“May I see your ring?” If you thought a lot of people asked this question during your engagement period, just wait until the wedding day. As friends and family celebrate with you, they’ll give your hands newfound attention.
To ensure you can confidently display your wedding band, take time to prepare your hands and fingernails for your wedding day. Whether you’re a no-fuss, natural bride or a glam girl, these bridal beauty tips will prepare your hands for your Baltimore wedding day and keep your fingernails looking fine throughout your engagement as well.
No more biting.
For many brides, nail-biting stems from nerves or stress, which are intensified with wedding planning deadlines and decisions. But it only takes 21 days to break a habit. Stay strong and persevere. When you feel the need to bite, try holding something to keep your hands occupied. If necessary, you can also try specific nail polishes that produce bitter tastes. After a few tastes of this nasty stuff, you’ll want to keep your fingers as far as possible from your mouth.
Start your hand care early to give you a beautiful, bridal-worthy appearance.
Buy a base coat.
Several months before your wedding, begin to wear a nail base coat. This clear-colored coat has nail nutrients and fortifiers. With routine use, once-brittle nails will grow strong and healthy. Also, always use a base coat when you wear polish to protect your nails from gaining an unhealthy yellow tinge.
Wear rubber gloves.
Avoid exposing your nails to harsh chemicals. Buy a pair of rubber gloves, and wear these every time you clean your home. When you do the dishes or scrub the bathroom, slip on your gloves to protect your hands’ skin and fingernails.
Baltimore brides, are you planning to complete your own wedding day makeup? If do-it-yourself is your style and you trust your abilities as a makeup artist, then dive into this video to gain practical makeup application tips.
In this clip, makeup artist Carmindy of TLC’s “What Not To Wear” brings you helpful hints to enhance your features, prepare for the camera, and maintain a natural appearance. Become a blushing bride, all while staying true to yourself! Learn how with this tutorial.
Brides, if you don’t feel comfortable completing your wedding day look at home, then hire a professional makeup artist. With years of professional experience and a wide array of products for every skin type, a wedding makeup artist can create the best look for your style and personality. Also, with her expertise, she’ll ensure your wedding day preparation is completely stress-free.
If you’d rather not pile on the pressure with D.I.Y. techniques, then view our list of recommended Baltimore bridal beauty experts, hair stylists, and makeup artists on our website. Want to meet these wedding professionals in person? Visit the upcoming Baltimore Bridal Show on August 21st at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. You’ll discover all your local options, and speak face-to-face with exhibitors to find the best fit for you. Find full-day tickets online for Baltimore Bridal Show, and take one more step toward your ultimate wedding day experience.
Your bridesmaids are your closest friends and family. As the ladies who have stood by your side time and time again throughout your life, now they’re prepared to stand at your side to support you throughout your wedding. While you’ll likely have a long list of expectations for your bridesmaids, have you considered how you can help them succeed in return? Baltimore brides, read today’s bridesmaid tips to do your best for the women who are doing so much for you in anticipation of your special day.
Sounds easy enough, right? But, brides, you have to remember what your bridesmaids are seeing. Communicate your hopes for the wedding day in manageable sessions, rather than one massive information download. Give them liberty to take a wedding planning break from time to time. Finally, remember to ask them about their lives and invite them over to just spend time together as friends. The wedding may be all about you, but you also want to still have your friends once the reception party ends.
Say, “You can wear it again” and mean it.
Despite the popular mantra, brides rarely choose bridesmaids dresses that can be worn again. To let your brides choose the best bet for her budget and style, let your bridesmaids choose their own gowns. As the bride, you can give guidelines (i.e. black tea-length dress) and approve the final purchase. Save yourself the stress of choosing these gowns, and let your bridesmaids find their best fit.