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Personal Care Wedding Checklist

As most soon to be brides know, preparation for the wedding involves more than booking a church and reception hall.

Both the bride and groom need to plan accordingly to ensure all facets of their personal appearance are taken care of prior to the day of the wedding. Many things need to be taken into consideration, ranging from attire to finger nails.

It is wise to book all appointment needs well in advance to ensure there are no delays. If you are planning a destination wedding, your coordinator can even help you with these items.

Tips on Preparing Yourself for the Wedding

Bridal Shoes: Matching your bridal shoes exactly to your wedding gown is not an easy task. The best way to do so is to use the exact fabric from the gown. If this is not a possibility, than you can have your bridal shoes custom dyed by a professional. In most cases professional dyers can get the color of your shoes close to exactly that of your wedding dress.

If you are planning on getting married on the beach, you may want to pack a bag with shoes for the beach ceremony, and shoes for the reception or after wedding activities.

Wedding Ring PhotoNail Care: In order to have the best looking nails as possible, don’t rely on a single manicure and pedicure before the wedding. Get manicures and pedicures periodically, starting at least three months before the wedding. That way when it comes time for the final preparation, your nails will already be in great shape. Most wedding photos include a picture of the rings so it is important to have well groomed nails.

Hairstyle: In order to avoid last minute foul-ups, always book hair appointments for both the bride and groom well in advance. It is not unreasonable to book your appointment six months in advance if necessary. Also, be sure to schedule enough time to allow for a lengthy hair appointment. Allow for at least three hours, you don’t want to rush things.

Fresh Breath: There is no worse time to have bad breath than on your wedding day. Most of the time, bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth which gives off foul-smelling gases. The best way to combat bad breath is to floss, brush your teeth thoroughly, and use a quality mouthwash. Also, bacteria can also reside on your tongue, so be sure to thoroughly brush your tongue as well.

Once you know you have taken care of all the appropriate beauty arrangements you will become much more relaxed. Now you can focus on your big day without having to sweat the details.

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KatRama BrooksI'm a risk taker and visionary fascinated with the myriad of possibilities available to us as we journey through life. Brought up in Shanghai, I lived in La Paz, Bolivia and now reside on Kauai. I speak three languages fluently. I used to be a graphic designer, now own two wedding companies, and love to do ritual and ceremonies. I am also an astrologer and like working with subtle energy fields. I'm married to a wonderful man who is also my business partner, a great wedding photographer and writer. I love nature, dancing, singing, and traveling.View all posts by KatRama Brooks