Wednesday, 11 April 2012

How To Look Beautiful on Your Wedding Day

By Julie Ndagire

It is every bride’s dream to look her Most beautiful on the special day but as we all know, weddings come with a lot of preparations like choosing a decorator, caterer, venue etc and so if one doesn’t have a wedding planner, it is easy to forget yourself until it is too late.
Do you want to get in shape? Do you know what hairstyle you want? What abot the make-up? Take time to plan for your beauty regimen ahead of time so that you look your greatest on your wedding day. Make a time table.

6 months to go
Start exercising, jog three times a day, eat right, go to the gym twice for aerobics classes.
It is around this time that you should visit a skin care specialist especially if you have problems with your skin.

3 months to the Wedding
If you want glowing skin on your special day, start a good cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine. You should start at this time to have monthly facials. It is advisable for the bride to get at least four facials before the big day.

If you haven’t got a hairdresser by this time, you should start looking at potential salons. You also need to book in advance because with the number of people getting married these days, you may have to book months before to avoid disappointments. Most salons require 50% deposit on booking.

You should also chose a make-up artist at this time and try on the make-up you want to use on your wedding day.

1 month to the wedding
This is the time to make the final decisions on hairstyles and make-up.

2 weeks to the wedding
Get your final hair cut. No more experimenting at this stage. Continue to eat right, load up vegetables, fruits and reduce on sweets and fatty foods.
Drink lots of water to re-hydrate your skin even as you make last preparations for the rest of the wedding ceremony. Continue to exfoliate and moisturize.
Confirm appointments with your salon and make-up person.

1 week to the wedding
Get a bikini line and underarm wax. Do not drink too much at the Kasiki or any other parties before the wedding because alcohol can have lasting effects on your skin.

Day before the wedding
Drink lots of water
Get a final facial, a professional pedicure and manicure, Take a long, relaxing bath. Get your hair washed and treated.

On Your wedding day
Arrive early at the salon to give the glamour squad enough time to work on your and your bridal entourage.

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