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8 essential bridal beauty appointments you don’t want to miss

 

Congratulations on your engagement! Get ready for some action now, for the countdown to your wedding will be a whirlwind of plans and tasks. You will be very busy planning aspects like the wedding budget, booking a venue, choosing invitations, and going wedding dress shopping. Meanwhile, don’t forget to plan for your bridal beauty appointments.

Your wedding day is that day in your life when you must look your absolute best. Unfortunately, there is no single magical treatment that will help you overnight. Perfect skin, great hair and a good figure take time to achieve. So, make sure you schedule your bridal beauty appointments into your wedding planning timeline in advance. Find time for all of these essential beauty appointments, and you will look gorgeous from head to toe on your wedding day.

1.Dentist

Happy occasions like weddings involve a lot of smiling. And when you are the bride, you simply must have a dazzling smile to display. Visit your dentist soon after you are engaged and find out what needs to be done. If there are major issues to tackle, your dentist can address them during the months leading up to the wedding.

Book a whitening and cleaning session closer to the wedding day. This will help you achieve teeth that sparkle and make you more beautiful. Meanwhile, don’t forget to practice good oral hygiene and avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth.

2.Hair removal appointment

Whether you do your hair removal yourself using DIY kits or at a salon, plan the timing for this wisely. Here are the different options and how you can time the appointment for best results:

Laser hair removal: Have you always wanted to laser unwanted hair off once and for all? Your wedding presents the right opportunity to put this plan into action. There are two things to keep in mind when going for laser hair removal. First, it takes 4-6 weeks to fully achieve hair removal using this technique. Secondly, it is wise to choose a recommended professional laser center to avoid unwanted risks. Book your appointment with a reputed laser hair removal salon considering this factor.

Waxing: Whether you wax at home by yourself or get it done at a beauty salon, it is important to time it right. Regrowth should be long enough to completely eliminate at the last session before your wedding day. Three days before D-day is usually good enough.

Depilators or creams: If you have been following these techniques for a while, you should have a fair idea of how long it takes after a session for the hair to reappear. Schedule your sessions into your timeline accordingly.

3.Hair stylist

Do you plan to do your hair yourself on your wedding day? Or will you be hiring a wedding hairstylist? Either way, you should visit a hairstylist before your wedding. At your first appointment, have a haircut and color your hair. This is very important if you plan to change your hair color. At the second appointment, do what is necessary to get your hair right in time for your wedding day. Book these appointments long before your wedding, so you have enough time to experiment with a new look. In case it doesn’t turn out well, you will still have time to outgrow it or fix the issues.

If you will hire a stylist for your wedding day hair, we recommend doing a trial before the actual day. This will allow you to see exactly how your bridal hairstyle will be. You can also find out how long it will take. If you aren’t satisfied with the results, your hairstylist can make necessary changes. It is a good idea to have this trial on the same day when you will be attending your wedding dress fitting. This will give you a perfect idea of how the hairstyle you chose goes with your wedding dress. Alternately, if you will be having an engagement photo shoot or a bridal portrait, use this opportunity to try your wedding day hairstyle.

If you need some inspiration for wedding day hairstyles, take a look at the variety of images here on the Bridal Guide blog. And, here is some valuable advice on how to choose the right wedding day hairstyle for you on the Huff Post

4.Make-up artist

Many brides prefer to entrust their wedding day makeup to a professional makeup artist, and with good reason. Unlike any other day, you do not want to look less than perfect on your wedding day. Makeup artists have the necessary tools to help you look your very best. They will also ensure that your makeup stays fresh and you will only have to touch it up occasionally.

Just as with your hair trial, it is a good idea to have a makeup trial. Look online and in bridal magazines for inspiration. Collect pictures you like and take it to your makeup artist to look at. She may suggest changes and customize the look to suit your skin tone and features. A trial will allow you to see if you like the look or prefer something different. Plan this on the day of your dress fitting, if you want to see how your bridal look comes together. Or have it done on the day of your engagement photo shoot. You can then check if the overall look is photogenic or you must make changes to look better on your wedding day.

Now, if you have decided to do your wedding day makeup by yourself, don’t forget to first read this guide on the Martha Stewart website for some helpful pointers. 

5.Manicurist

Every part of your body that the camera sees deserves special attention. Your photographer will take close-up shots of your bouquet and wedding ring, and your hands will accompany them in the shot. A good manicure will pamper and prep your fingers and nails for this dose of attention. It is also a good opportunity to unwind, relax and enjoy some TLC. So, don’t skip it!

