Health & Beauty
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.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
3-6 Months Before
1 Month Before
The Week Before
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