Lots of women choose to do complex, extravagant hairstyles for their weddings. If that’s what you like, this is definitely the moment to go for it. As with your makeup, be sure to do a dry run with your hairstylists in the weeks before the wedding to work out the exact style you want. Be sure to bring your headpiece or veil with you to the salon.

Yet before you commit to a fantasy hairdo, consider a more simple and classic approach. Hair that’s worn down is gorgeous. A simple, sleek ponytail can also be lovely. It is important to feel like yourself, not like an actress dressed up for a part in a period movie or the image your mother has for you on your wedding day.

Planning a wedding is fun and exciting, but it is inevitably stressful, too. And stress can wreck havoc with your skin. Start taking extra good care of yourself as soon as possible. Get the sleep you need, proper nutrition, and drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly. Go for long walks. Do anything you can to keep stress at bay.

This is a good time to become a master of concealer (see chapter 11) and to learn to layer foundation on blemishes and to set with powder. Wedding Week De-Stressing Techniques: Get a massage. Take a bath. Go for a run the morning of your wedding. Do whatever works for you to calm yourself. Try not to be so swept up in the occasion that you lose sight of what’s really going on.


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