimple breakout on the day!

To Tan or Not To Tan

Having too much sun exposure (especially in Australia) can cause more harm then good. You want to make sure, that if you are wanting a tan for your special day, that you consider sunless tanning products that are available in leading supermarkets and chemists today. Make sure, before applying, that you exfoliate your body and trial the application well in advance of your wedding to make sure you get the desired look. There are also tanning salons today that can apply a fake tan (commonly known as the spray tan) which is also another and possibly an easier way to apply.

Make Up

When it comes to your makeup on your wedding day it’s important you go for a look that you feel most comfortable with. If you’re not accustomed to wearing makeup, you may prefer more neutral tones which gives a more natural look. If your wedding is outside, you might like to consider wearing foundation with spf, and don’t forget the waterproof mascara just in case the emotions take over on the day.

Choosing a Make up Artist

A professional makeup artist should be able to give you advice on the selection of colours, and will in most cases be able to cover any imperfections with the appropriate concealer and foundation – achieving a flawless complexion. Keep in mind that you may need to book your make up artist well in advance to ensure your date is available. Here are some tips for choosing a make up artist:

  • Select someone you feel comfortable with and who will listen to what you want and who will let your natural beauty shine through.
  • Book a trial – check that you like what is applied, and also that you don’t have any reaction to any of the makeup products.
  • Make sure you confirm that the person doing the trial is the person doing the makeup on the wedding day.
  • Will they be coming to you or are you to go to them? If you need to meet them, make sure you’re allowing travel time.
  • Are your bridal party and mothers needing their make up done on the day?
  • Makeup artists work with hair stylists (or the one person is both), so keep this in mind when shopping around. It may prove to be a more affordable option having the same team (or person) working with you.
  • Make a note of what lipstick or gloss they are using on your day, and consider investing in some yourself which you can use to touch up your makeup on the day in time for your wedding photos.

Teeth

Your smile is well on display on your wedding day, so you’ll want to make sure your teeth are in the best condition. It’s advised that you visit your dentist for a clean and check up before your day to make sure you won’t encounter a tooth ache on your honeymoon. If you think your teeth need whitening you can also ask your dentist to advise on the different services available to achieve that white smile.

Hands And Nails

From the moment your new husbane slips the wedding ring on your finger your hands and nails will be the focal point of the day. You may want to indulge in a manicure and pedicure (if you’re wearing open shoes) at your local salon before the day to make sure they look beautiful on the day.

There is also a variety of different false nails available today that will provide instant results.

The Groom

Although your man may not be too excited about visiting a beautician, many will be quite happy to have their eyebrows and hair trimmed. He should do this about a week prior to the wedding so he looks fresh, and if he’s up to it, consider booking him in for a manicure with you a few days before the wedding.

Health & Beauty Timeline

This is a guide only so tailor the list to your personal time and situation if required.

6-12 Months Before

  • Talk to your doctor and develop a healthy eating and exercising routine
  • Begin your skin care regime
  • Visit your dentist for a checkup and maintenance and discuss whitening if required

3-6 Months Before

  • Book in your makeup artist and hairstylist and organize a trial.
  • Begin implementing any dramatic hair colour or style changes
  • Treat yourself to a manicure and start scheduling regular facials

1 Month Before

  • Schedule your last facial and ensure that your beautician knows your wedding date to make sure your last facial gives you enough time to prevent any last minute breakouts.
  • Have your hair trimmed

The Week Before

  • Get your hair’s re-growth done if you have had your hair coloured
  • Have a manicure and pedicure at least two days before
  • Organise the grooms haircut if he hasn’t already

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