When it comes to your wedding day, you want to enjoy every single minute of it, and you want to look absolutely beautiful while doing it! Sometimes, we can go a little overboard when it comes to ensuring that we’re putting our best face forward and things can take a bit of a hard left. The important thing to do is to determine which mistakes to avoid and how to handle them if they do threaten to ruin your day.
Luckily for you, The Knot has surveyed hundreds of wedding beauty experts about their top tips for brides leading up to the big “I do”. Here’s what they had to say:
Avoid Red Wine and Dark-Colored Berries – You may have heard the saying that a beautiful smile is the best accessory someone can wear; well this is especially true when it comes to a bride on her wedding day. Red Wine and Dark-Colored foods can stain your teeth and make for an unsightly distraction in pictures. The experts’ advice? Invest in a professional whitening service or try Crest Whitestrips about a month before the wedding.
Don’t Tan – Every bride wants a gorgeous glowing tan for their wedding day, but resist the temptation! Not only are you risking skin damage, but also the chance of turning out like a Jersey Shore cast member – especially if you’re doing a spray tan. Plus, consider what happens if your spray tan runs onto your gown, or if your skin looks noticeably orange against the white. This is a very bad look and cannot be fixed.
Don’t Change your Birth Control, Skin-Care Regimen, Detergent, etc. – Avoid major changes like this less than six weeks before your wedding. You may think a new “miracle” cream will make you look 5 years younger, but it’ll be hard to tell under all of those blotches and hives if you have a bad reaction.
Watch Your Salt Intake – Stick to low- or no-sodium options starting at least a week before the wedding. Sodium holds 50 times its weight in water, which means that skipping salty foods, sauces, and dressings can help you shed two to five pounds the week before the big day.
Pack the Emergency Beauty Kit – Even if you think you have everything in order, something may still go wrong. Your emergency beauty kit will prove to be a lifesaver in these types of circumstances, so be sure to pack it with items such as different sized safety pins, double-sided dress tape, a mini sewing kit, scissors, a tide-to-go pen, bobby pins, blotting paper – the works. Trust us when we say that you’ll be glad you planned for the worst.
To check out all of the great tips that these experts have to offer, visit theknot.com and let us know if you have any of your own to add to the list!