Wedding Prep: Simple Steps To Ensure You Look And Feel Your Best

We all want to look and feel incredible on our big day. If you’re counting down the days until you tie the knot, you may be on a mission to ensure you look a million dollars when you walk down the aisle. There’s a lot of pressure on one day, especially when you’re the centre of attention. The good news is that you don’t have to overhaul your lifestyle or spend a fortune on a dramatic makeover. Here are some simple steps to ensure you look and feel your best on your wedding day. 

Skin care

The first step to take when getting ready for your wedding is to take good care of your skin. Wedding planning can be stressful, which can take its toll on your skin, and it’s also common to worry about skin issues, such as breakouts, oily or dry skin, fine lines and redness. Adopting a daily routine in the months before your wedding is a brilliant way to boost skin health and make you feel more confident. Take time to cleanse and moisturise twice a day and add targeted treatments, such as serums and eye creams, to tackle specific concerns. Always choose products that suit your skin type. It’s a good idea to seek advice from beauty or skincare experts if you’re not sure what to buy. 

As well as sticking to your daily skincare regime, it’s also important to drink plenty of water and embrace healthy eating. Foods including avocados, oily fish, nuts, seeds and berries are great for your skin and they are packed with a host of vitamins and minerals that offer an array of other health benefits. 

Many brides want to enjoy a healthy glow on their big day. If you feel more confident when you’ve got a tan, but you don’t have time for a holiday in the sun, you could use tanning products. It’s critical to prepare in advance if you are thinking about booking a spray tan or using self-tanning products at home. Test out different brands and products and see which suits you best and offers the best results. Aim for a natural, golden glow. To enhance results, exfoliate 24 hours before, use a mitt to apply the lotion or spray and moisturise dry areas, such as the knees and elbows.

Perfect wedding hair

For many brides, getting their hair just right is one of the most important tasks on the morning of the big day. It’s a good idea to find a stylist and try out styles and different looks weeks or even a few months before your wedding, but it’s also beneficial to look after your locks. Taking care of your hair will make it shinier, glossier and healthier. Try to avoid washing your hair every day and using heated styling tools and products too much, as this can dry your hair out and damage the ends. Use heat protection spray, opt for shampoos and conditioners that are suitable for your hair type and needs and treat your hair to some TLC. Hair masks are designed to nourish and protect the hair. Look for hair masks for curly hair or products for straight or coloured hair, depending on your requirements. It’s also helpful to go to the salon every 6-8 weeks for a trim even if you are growing your hair, as this will help to lower the risk of split ends. 

When choosing a style for your wedding day, focus on your preferences and how you feel when you look in the mirror. There are lots of articles about bridal styles, and many of us go into the planning process with a look in mind based on popular wedding hair ideas. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box or try different styles if you don’t like popular trends or you feel like they don’t suit you.

Body confidence

Many of us feel anxious or nervous about getting married because we worry about what we’re going to look like or what others will think. You want to feel confident on your wedding day. It’s natural to be apprehensive, especially if you have body image issues, or you have low self-esteem, but there are ways to feel more body confident. Finding the right dress is the first step. The range of gowns is dazzling, but often, we have an image in our minds and we’re reluctant to stray from it. If you try a dress on and you don’t feel right, explore other options. It’s so important to choose a dress that makes you feel amazing. Try not to be swayed by other people or trends. Opt for a flattering fit and celebrate your personal style. 

Embracing self-care is another effective way to improve body confidence. Look after your body and treat yourself nicely. Be kind to yourself, don’t put too much pressure on yourself and focus on your good points and the parts you love most. Try to exercise and eat well to make you feel good and tackle issues that are making you anxious or uneasy. If you’re desperate to lose weight, for example, increase your activity levels and follow a healthy, balanced diet plan. Break goals down into small, manageable targets and keep motivation levels up. Get your partner, friends and family members involved and celebrate your achievements. Remember that nobody is perfect and surround yourself with positive people. The last thing you want when you’re gearing up for your special day is to be around people who put you down or make you feel worthless. 


Most of us feel more confident when we wear makeup. Weddings are unique occasions. There is probably no other day when more photographs will be taken or more people will be focusing on you. You want to look and feel fantastic. Getting your makeup right is a surefire way to boost your confidence. Research makeup artists, ask for recommendations and read reviews. Arrange trials before your wedding and look for ideas and inspiration. Choose a look that makes you feel good. Some people like a very natural and understated look while others prefer a bolder look. If you have a very simple dress, or you’re channelling a specific theme or era, for example, you might want to consider a bright red lip or statement eyeliner. 

It’s natural to want to look and feel a million dollars when you get married. If you’re counting down the days until you walk down the aisle, follow these simple steps. Look after your skin and hair, embrace self-care, try to exercise and eat well and trial different hair and makeup looks. Choose a dress that makes you feel confident and beautiful and try to avoid putting too much pressure on yourself. 

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