If you want a flawless complexion, shiny locks, a bright white smile and envy-inducing arms, you need to put the work in.
You've made it through the fun, easy part of your engagement — The ring! The teary "Yes!" The perfectly staged Instagram snaps! — and now it's time to get into the nitty gritty of looking fantastic on your big day.
And there's nothing like having a mega bull's eye on the calendar — your wedding date — to get you motivated. "To a certain extent, everyone wants to look like a supermodel on a daily basis, but we may not have the drive to act on it," says New York dermatologist Dendy Engelman, who just whipped her client Sofia Vergara into perfect skin shape for her nuptials to "Magic Mike" hunk Joe Manganiello. "Getting prepared for a wedding gives you a deadline, and forces you to start making a move."
Not that you need to freak out. (Actually, you want to do the opposite of freaking out. Getting Zen is the best thing you can do for your looks— and your sanity.) Still, if you want a flawless complexion, shiny locks, a bright white smile and envy-inducing arms, you need to put the work in.
Are all the gym hours, tress deep-conditioning treatments and dental hygienist appointments worth it? Without a doubt, says certified personal trainer Holly Del Rosso, who crafts results-driven workout regimens for brides on both coasts. "When you have toned triceps in the photos you will treasure forever, you'll forget about the pain and dedication it took you to get them."Photo: Getty Images; Illustration by Katie Buckleitner