5 Beauty Tips for your Winter Wedding
Every bride is guaranteed to be beautiful on her special day, but that doesn’t stop us all looking for ways to ensure it. Whilst it might seem like there are lots of beauty options for a wedding in the sun, there are also some terrific ones to help you look and feel absolutely stunning in a magical and romantic winter wedding.
These are our essential beauty tips for any wedding taking place in the winter, so read on and find out how you can embrace the weather and still look incredible.
When it comes to deciding on a style for your hair, make sure that you think carefully about how your day will be spent. If you intend on being outside for any of it, but particularly your photos, then it might be more practical to ensure that the style you opt for can be safely secured.
Long flowing locks might sound wonderful, but not when a gale force wind is blowing them across your face. Cute little strands around your face can look lovely whilst walking down the aisle but can soon end up stuck to your forehead when the weather starts to get a little damp.
Accessories such as jewelled brooches can be used to pin the hair in place keeping it looking fabulous. For some extra glamour, make use of items such as tiaras to keep your hair out of your face. Flowers in your hair are a big trend and can look wonderful, but make sure that they are secure and are also able to withstand cold temperatures without wilting.
As a bride, you will dread waking up with the mother of all spots on your chin the day before the wedding, so you need to pay close attention to your skin in the run up to your wedding. Booking a facial can be a fantastic time to do this, but make sure that you time it right. Many facials are designed to remove impurities from your skin, and this process can take time, meaning that you are likely to see a few breakouts in the days after your treatment.
Talk to your beauty therapist about what you can expect and let them help you plan the perfect time to have your facial so that you are glowing and radiant on the big day. They will also be able to advise you on the perfect skincare routine to boost the benefits of your facial. Don’t forget, weddings can be stressful to organise, so booking an hour for facial is also a great way to take some time out and bring your stress levels down.
Many brides fall into the trap of picking beautiful make-up looks from magazines that they think will be perfect for the big day but are completely unfamiliar. Try to keep your make-up similar to your typical style. You want your guests and your other half to see an elevated version of you walking down the aisle, not someone that they hardly recognise.
A winter wedding does allow you to have a little fun with your make-up. Don’t be afraid to add some sparkle to your eyes to reflect the icy outdoors. Gold, champagne, bronze or silver eyeshadows with a little shimmer are perfect or add a little glitter to a bold lash for a hint of a twinkle.
Make sure that whatever lip colour you choose, it is a moisturising formulation. You will experience the cold of outdoors and the warmth of central heating, which can really dry your lips out. Making sure they are fully moisturised will keep you feeling comfortable all day.
If you have a tendency to flush when you have been in the cold, then make sure that your foundation offers plenty of coverage to keep the redness under control.
No one wants to see a bride turning blue with cold on her wedding day, so make sure that you are going to be warm enough during the day. There are some stunning coats, capes and wraps that can compliment your dress to keep you warm when you are outside and still looking every inch the perfect bride. Think white faux fur for some real romantic winter glamour – you could even incorporate a hood.
Call in the professionals
No matter how much planning you do, it is likely that your wedding day preparations will be stressful. There will be people buzzing round you, last minute rehearsals and a thousand questions about centrepiece, seating arrangements and Great Aunt Mabel. The last thing you need is to worry about getting the perfect curl in your hair or eyeliner that matches on both eyes. That is what professionals are for, so don’t be afraid to call in some help.
There are now many hairdressers out there who specialise in wedding hair and makeup packages. You can go to the salon whilst some will visit you wherever you are getting ready, although wedding nails can be done in advance. They can not only do your hair, but also your bridesmaids and even your mum to make sure everyone is looking their best and following any theme you might have.
A professional make-up artist can be a must-have on a wedding day. Not only do you not need to worry about getting it right, you also won’t have to contend with shaking hands. Having you make-up done for you will ensure that you have exactly the look that you want, and make you feel like a movie star in the process.
With any hair or make-up professionals, make sure that you book a trial beforehand so that you can work out together exactly what you want and avoid any misunderstandings on the day.
On your wedding day, you should love what you see in the mirror and in your photographs. These are memories that will last a lifetime, so make sure that you get the look that you want. With a little planning and some help from the experts, you can easily be the perfect blushing bride.