by Carrie Davis July 07, 2021 3 min read

All of us envision their dream day to be perfect from start to finish. After all, this is the most important day in our lives, and everything should look perfect, including ourselves. Looking and feeling your best is key to feeling your most confident self as you walk down the aisle. With that in mind, here are five tips on how to be the perfect bride on your special day.

Get in shape

Looking good means feeling good, and one of the best ways to ensure you’re feeling your most gorgeous, confident self on your big day is by getting in shape. Sometimes, that will mean losing a couple of extra pounds to ensure your wedding dress fits perfectly. Other times, it’ll mean targeting specific areas to ensure the best physique.

Exercises that focus on toning your arms will help you look amazing in your strapless gown. Similarly, taking part in spin classes will tone your legs so you can look fabulous in your short wedding dress. Just make sure that you start on time – ideally, you’ll begin preparing at least 10-12 weeks in advance.

Maintain a healthy eating regime

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Fad diets can be tempting when you’re looking to lose weight quickly. However, a much better option would be to develop a healthy eating regime that you can maintain.

Start off by basing your meals around protein sources, vegetables, and healthy fats. To ensure you’re getting all the nutrients your body needs, consider taking supplements. Mediterranean diet staples such as olive oil and olive oil extract are ideal for speeding up metabolism and cutting hunger. Probiotics are great if you’re dealing with bloating, fish oil will benefit your nails, hair, and skin, while collagen and magnesium will slow down the aging process and keep you relaxed. Start taking these supplements at least two months prior to your wedding to ensure visible results on your big day.

Rely on professional beauty services

There are aspects of the wedding planning process where you can take a DIY approach (decorations, wedding favors, etc.). It’s a great way to save a small portion of your wedding budget while adding some personal touches as well. That said, some things such as getting your bridal makeup done are best left to the professionals. Otherwise, you may end up unsatisfied with your wedding photos.

Other than finding the right makeup artist, you should also book a trial. This will allow you to meet your makeup artist and try the look you envision wearing on your big day. You’ll also have enough time to find another makeup artist in case you change your mind.

Complete your look with stunning bridal accessories

Accessories, just like makeup, act as the perfect finishing touches to a perfect wedding look. This is where you can get really creative and showcase your personal style. From jewelry and headpieces to veils and detachable trains, different pieces work with different bridal styles.

Whether your style is boho, romantic, glamorous, or non-traditional, selecting the right bridal accessories for your big day shouldn’t be too difficult. That said, make sure to factor in the style of the dress, hairstyle, and accessories such as shoes and purse. That way, you’ll manage to create a balanced look instead of it being too simple or over-the-top.

Manage your stress by taking good care of yourself

It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be quite complex and stressful. With so many things on your wedding checklist, it can be easy for stress to get the best of you. To prevent that from happening, it’s important that you find effective ways to manage your stress.

For some brides, this can mean watching a movie marathon with her besties. For others, this can mean relaxing at a spa salon or booking a soothing massage. You can also try yoga or meditation, read a good book, or take a long bubble bath. Make sure to take good care of yourself, and focus on healthy activities while preparing for your big day.

Wrapping up

We all want a perfect wedding, but many brides are so focused on taking care of every little detail that they forget to take care of themselves. By taking the time to come up with your ideal wedding look, you’ll make sure that everything about your special day is absolutely flawless.