Photo: Matt Blum Photography
On the morning of your wedding day, you'll be swamped with an overflow of emotions and nerves. You may even find yourself wondering what to do first and when to do what. It'll become a wake-up call of confusion, but before you know it, your beauty squad will arrive to get you glammed up for your wedding day. In order to help jump start your wedding morning, here are ten beauty tips to hug on tightly to the first couple of hours of your big day.
1. Stay Lazy
You may feel an urge to jump out of bed and start getting ready and doing a million things, but stay in bed a little longer. The more rest you can get in the morning, the better. So linger for a bit and try to relax.
2. Keep Water Close By
Stay hydrated throughout the day and start drinking those 8 glasses of water as soon you wake up in the morning.
3. Make Sure You Snack
You'll be rushing around all day and you may forget, or lack the time, to eat three full meals. Make sure to have healthy snacks around so you can eat on the go.
4. Take a Long Shower
There's nothing like a relaxing warm shower! If you have a bathtub in your room or suite, consider an early morning bath too.
5. Do a Little Exercise
Go for a walk or spend a half hour at the gym. You'll be filled up with extra endorphins and a kick of energy.
6. Moisturize Your Face & Body
You want to have that dewey bridal glow so make sure to slather the moisturizer on all over and let it sink in while you relax. Your skin will glow all day long.
7. Stash Baby Wipes
These will be great to have nearby to freshen up throughout the day, especially after taking photos or spending quality time on the dance floor.
8. Opt for the Waterproof Mascara
Even if you don't tear up easily, choose waterproof mascara to ensure you'll be raccoon-eye free.
9. Toss the Salt
Try and avoid salt before and on the morning of your wedding. It will save you from feeling bloated on your wedding day.
10. Bring Your Own Lipstick
You'll want your own lipstick nearby for touch ups throughout the day.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.