You look fabulous darling,,

You want to look the best you can for your wedding day. For your future husband and because all eyes are on you! Here are some tips from seasoned professionals. Libby, from Savvy Belle Makeup, suggests you come with clean skin and no makeup, she will do her magic from there. Also, she highly recommends false eyelashes to everyone.

I would agree with that because false eyelashes really make your eyes pop in photos and give you that extra glam! Do a trial with your makeup artist in advance. There are many different styles, and types. From magnetic, to glue on, and full lashes to individual lashes. Try a few to see what suits you and to make sure you are not allergic to any of the glues.

Caresse Rose from Caresse Rose Hair Co., has 10 years of experience and advises your hair be fresh as well. No more than one day without a wash prior to your wedding day. Fresh hair provides the volume and texture she needs to work her magic and keep your style strong all day. I would also add to make sure your hair accessories are chosen before your hair trial so your stylist knows exactly how you want them to adorn your final results. Or if you will be wearing a veil make sure the stylist knows that also. Planning your cuts and color in advance of your wedding day is important too, a color two weeks out is a general rule. On the day of your wedding it is important to be first in line for hair and makeup, so your photographer can get those shots of you finishing up, and give you time to get in your dress. Your Maid of Honor and or Mother should be next in line so they will be dressed when helping you and getting those photos as well.

Choosing your dress is probably the most exciting thing for a bride, and the most stressful. Here are some tips regarding shopping for your perfect gown from Whitney at Tie the Knot Bride Boutique. She recommends that the bride purchase the dress a year in advance of the wedding date. Depending on the dress and manufacturer, it can take 4-6 months to come in. Then there is the time you need for alterations, which can also take 4-6 months. If it's not fitting perfectly during the first fitting, doing a final touch with alterations will add more time. Checking with the dress shop regarding alterations and who they recommend if they don't have an in house alteration specialist will help you determine your timing. Whitney also suggests bringing just a few people to your initial try on for the dress of your dreams. In this case less is more! She also notes that a bride may have an idea of the dress style she would like but be open minded to trying on many types of dresses. That is what you are there for and it can be fun! The professional staff at the dress boutique will also be able to help you with the bustle, and veil suggestions.

Lastly, from a photographers perspective, regarding dress color, ivory, off white, or antique white complement most skin tones and photograph better than a pure white. Sometimes a pure white can have a "blue" hue and the off whites will always photograph white.

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