• How to Look Camera Ready for Your Big Day

    13 Feb 2019 | blog | Rick

  • How to Look Camera Ready for Your Big Day

    Bride and groom kiss in front of the event barn at Bluff Mountain Inn.
    Keep in mind that you’re standing next to the person you’ll spend the rest of your life with and your smile will be more beautiful than ever.

    Once the excitement of your engagement settles down and you’re ready to start wedding planning, your to-do list may feel a mile long. From choosing a dream venue to set the backdrop of your big day, to shopping for the perfect wedding gown, and everything in between, your list can look overwhelming. With all the chaos happening around you, it’s easy to forget to acquire a self-care routine throughout the planning process. Your wedding day will be one of the most photographed days of your life so you want to ensure you’re looking and feeling your best. Keep reading for ways to fit a health and beauty regiment into the days leading up to your big day.

    Don’t say no to H20

    Water makes up 60% of the human body so it’s no surprise that it does wonders for us both mentally and physically. Throughout your planning process, keep up on your water intake by consuming eight, eight ounce glasses per day. You will begin to notice your skin feeling healthier and looking clearer, less bloat, a boost in energy, and possibly even some weight loss. If you have a hard time remembering to drink during the day, invest in a fun water bottle to keep you motivated and hydrated.

    Get your beauty sleep

    With wedding planning comes many emotions. Stress, excitement, anxiety. Whether you’re feeling one or all of these emotions, you may find yourself up late at night tossing and turning. While it may be difficult to turn your mind off from wedding mode if you want to look your best, it’s crucial you get the proper amount of sleep. A proper night’s sleep is between six and nine hours for adults, keeps your mind and body healthy. It’s not only about how many hours but also the quality. To ensure you’re getting a solid night of sleep, turn off all electronics and put your phone on do not disturb. If you can maintain this sleep routine in the days leading up to your wedding, you’ll be well rested and bright-eyed in all of your photos.

    Plan ahead

    Since this is your day and photos are forever, you want to set aside plenty of time to plan the perfect wedding day look. This includes scheduling hair and makeup trials far enough in advance to make any necessary tweaks for the big day. Book an appointment with your hair stylist to go over your bridal-do and be sure to address any issues you may be having currently with your hair. Your stylist may suggest specific products to help reduce shedding in order to maintain healthy flowing locks for your wedding day and beyond. Setting up a makeup trial is also an investment worth making. Many makeup artists will allow you to schedule these a few weeks in advance in order to decide on a look that best suits you. 

    Don’t sweat the small stuff

    Your wedding photos will tell the story of your day and you only want to convey the happiness you feel. For this reason, it’s important that you remember to relax on the day of your wedding. It may sound easier said than done, but you’ve got to place your trust in the wonderful vendors you’ve hired and know your day will run as smooth as possible. The great news is that if something goes wrong, no one will notice, not even you! Keep in mind that you’re standing next to the person you’ll spend the rest of your life with and your smile will be more beautiful than ever.