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How to Be a Comfortable Yet Beautiful Bride on Your Wedding Day

Updated on July 14, 2015

Many brides put so much focus on all the wrong things heading up to the wedding that they forget to simply relax and enjoy their special day. Looking beautiful yet being comfortable at the same time, is completely possible and shouldn't be difficult either. All the dreams of having everything just perfect can get exhausting rather quickly and negatively affects how you look and feel on your wedding day. Let's face it, when you look back at your wedding pictures you won't remember if the pew bows were all straight or if the guest book and pen matched. You'll remember how you felt and looked that day and how you were so glad to finally say 'I do' to the man of your dreams.

What to Wear, What to Wear...

So how do you make sure you look your absolute best without making a huge fuss that has you looking fake, not yourself, uptight and completely uncomfortable? Well it's not that complicated really. Just don't do anything drastically different from what you normally do. Pick a dress you are comfortable in and that matches your style. For example, don't wear a strapless dress if you're going to constantly yank it up all day. If you like to be fancy then wear lace. If you typically wear plain clothes then choose a simple, yet elegant dress. If you like to wear your hair down then do so and perhaps add some loose, soft curls to tuck in around your veil if you choose. When it comes to makeup, make sure you use a good primer to keep your makeup from smudging and fading over the course of the day. Wear soft natural colours for your cheeks, eyes and lips as this looks best when wearing white. As for shoes, well if you must wear heels then go for it. Just make sure you take into consideration walking through grass for pictures and a long day of walking and standing in them not to mention the dance floor later. Bring a back-up pair of cute and comfortable slip-on leather slippers or deerskin ballet flats, in white of course, for the reception and dance and your feet will thank you later.

Deerskin Ballet Slippers

Wedding Budget Breakdown

Visit this link for a budget breakdown you can use for planning your wedding: http://www.realsimple.com/static/pdfs/budget_worksheet.pdf

Advice for Brides to Be

Picture Perfect

Choosing the right photographer can make a world of difference to your a happiness that day. Get someone who is flexible, willing to take the poses you want and isn't all business so you can relax and have fun while taking your pictures. Also make sure you've given yourself more than enough time so you don't feel rushed making it to the reception in time. Take your pictures somewhere you love. Get the family and wedding party pictures over with first and separate from the ones with just you and your hubby so the attention is off you and you don't feel like you have an audience watching. Your photographer can then hopefully catch some natural smiles and romantic moments for you. Make sure you practice your happy smile and your church kiss a bunch before your big day, which will also help lessen the stress leading up to the wedding day. Practicing your smiles and kisses ahead of time will help you look and feel as natural as possible with everyone watching and the flash of the cameras all around.

Top 10 First Dance Songs of 2015

  1. Taylor Swift - Blank Space
  2. Sam Smith - Stay With Me
  3. Ginny Blackmore and Barry Southgate - All Of Me
  4. Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
  5. Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
  6. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out loud
  7. Ben Howard - Only Love
  8. Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
  9. Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I love You
  10. Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me

(http://www.eventsbyluxe.com/top-10-first-dance-wedding-songs-of-2015/)

The Bride Gets the Final Word

Although the groom, your mom and mother-in-law to be, will all have an opinion on what should be done and how things should look, you are the bride and should get the final say. However, choose your battles wisely, as this is your family and as we said earlier, none of the fuss really matters in the end. If there are a few things that are really important to you then focus on them and let the rest of them dispute about the rest. Anything seems to go nowadays at a wedding and there aren't as many traditions that must be kept. For example, if you don't like fruit cake and want boxed cherry chip, go for it. If you'd like the groomsmen to walk the bridesmaids down the aisle then take charge and kindly let everyone know your thoughts. If having these few important things will make you relaxed, happy and comfortable on your big day then let the rest work itself out and enjoy your special day.

Don't Forget

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe"

If you follow these few tips you are sure to enjoy your wedding day and look beautiful yet comfortable while you're at it. Remember to flash that beautiful smile and enjoy the romance found in dancing and taking pictures with your new hubby. You get to share your special day with all your closest friends and family whom you love so cherish the memories. Focus on what really matters in the end and all the rest will fall perfectly into place.

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      Robin M Goliama 2 years ago from Tanzania Dar-es-salaam

      Blank space as the first?Makes me wish that i was getting married on 2015

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