There are many considerations that you’ll be faced with in the run-up to your wedding. Some of these will be focused on finding the right venue, while others will be on the logistics of ensuring the day goes as smoothly as possible. One of the most important aspects, though, is how you look and feel during the ceremony.
This can be quite a challenging part of the planning process for both brides and grooms. It can seem as though there are a lot of small issues in this area that can create uncertainty or even stress. Nevertheless, finding the right aesthetic elements for you can boost your confidence and add to the celebratory atmosphere.
Let’s take a look at some key aspects of looking and feeling your best before you walk down the aisle.
For both brides and grooms, your hair and makeup can have a big impact on how you feel as you walk down the aisle. After all, the emotions you feel on the day will be most visible on your face and this is where everyone’s focus will be. Particularly that of your soon-to-be-spouse opposite you.
The style and extent of your hair and makeup will certainly be down to your personal preference. Brides and grooms alike are often unsure about whether to utilise hair and makeup professionals or to go it alone, though. It’s certainly not necessary to spend a lot of money here, particularly if you’re on a budget. Nevertheless, a professional can be more effective if you’re planning a more elaborate overall look. Not to mention that allowing them to take responsibility for your hair and makeup can reduce a certain amount of organizational stress you may have on the day.
Another key consideration for some couples is whether to wear prescription glasses. In some instances, your spectacles may be a part of your self-image and you can customize your look with some fancy frames. But if you don’t want to don your specs and find contacts uncomfortable, laser corrective surgery may be an option. Remember, though, that getting LASIK means you won’t be able to wear eye makeup for about a week after surgery. Doctors recommend this to avoid the potential for infections to occur. So, it’s important to plan in advance to give yourself time to heal if you want to take this route.
A lot of focus on looking and feeling at your best during your wedding is directed towards the choice of outfit. Some people will have ideal looks in mind long before they even meet the person they’ll be marrying. It’s important to take a careful and mindful approach to your selections.
One consideration surrounding outfit options for some couples is body shape. It’s not unusual to feel that losing weight is a route to looking flawlessly beautiful or handsome on your wedding day. Some marketers target brides-to-be on social media with weight-loss ads. It is important that your clothing choices are a celebration of who you are, no matter what shape or size you are. Yes, keeping fit may be an appropriate option if you feel it will help you to feel healthier. But this certainly shouldn’t create additional pressure or poor self-confidence. Indeed, the design of your outfit can play a role in helping you to see how beautiful your current body shape is.
Take the time to speak to your tailor or designer about how you want your clothing to make you feel. They’ll be able to talk you through a range of fits, colours, and styles that can meet your needs. In some instances, you may be able to take this project upon yourself. Though, it’s wise to get an idea of the cuts that best suit you so you can find the patterns that are most appropriate. Not to mention that having a personal hand in creating your garments gives them an extra layer of meaning.
Traditions are a big part of weddings. Some of these can be positive, others can lead you to feel more anxious. Many of the key aspects of tradition are tied up in what you’re wearing and how your clothes are treated throughout the ceremony. It’s important to ensure that traditions are only a factor in your wedding if they help you to feel more confident and excited about the experience.
It’s worth taking the time to understand the meanings behind some of the common wedding traditions and superstitions to see whether they’re relevant to your ceremony. The rhyme “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue” combines celebrating the past with obtaining good luck charms for a positive future. Whereas the wearing of a veil was originally a way to prevent grooms from backing out of an arranged wedding.
So, don’t feel as though you need to follow all wedding traditions. Some couples find it empowering to show each other their outfits before the wedding day itself to share feedback and thoughts. Seeing your partner’s reaction beforehand can also give you a boost of confidence. Wherever possible, only include the traditions and superstitions that are genuinely meaningful to you both and that reinforce your body positivity.
There is a range of key considerations when planning how to look and feel your best on your wedding day. While collaborating with hair and makeup professionals isn’t necessary, they may help you create the right look in a less stressful way. Remember that your outfit should be geared toward celebrating the best aspects of yourself, rather than conforming to society’s beauty standards. Traditions can also be a meaningful part of the day but only focus on those that enhance your positivity.