Ask the manicurist for suggestions on how to dress your fingers for your special day. Let your nails also show off your personality. Choose from crisp French manicures, gently embellished designs, long colored nails or wild mix and match patterns depending on your personal preference. We suggest having your bridal manicure in the week leading up to the wedding. However, you should begin attending to your hands long before it. Avoid biting your nails, using harsh, dark nail colors and subjecting it to unnecessary wear and tear. Keep your hands moisturized and choose the best accessories to accentuate it’s natural beauty.

There are numerous resources on the web for ideas on how to decorate your nails on your special day. If you want a glamorous look, this article on the Huff Post has some interesting pointers. There are more ideas here and here.

6.Skin expert

Unless you are blessed with amazing skin that is hundred percent problem free, it is a good idea to meet a dermatologist soon after your engagement. A skin doctor can give you professional solutions for any or all skin problems. Whether it is acne, blemishes, sun spots, redness of skin or any unseemly marks, you can find the right approach to fixing the issue. However, remember that many skin problems take time to address and completely cure. This is why we suggest you make a trip to your doctor’s earlier on.

You can also consider getting a specialist treatment like Microdermabrasion or a chemical peel at a qualified dermatologist’s office for better results. After all, it is your wedding day. A little boost to your natural beauty will only help you look even better when all eyes are on you.

7.Hair salon

Just like skin, beautiful hair doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and effort to get tresses in best shape. So, book your appointment at a good hair spa at frequent intervals throughout your engagement period, and indulge in some special hair care. Hair spas can really improve the texture and quality of your hair. Make it a regular practice and you will love the results.

See to it that you pick a good salon where the beauticians correctly identify your hair type and plan your treatment accordingly. With hydrating hair masks, head massages and refreshing steam sessions, your hair will shine like never before. Additionally, sessions like these are relaxing and will offer you a welcome respite when wedding planning stress gets to you!

8.Pedicure

Many women enjoy a manicure once in a while, or at least indulge in DIY manicures at home. However, few give the same care to their feet. As a bride, you must look flawless from top to toe. And this includes your feet. Being subjected to immense wear and tear all year around, a pedicure is a great way to get your feet to feel good and look great. It is also a stress buster, so you will love it. If you haven’t treated your feet to one in ages, make sure you plan at least two or three of them into your wedding timeline.

Pamper your feet with a relaxing pedicure and foot spa one or more times. Have the last one in the week leading up to your wedding. This is when you will be on an all-time stress-high. So, the session will help you unwind. Additionally, it will help to fix your feet just in time for your wedding, so you literally get to put your best foot forward.

If you thought details and designs are for the hands, think again. Dress up your feet and you will feel empowered and amazing. There are many ways in which you can decorate your toe nails and feet to look extra special. Find all the inspiration and ideas you need in this article on Soopermag. 

So, tell us, have you booked your appointments for all the special beauty treatments you deserve as a bride? Do you have any more on your list? If you do, don’t forget to let us know by dropping us a comment below.

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and a perfect excuse to indulge in some special beauty treatments. So, we say make the most of it and spend a little extra on enjoying yourself. With all the wedding planning stress you have to handle, this is one thing you deserve!

For all your bridal shopping needs, from your wedding dress and accessories to dresses for the bridal party and more, visit Best for Bride. You will find an amazing bridal collection as well as a variety of bridesmaids dresses of every type imaginable. Visit our website to learn more about all that you can buy at Best for Bride and the various offers we have.

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Beauty Tips for summer brides

Two of the most popular wedding seasons are spring and summer. While summer weddings allow you to plan fantastic outdoor soirees, every bride would agree that it is difficult to look fresh throughout the day when the temperature is this high.

Fortunately, we have just the tips you need to make sure that you look great throughout your wedding day and that you look great in your wedding pictures. Follow this guide, and you will be on your way to looking just perfect on your big day.

Prepare ahead of time

This is an essential tip, that has to be followed by every bride, even if she isn’t getting married in summer. Your skin is an organ that needs a lot of attention. Your lifestyle factors, stress, eating and drinking habits and even sleep patterns play a role in how good your skin looks. So, begin taking care of it from the minute you are engaged, if you want it to look great in time for the wedding. Follow the essential skin care routine—cleansing, toning and moisturizing, without fail, and you will notice your skin getting better and responding to your care faster.

