If you’re newly engaged and feeling inspired, it’s most likely that you are experiencing a few jitters considering the task ahead of you. After all, your wedding is supposed to be one of the most special days in your life – but the level of expectation may be causing stress and anxiety; two things that shouldn’t feature on your wedding day!
With so many options available today, it can be overwhelming picking the perfect wedding-day look. Fortunately, a little organization, preparation and the ability to filter out good advice from bad can make the entire process very enjoyable. Here is a list of tips from the wedding industry’s experts that will help create the perfect timeless look for your upcoming big day.
Tip #1: Choose a Wedding Theme You’ll Not Regret
White, nautical or rustic wedding; it’s likely that you have already run into more than a few wedding theme ideas as you browse for inspiration or attend other weddings. The wedding theme should not just be a reflection of current trends and looks. It should be something that reflects your true personality as a couple and one that pulls every other element in a wedding together – from your choice of venue to favorite colors.
If you’ve not settled on a theme yet, take this opportunity to close your eyes and envision the wedding day happening. Imagine how it looks like and how guests feel once they walk in, and the kind of impression you would like to convey.
Tip #2: Picking Your Wedding Dress
Shopping and looking for the perfect dress is both an exhilarating and overwhelming experience. After all, the gown is most likely the most significant – and expensive – item of clothing you will ever have to wear. For a stress-free and successful shopping experience, it is critical that you keep a few things in mind while in a bridal salon.
For starters, you shouldn’t stray from your budget by trying on elaborate designer wedding dresses “just for fun.” Remember, the budget covers more than the wedding dress; you will also need some money set aside for things like the after party matching dance shoes, dress alterations, and even taxes. Keep in mind that the dresses on the hanger look different, and make sure that you love your gown from all angles before testing out its comfort – and choose a dress that makes you happiest.
Tip #3: Picking Your Wedding Jewelry
You may be thinking that all your fashion choices for the perfect wedding-look ended when you found the perfect dress. However, a task still has to be done; accentuating the dress with just the right amount of jewelry. Wedding day accessorizing doesn’t start and end with a pair of rings – the engagement ring and the wedding day ring – it requires finding the right sprinkling of jewelry to finish off your entire look.
The golden key to finding the right jewelry is keeping it plain and simple by taking off something that you feel doesn’t work. For example, if you feel that the necklace you choose does not go well with your favorite gel nail polish color, despite your bridal party telling you it looks fabulous, don’t wear it.
Trust your instinct and walk down the aisle in items you like best. This will reflect on your face and show how happy you are – probably the best accessory any bride-to-be should have!
Tip #4: Picking the Right Hairstyle
It’s not that simple to pick the perfect wedding hairstyle. In fact, it takes longer for women to choose a hairstyle than it does when choosing a wedding dress and the decision usually relies upon months of going through bridal magazines and Pinterest pictures.
Instead, take into consideration your hair type, your own personality (whether trendy and daring or classy and conservative), and the shape and features of your face. It is also important that you take into consideration your dress, location of the wedding and planned activities for the evening. Remember, do your hair justice and ensure that it highlights all the best features of your face in the best light possible, and the look on your groom’s face as you walk down the aisle will be worth it!
Tip #5: Wedding Makeup
One of the many decisions you have to make before your big day is the bridal makeup. Edgy, glamorous, vintage, natural, boho, classic or bold; there are many different looks that you can choose from, and there’s no right answer. Generally, you need to wear more makeup than you usually do because hugs, tears and sweat are not makeup-friendly, and also to emphasize your features for photos and ensure that your beauty shines through in bad lighting.
No matter the makeup look you choose, always have a touch-up kit handy on the wedding day. The kit should include things like a concealer, lipstick, blush, waterproof eyeliner and waterproof mascara. Bonus points go for adding things like a few blotting papers, bobby pins and hairspray.
Tip #6: Prepare the Groom
In addition to everything else, you need to ensure that your man is at his prime on your wedding day. It’s important that your man also gets his appearance right before the big day. One of the things he should consider is choosing a classic hairstyle that is timeless and will still look great in photos 20 years down the line.
Other things include a close clean-shaven look, using highly rated whitening toothpaste before the wedding day and paying a dentist a visit for professional cleaning. Finally, a good night’s sleep will help the groom avoid looking tired and, instead, fresh eyed in the morning.
Tip #7: Go Professional
Even as you plan your wedding, consider enlisting the help of professionals to bring together all the different aspects of your wedding into a glorious, memorable event. Not hiring professionals is a recipe for disaster! This is why you should consider bringing in a professional wedding planner, professional wedding photographer, professional makeup artists, utilizing professional registry services like Blueprint Registry and even a professional DJ.