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The big day is fast approaching, you have so much to organise, so how on earth are you going to be able to find the time to create a look you’ll love? The eyes of every guest and passerby will be on you, so it’s important you get it perfect. But you know that already; so how can we help?

We’ve put together some hints and tips that will have you looking your best come the big day, and hopefully enjoying the process along the way. The more you enjoy it, the less stressed you’ll be, and the easier you’ll find getting ready on the morning of the most special day of your life. Read on, and enjoy it.

Practice Your Hair and Makeup Until You Fall in Love with It

Getting your hair just right is something that every bride stresses about, but it really doesn’t have to be that way. Get a couple of trial sessions booked in weeks in advance, and it’ll afford you the chance to make some final tweaks and adjustments.

Don’t be shy about telling your hairdresser if you’d like them to change something; they’ll be used to it. It’s all about creating a look that you love so that you can walk down the aisle with all eyes on you, feeling your best. Take the time to get it right, and it’ll fill you with confidence when you come to get ready in the morning.

Get a Facial a Couple of Weeks in Advance to Energise Your Skin

To look your best, you need your skin to glow the natural way. Booking yourself in for a facial treatment a few weeks before the big day is the best way to go about it, and it’s also a great way to treat yourself. By lying back and letting yourself be pampered for a couple of hours, you don’t just get to beautify your skin; you get to take a break from the constant planning and prepping.

Take a couple of your best friends and bridesmaids along with you, and make an afternoon of it. You can even stop off for cake and coffee on the way home. That way you have plenty to look forward to, and a really deserved break. It doesn’t all have to be work, work, work when you’re planning a wedding, you know.

Assign a Bridesmaid to Look After Your Dress

There’s nothing more stressful than getting your dress from A to B on the wedding day. You don’t want anyone to see it. You don’t want it getting wet in case there’s some early morning drizzle as you get out of the car. And you don’t want it creased or crinkled when you take it to the hotel room.

The problem is that it’s a big thing to have to carry, so why not assign one of your bridesmaids to watch over it? She can be in charge of making sure that it’s always laid flat, and always have a watchful eye looking after it. After all, it’s what bridesmaids are for, isn’t it?

Walk in Your Heels to Condition Your Feet

If you’ve decided to treat yourself to an elegant pair of heels, it’s really important that you get used to the way they feel on your feet. You’re going to be on the move for more than 12 hours when the big day finally arrives, so you want to make sure your shoes are comfortable as well as stylish.

There’s nothing worse than having to manage sore and achy feet when you’ve got hours of dancing to come. So don’t be afraid to try out a few different pairs and styles until you find your perfect fit. You’ll certainly be glad you did!

Book a Spa Trip as Part of Your Hen Party

Getting away from it all for a couple of days is what the hen party is all about. But rather than drinking jugs of cocktails and dancing away into the early hours of the morning, why not enjoy something a little calmer and more relaxed?

Booking a spa day is a great way to recharge your batteries and beautify yourself, and everyone will love the chance to take it easy. Choose somewhere close to home that you’ve always wanted to go, and you can maximise your relaxation time.

Eat a Healthy Diet and Get Your 8 Hours a Night  

Eating healthy and sleeping well are the two best things you can do when you want to keep your energy levels up. Running yourself into the ground will only burn you out, and have you feeling drained on the morning of the wedding. Invest plenty of time in self-care, and you’ll be all the better for it.

 

Rebecca is a translator by day, and a traveler mostly at night. She is an expert on living with jet lag – and packing in tiny suitcases. You can read more of her exploits at RoughDraft