Tips for Glowing Wedding Day Skin

You want to look your best when you walk down the aisle.  Taking care of your skin is a simple way to help you become camera ready. With just a few simple steps you can show off a beautiful wedding day glow everyone will notice.

Get a Facial

A week before your wedding day, book an appointment for a facial with a licensed aesthetician. Let them examine your skin to determine the type of treatment best for you. Whether your concern is wrinkles, acne, dry patches, or age spots, a facial can alleviate problematic symptoms that you don’t want interfering with a picturesque complexion.

Establish a Healthy Routine

Regular cleansing and moisturizing are essential to maintaining healthy skin. Exfoliate once a week to remove excess dirt and oil and condition after every cleansing to maintain hydration. Ask a skin care professional which products best suite your skin type and be consistent.  Many products work best overtime. 

Perspire

While exercise has many benefits, sweating is at the top when it comes to your complexion. Your pores house toxins and dirt that are released through perspiration. Sweating naturally reverses signs of aging and help maintain its natural hydration. Be sure to drink plenty of water to replenish nutrients lost in the process.

Protect

If your moisturizer does not contain an SPF, be sure to apply protection before exposure to the sun. This small step can help you avoid a burn on your wedding day. Sunspots or freckles that love to appear on occasion can stay hidden longer by applying protection every 30 minutes.

Makeup

Finally, the hours leading up to your ceremony is a great time to apply concealer on any remaining spots or dark circles you want to cover. Be sure to apply your makeup in a room with good lighting and ask for help. Someone else may be able to spot areas you are likely to miss.

Tips for Setting Up Your Registry

There is no other way to put it, setting up a gift registry is fun! It is also one of the first pre-wedding items you can check off your to-do list.  Imagine yourself rummaging through a store to scan dream items that other people will purchase for you. How could it get any better? Here are some tips to help you get started.

Be Practical. Register for items you will actually use. Perhaps your parents are convincing you to include fine china on the list. If it is not something you want or will ever use…skip it. What is the use of your guests spending money on something that will only be tucked away?

Find Perks. Naturally, any store would love to have you set up a wedding registry at their location. They may even be willing to draw you with benefits. Take advantage! You can find discounts, cash-back offers, and even free stuff. It is worth your time to research the perks of registering at your favorite spot. Also, consider places that offer free shipping. Your guests will be grateful for this added perk.

Compromise.  Setting up the wedding registry is something you will want to do together. Grab lunch and make it a date.  If you have opposite tastes, find a way to compromise. Whether the answer is separating for a short time to include a personal list or allowing him to select the dinnerware while you choose the pots and pans. Whatever works for you two is great, as long as you are in it together.

Be Reasonable. Guest lists will include those who are willing to purchase the high dollar items and those who are modest. This is normal. Pay attention to price tags and register for some expensive and some less expensive options. The point is to allow everyone on your list the opportunity to contribute.  

Be Respectful. Get the word out about your registry in a respectable fashion. It is OK to add a note at the bottom of your wedding invitations that informs people of where you registered. But it is not OK to expect a gift. Traditionally, wedding guests will bring an item to congratulate the happy couple, and it is helpful for them to know what you like. It is never appropriate to ask for cash.   

Be Grateful.  Send personalized thank you notes to everyone who gave you a wedding gift. Ask a friend to help you keep track of the items you received if you get overwhelmed.  Be sure to name the item you received in you card and include a line about how or when you will make use of it. Personalizing a note shows that you care about their gesture in a kind and considerate way.