The month leading up to the wedding is full of last minute errands, realizing forgotten tasks and in general, just stressing yourself out. It’s easy to let the lack of sleep and extra stress take it’s toll on your body. We’ve put together a list of 8 Things You Should Do Before Your Wedding in order to prepare you for looking and feeling your best on one of the biggest days of your life.
Right Now: Switch to Dove Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant.
It’s designed to reduce red and dark marks in just two weeks, while also providing moisturizers to replenish skin after women’s daily shaving routines. I’ve made the switch from my other Dove deodorant and I LOVE it. I wanted to “test drive” it’s claim to 48-hour odor and wetness protection – and it works so I know I’ll be able to throw my hands in the air all night long.
4 Weeks Before: Whiten your teeth (if you’re going to).
Whitening strips are great for brides short on time or with a limited budget. Otherwise, dentists offer professional services that work in one visit. If whitening isn’t on the agenda, consider starting to use a whitening tooth paste. *TIP* start avoiding dark berries, red wines and sodas at least a week before the big day.
3 Weeks Before: Go in for a Hair and Makeup Trial
Make sure to discuss a few things with your makeup artist and hair stylist, like talking about the overall look you would like to achieve. This seems obvious, but BRING PICTURES! Don’t forget to consider the weight and durability of the make up and anything you’re allergic too. If you have sensitive skin (like I do!), supply your own makeup just to be safe!
1 Week Before: Avoid Carbonated Beverages.
If you’re a soda addict like myself, you may not even notice that the carbonation can make you bloated. Instead, start drink LOTS of water. Not only will staying hydrated make you feel better, it makes your skin look better too. We all want to look radiant on our wedding day, right?
5 Days Before: Start practicing “the kiss” with your fiancé… it can’t hurt. ;) Plus, it’s proven that kissing helps reduce stress.
3 Days Before: Create a Bridal Emergency Pack
A few good ideas are gum (or mints), tissues, aspirin/advil/tylenol, a detergent pen or wipes, a safety pin, lip balm, and a mini deodorant.
1 Day Before: Get a Manicure and Pedicure
By getting your mani and pedi done the night before you’ll allow them adequate time to harden but not long enough to chip. If you really want them to last for days on end and have an amazing shine, I recommend getting a CND Shellac Gel Manicure.
The Night Before: Write a love note to your groom.
Slip the best man a love note to give to your groom the morning of the wedding. Make it sweet or risque but give him something to think about as he waits for you at the alter.