Pamper your skin with the best

Make it a point to have facials at least once a week, till the day of your wedding. Consider getting a professional facial as well, as this will clean your skin of build-up and restore its natural glow. Eat a balanced diet, loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, and drink plenty of water to hydrate from within. Throw out all the old and expired stuff in your makeup bag, and replace it with good quality cosmetics and creams. Also, make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep everyday, so your skin gets time to repair and restore itself. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen whenever you step out, and stay in the shade at all times.

Choose hydrating products for your skin

During summer, your sweat glands work overtime, and you lose more moisture from your skin surface. Prepare for your wedding day, by layering your skin with a good amount of moisturizer after you properly cleanse it. Don’t skip this step even if you have oily skin. For your bridal makeup, make sure to apply primer. Also choose waterproof makeup, and ones that are enriched with organic ingredients. Carry your compact in your emergency kit, for regular touch ups. Keep tissues handy, to dab off sweat.

Keep the look natural

Summer brides look best when they use makeup sparingly, and stick to the nude makeup style. This article on Divine Caroline suggests that you use lighter textures in your makeup to look fresher. Similarly, with your hair, make sure that it has a natural feel to it, and you don’t choose a hairstyle that looks too dressy or tight. Deep condition your locks and apply a suitable hair product to keep your hair in place throughout the day. It is also a good idea to upgrade from your regular anti-perspirant to one that is of clinical grade, so you can stay fresh for longer.

And most importantly, choose a wedding dress that is breezy, light and feels comfortable in the warm weather. To find one that is just right for the occasion, take a look at our bridal gallery on Best for Bride and you are bound to find the one you’ve always dreamed of.

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Trends we love – Wedding dresses with fantastic back details

There is an alluring and romantic charm to dresses that have fabulous details at the back. When a pretty bride in an amazing outfit turns around and we notice that the dress has fantastic details on the back too, the dress immediately finds place in our memories. Now, isn’t that an easy way to make sure your wedding day look is never forgotten!

It isn’t wise ignoring how your dress looks from the back. After all, you will be spending quite some time facing away from your guests, during the wedding ceremony. It is beautiful to have dresses with intricate back details facing them at this time.

A bride looks exquisite when she has planned her entire look with care. Moreover, why should you cover up your dainty back with a veil, when you have enough options to make a stunning appearance from this angle too?

Unique designs for the back of wedding dresses is a favorite trend now, ranging from sheer and modest to plunging and sexy. Let us look at some of the various designs that are worth our attention.

Modest illusions with details

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This Mori Lee 2719 features a sheer back which is discreetly sexy. The high neckline continues into an intricately detailed back that offers modest coverage, while also allowing the bride to highlight her slender back with floral motifs that embrace the torso. Adding further elegance to the intricate details, is a strand of fabric buttons engulfed with floral lace details, that runs all the way from the neckline to the derriere.

Cutout backs that say peek-a-boo

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Another favorite trend, this back features a cut out which is usually shaped like a tear drop or a diamond. Adding charm to this cutout is exquisite detailing in floral lace or using crystal embroidery. This Mori Lee 2723 gown features embellished beadwork on lace, which forms a beautiful border for the lace that wraps around the tear shaped cut out. The entire design has a feminine charm and it is stylish and definitely more sexy than a low cut back, with a hint of skin that peeps out!

Daring low-cut backs

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For those brides who are in perfect shape and can beautifully carry off a plunging back, there are unlimited options. You do not have to be showy with a completely backless dress, you can flaunt your best feature in one with a low cut back, like this Mori Lee 2673 and still look elegant. Here the daring low scoop neckline is bordered with a thin band of intricate silver beading that adds a flourish of luxury to the already stunning design. Low cut backs are a trending favorite, as it allows the bride to show off her figure, but not go overboard with exposing too much skin.

At Best of Bride, we have a huge collection of dresses in all three of the options mentioned here. Browse through our online gallery to view our fantastic collection and make your choice.

So, which of these patterns would you love to wear to your lifetime event – Illusion, peek-a-boo or daring deep?

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Wedding Expert Minute Tip 8 – How to Care for Your Skin before Your Wedding

Skin before Your Wedding

If you’re looking for ways to ‘get the glow’ before you tie the knot, be sure to embrace proper skin care in the months leading up to your wedding. Break any bad habits, such as not taking your …