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How To Look Great On Your Wedding Day

Bride's Beauty Tips

On your wedding day you needs to look great, and that means being radiant, relaxed, and ready to start a brand new life with the person whom you've chosen to spend your forever with. Since pictures taken on that day remain part of your life forever, it's important to look and feel your best. Your hair, nails, makeup, dress – and how you look in your wedding dress – are all part of becoming the bride you want to be on your special day.

Your dress is the most important item in your wedding ensemble, so make sure you take the time to choose one that reflects the real you – not your best friend, not your bridesmaids, and not your mother. For the day of your wedding, you'll want a dress in which you can stand, walk and dance in without worrying about "wardrobe malfunctions" or causing you discomfort.

Keep your hairstyle simple and classic, and remember to practice the look you want at home or with your stylist before the wedding day.You don't want to overpower your dress and headpiece with a flamboyant hair style or color that overwhelms everything else.

Reduce the chances of a broken nail, chipped polish, or if using applied nails, one coming off, by having your manicure as late as possible. Have your nails professionally manicured the day before the wedding. If you are not inclined toward colored polishes or long fingernails, make sure they are neatly trimmed, filed, polished, and buffed. Your hands will be a focus of attention when showing off that new wedding ring and for photos!

Don't try to transform yourself into a different person with dramatic eye makeup or garish lipstick. Keep your make up soft and natural - the real you only better!

Use a slightly heavier hand than with your usual daytime makeup so your photos won't have you appearing washed-out looking, but don't overdo it.

If your wedding is at night, with more subtle lighting, apply makeup a little heavier than daytime, but not much! as though you were going to a club or restaurant at night.

If you have sensitive skin, this is NOT the time to try a new brand. The last thing you want to do is head for the altar with blotches or pimples thanks to an allergic reaction.

The night before your wedding try to get eight hours of restful sleep. If you're having a rehearsal dinner, or a bachelorette bash, make sure that it ends early. Drink moderately or, better yet, not at all. Bloodshot eyes and a banging hangover will not make for a fun wedding.

The night before your wedding, eat a light meal, because we all know that there are strange forces at work which will try to make your wedding gown just a wee bit snug in the morning. To overcome excitement and nerves, try taking a long walk - it can help with pre-nuptial jitters. A relaxing bath with soothing background music, a cup of herbal tea, and you should be ready to doze off with images of a happy future marriage in your dreams.

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