Whether you’re the bride to be, mother of the bride, or part of the wedding party, planning for a destination wedding is super exciting; but that’s not all. While planning for a wedding is terrific fun, it is also quite stressful, when you add the destination aspect to the coupling event, planning and preparing can become quite hectic, to say the least. To help get you through the holy matrimony, we have compiled these tried and true beauty tips that are more-or-less fundamental for destination weddings.
Surely you’ve been taking care of your body by eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis – although these are two things which we should always be doing, the majority of us don’t take it seriously until we know that our efforts will be on display for loved ones to see, both on the wedding day and for years to come with wedding photos. While many of us focus on stick diets and purposeful workout routines, we often neglect our hair, skin, and nails. Below you will find a list of beauty tips that should be taken into consideration anywhere from one-to-six months out. Once you’ve read those tips, continue on to the beauty tips what any destination-wedding-party should know for the moments leading up to and the big day.
Sure, it’s a no-brainer, but are you actually guzzling down the amount of water that you should be? If not, it’s never too early or too late to start. It’s recommended that you drink eight 8-oz glasses of water per day. Remembering that the body is made of more water than anything else is important in understanding why hydration is key. Drink the recommended amount the months leading up to the big day and your skin will look and feel its best.
Yes, another obvious one. We know it can be hard to hit the sack early when you still have so much to do, but a lack of sleep has been found to increase stress levels and lower one’s wellbeing. Being exhausted and overly stressed out is the last thing you need right now. Try to get the recommended seven-to-ten hours of sleep so that you are able to take on each day minus mental fog.
Does your skin give away your age – or worse, make you look older? Are your split ends so far apart that they may as well be individual strands of hair? Have you noticed your nails breaking and getting caught on everything you touch? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, it’s time to repair the problem. Just think: repairing it now means it’s one less thing you have to worry about on the day, or eve, of the wedding. Whether you need a facial, intensive hair mask, or serious nail treatment, now’s the time to do so.
Important Tip: Plan your budget wisely
It’s easy to spend much more than you wanted to begin with, so it’s crucial to plan ahead to stay within budget.
Take a look at this wedding expenses list, you can also calculate your expenses there with a simple online calculator on the page.
Tips for The Day
- Whether your eyes are puffy from the happy tears shed on the plane, or because the heat just wasn’t your friend, you can de-puff and reduce swelling with an ice pack eye mask. Leave it on for a few hours before applying makeup for best results.
- Even if your favorite makeup stays put for an eight-hour work day, if it isn’t a “long-lasting” product it is highly unlikely that it’ll last through an entire wedding day. Be sure to use high-quality, long-lasting makeup so that you don’t have to worry about frequent touch-ups.
- There is such a thing as facial antiperspirant. If you’re going to be in an oppressively hot climate, it may be worth your while. If all else fails, there always facial blotting papers.
- Avoid shimmer. No matter how much you want to sparkle, you’ll be disappointed with the extra shine that shimmer attracts and reflects onto the rest of your face (and those around you) when you’re looking at pictures.
- Just like your mother always told you to use the bathroom before leaving the house, you must try to use the bathroom before getting into your dress. Often times the wedding ceremony is a ways away from a restroom, which means you won’t be using it. Avoid looking uncomfortable by using the bathroom as many times as you need to, and then once more, before you get in your dress.