There probably isn’t a day of your life on which you will get photographed more than on your wedding day. If you’re confident about your appearance, that’s great. Many people these days are Facebook and Instagram aces, perfect at capturing their angles and great at contouring so that they look gorgeous in every shot. But not everybody feels that way – so much scrutiny and so many photographs can be a scary thing. If you feel that way here are some tips that might just help you out.

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Hire A Professional Makeup Artist

No matter how great you are at doing your makeup, a professional makeup artist is a great call on your wedding day. Remember that you’re being photographed a lot – the professional will know just how much foundation to put on you so that your blemishes are covered up but you don’t look like you’re wearing a mask. They will also know exactly what products to put on your face so that your makeup will stay on all through the day and you won’t have mascara halfway down your cheeks after the speeches. (Although that depends on just how much you cry – there may not be a waterproof mascara in the world that can stand up to the emotion in some speeches by particularly proud fathers of the bride!)

Work On Your Skincare Routine

Before your wedding, it’s time to get working on your skincare routine. We all know that drinking a lot of water is key to having clear skin – make sure you stay well hydrated. This will help to plump up your skin by hydrating all your skin cells. It’s also important to try to sleep as well as possible. You may be extremely busy in the days and weeks leading up to your wedding, but those eight hours of shut-eye are crucial. They will ensure that you don’t have unsightly bags or shadows under your eyes, and you will also find that any blemishes clear up much more quickly if you aren’t tired. Use a moisturising serum before you go to bed along with a heavy duty night cream, and a water-based moisturiser during the day that will stop you getting oily skin.

Go For Comfortable Shoes

All you really want at your wedding is to have a great time – and that’s why you should go for comfort. When you’re walking up the aisle, it’s okay to go for the heels of your dreams, so long as you’re absolutely confident you can walk in them – and remember to scuff the soles a little before you go so they don’t get slippery! But when it comes to dancing the night away, you want to be able to have fun without also being in terrible pain because of your squashed toes and blisters in your brand new heels. So it’s a great idea to buy some flats for your reception – you could go for white ballet flats, sandals, or even some squeaky clean white sneakers to go with your dress if you really want to throw some shapes.

The time leading up to your wedding can be stressful if you’re nervous about the way you look, but these easy and doable tips will help you feel gorgeous in no time.

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