It seems old clichés are hard to shake. The more-is-more approach to beauty can make you look like a complete stranger to your mate on your wedding day.
When it comes to your big day, make a vow to keep your look natural. If you are wearing your hair up or down, keep it simple.
Forget the wind-tunnel tight up-do and let your hair flow. If fifties hair and make-up is in all the magazines, don't be tempted. Go for classic looks.
In essence, the key is restraint. Elegance springs from simplicity. Arrive as an approved version of yourself, with a look that is you. The most beautiful women keep it simple. Tousled locks are ideal for a summer wedding.
Abandon ornate tiaras for ribbons or fresh flower hairpieces made with local seasonal flowers. Long hair worn loose can look very pretty. If you usually wear your hair loose, keep it down but add a sexy wave. Add a soft hairpiece, or a few clip in extensions. Sweep your hair into a casual chignon, and tie it with a ribbon. Keep the look soft. Relaxed beauty is the style today.
Before your big day, put your whole look together.
Make an appointment with your hairdresser and try a few different looks. Take your hair piece. If you are using add on hair pieces try them out before the wedding. Be sure they are held securely in place. Take pictures of styles you like to your hairdresser. Consider the neckline of your dress. Try out some of your ides with your dress and hairpiece. Have your hair colored the week before your big day. Touch up your roots and freshen your highlights. Don't go in for a drastic change at this time. This visit should be to restore and freshen your look. Don't forget your eyebrows, have them colored and shaped. If you are getting married out of town it is a good idea to try the stylist before the wedding. Make sure you know where the salon is located. Do a dry run.
If you are having your make-up done by a make-up artist try them out before the wedding. See yourself in pictures. Do you like the way your hair and make-up look?
Being prepared will save last minute surprises. You will have one less thing to worry about. Your big day will be beautiful.