10 Bridal Tips From Past Brides

10 Bridal Tips From Past Brides

10 Bridal Tips From Past Brides

Where can you find the best tips for your upcoming wedding? From the past brides of course! They have been there and they were the ones who really experienced being a bride. If you really want to be the best bride ever and if you don’t want to regret anything after your wedding, then follow these tips:

A waterproof mascara is very handy.

“I made a huge mistake at my own wedding. I wept like a baby and had black track marks in some of my pictures (before my sisters pulled me into the bathroom for some damage control). I love Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Custom Volume Mascara because it makes lashes look super-lush, and comes off easily with eye makeup remover.” -Tia Williams, author and beauty blogger, Shake Your Beauty, Brooklyn, NY.

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The Waterproof Mascara

The real you is the best you.

“Experiment with different hairstyles, but then choose the one you are most comfortable with, the one that is most you. You don’t want to look back at photos of the special day and wonder “who is that?” – Kim Van Dang, branding consultant and founder of KVD NYC, New York, NY.

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The Happy Bride

Your veil is nice. Don’t be rush to remove it.

“If you decide to wear a veil on your wedding day, wear it for the entire day – from your walk down the aisle until the end of the reception. A veil is that one element that transforms you from a woman in a white dress into a bride. Looking back at my wedding photos, I wish I hadn’t been in such a rush to take off my veil and show off my hair. I much prefer the photos of me wearing the veil; they have a much more romantic quality.” -Daneen Baird, writer & editor of Spoiled Pretty, Philadelphia, PA.

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The Sacred Veil

Always bring some baby wipes in your Wedding purse.

“I was literally dripping sweat down my back I was dancing so much! I was having fun, but it’s not so elegant when someone goes to give you a hug. I used baby wipes to freshen up. They’re also great for getting out stains in a pinch without leaving a big ring like water can.” -Vanessa O’Malley, full-time mom, Summit, NJ.

wipesThe Elegant Baby Wipes:

Bold nail polish is a No-no.

“Your hands will be on stage for the entire day—signing the certificate, showing off your rings, shaking hands—you’ll want them looking pretty and feminine. I made a huge mistake on my wedding day by painting my nails BURGUNDY and now I cringe every time I look at my wedding pictures. My hands jump out and scream “bad trend!” in every photo. Do yourself a favor and choose a pretty pale pink or nude for your wedding day manicure.” – Erika Valente, editor of Makeup Bag, Reno, NV.

nailThat Awesome Nail Art

Relax and enjoy a spa ritual.

“Make sure to pick one beauty regimen that is personal to you, like taking a nice and relaxing bath,” – Marta Walsh, editor, TalkingMakeup.com, Scottsdale, AZ.

spaThe Very Relaxing Spa

Avoid sodium-rich foods.

“A few weeks before my wedding, I cut out salt from my diet.  In just a few days, the eye puffiness was gone and I could see a big difference in the contours of my face.” -Mina Pontarelli, DailyMakeover.com Team, New York, NY.

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Makeup Rehearsal.

“Prior to my wedding, I had a friend create a smoky-eye look on me. In my opinion it looked too dark, but after wearing it for a while, I got used to it and it really looked nice! If I hadn’t had a run-through, I would have been freaking out on my wedding day! After seeing my wedding day pictures, I was really glad to have gone with that look.”  -Tammy Gibson, author of A Mom in Red High Heels, Redlands, CA.

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Wear a makeup that lasts longer: a Layered makeup.

“Alternate lipstick with pressed powder, keep face makeup in place with makeup primers, line fillers, and setting powder — these all help to ensure your makeup lasts for as long as you want it to!” -Christine Mielke, editor, Temptalia, San Jose, CA

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Have a touch-up kit that has all the right colors.

“I didn’t own the makeup shades my makeup artist used, so she gave me the lipstick, lip gloss and eyeshadow. Not all makeup artists do this, so make sure to ask yours. You don’t want to realize later on during your wedding that you don’t have the right stuff for touch ups.” -Karen Bierman Hirsh, full time mom, Greenwich, CT.

makeupkitComplete Makeup Kit

Every woman dreams of a once in a lifetime wedding. It’s your turn to make that dream a reality. No one can do that for you but yourself. Do your best and picture yourself smiling after your wedding, for you didn’t have any regrets, like ever.

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