So, you are getting married. The countdown has begun to THE most important day of your life. We know every bride wants to feel like a princess on her special day and look her absolute best. Just how do you begin to prepare? Don’t worry, here at Vermont Wedding Salon, we are on hand to provide those key beauty hints and tips to help you buff and polish yourself to absolute perfection in time for your big day.
Preparations is Key!
Nothing can be worse than rushing to find a stylist or make-up artist in the last few weeks before your wedding. Be prepared. Know your preferred style and look and research local stylists in good time. Allow plenty of time for pre-wedding beauty trials to find the stylist you are happy with; and more importantly, feel comfortable with on the big day.
Good stylists get booked up months in advance, therefore pay your deposit early and be sure.
Find the beauty products that work for you. When you have found the stylist (s) that you are happy to work with and have planned your wedding day beauty regime; find out the key beauty products you will need to purchase and have in your bag to see you looking beautiful throughout your big day.
Remember it will help your stylists greatly if you can supply them with as much information about the look and style of your day as possible.
Are you having a wedding theme for example? A wedding in the style of 1920’s Art Deco will need totally different hair styling and makeup as compared to a wedding following more modern conventions.
Providing information on your style of wedding dress, veil, preferred lip colours, eye palettes and hair styling will also help your stylist provide you with a more refined selection of possible wedding day looks. Look to bridal magazines or popular social media apps such as Pinterest for inspiration on colours and overall look. Consider seeking advice from your trusted bridesmaids or close family as to the styles you are considering.
Your Skincare Regime
Every bride wants a glowing complexion on their special day and beautiful skin takes work and an invested commitment. Booking in with a trusted beauty therapist for advice and guidance on the best pre-wedding skincare regime can be one of the best investments you make.
At your consultation, you should expect to receive advice and guidance on the best skincare products for your type of skin, advice for anyone with hypo-allergic reactions and essential tips on what your regime should involve.
Remember the golden mantra….CLEANSE, TONE, MOISTURISE!
One final thought to leave you with…of course the makeup and skin care regime is of utmost importance to ensure you look your best on the day. However, to see how beautiful you truly are you will need the correct lighting. If selected carefully, key lighting can transform dull and uninspiring spaces into romantic focal points. The same kind of principal applies to showcasing your carefully prepared bridal beauty. To ensure your makeup and bridal beauty truly shine on the day, be sure to choose the correct ambient lighting to not only enhance your venue but to compliment and show off your look to perfection.
There is a great deal of choice in regards to wedding day lighting to add that romantic ambience to your wedding day photographs and to enhance your bridal look and to be honest, it could form the backbone of a complete blog piece in its own right.
Different types of lighting will of course perform different funtions. Here are some quick tips to get you started:
- Soft, ambient lighting such as the popular and trendy festoon lighting, candles, fairy lights are the perfect choice for adding that soft magical glow to your wedding day photographs.
- Another key trend and gaining in popularity is bespoke lighting for your wedding; lighting that can be individualised to you and your wedding day. A couple of examples of this would be the use of Gobos; circular stencils that with the of a lighting projector project your married surname, monogram or wedding date onto a wall, dance floor or ceiling. Another option is to hire light up letters that can be placed behind your top table or dance floor to add a soft, romantic light and show off your makeup to its utmost best in photographs. The use of LED bulbs in these light up words are perfect for emitting a natural looking light that can provide a warm glow when photographed.
- Focused lighting can also be perfect for pin pointing a particular focal point of your wedding day through the use of lighting such as uplighters or trained spotlights. Most professional photographers will also come equipped with similar lighting sources and reflectors that can be focused on your face, particularly for use when taking styled portrait photography shots.
Well I hope this post has helped you to think about the key aspects to consider when planning your all important bridal beauty regime over the coming weeks and months. For further guidance on possible wedding day looks to emulate, there are of course, a multitude of high quality wedding magazines, social medial apps and online wedding blogs to draw inspiration from.
One of my personal favourites is the online wedding blog Love My Dress. The site is really comprehensive and covers all aspects of your wedding day planning from finding the perfect dress, to planning your wedding day budget and even covers vital tips and advice for your wedding day health and beauty such as beauty tips for brides who wish to wear glasses on their wedding day. With real life wedding features and up to date information on all the latest wedding day trends, it is the ideal starting point for your wedding day inspiration. Check it out!