Are you ready for wedding season? The weeks leading up to a wedding–and the day itself–can be an intense period for the bridal party, mothers of the bride and groom and the bride.
For a guest, wedding season can be weekend after weekend of sartorial indecision. Keep a few go-to outfits on hand and prepared before May. Pair them with easy makeup looks and some reliable hairstyles, so you won’t loathe weekends from now until September.
RULES FOR THE BIG DAY
1. Never–ever–upstage the bride.
Even if the bride isn’t a bridezilla, don’t upstage the bride. Save that edgy editorial look for a big night out with your girlfriends or on a fun solo date on the town.
2. Make sure your hairstyle fits the occasion.
Use a style that’s appropriate for the occasion, venue and environment. Rethink those curls and put your hair up if it’s going to be a scorcher.
3. Make sure your style can last the whole event.
Make sure you have all your tools on hand and some emergency supplies to spare for touch-ups throughout the day. Keep extra , pins, hair accessories or hair spray close at hand. Or in your clutch.
For the bride or her bridal party, the is a great tool to prepare for the big day or to use for touch-ups.
WEDDING TRENDS FOR THE BIG DAY
1. Think big.
have been trending on the runway and down the aisle. Rock this trend with a or a pony. Or try a statement barrette or a show-stopping headband. Keep the rest of your look simple with a sleek pony or some loose waves.
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For the wedding party and guests, keep accessories to one major piece with everything else pared down.
2. An unfussy do.
Take a cue from everyone’s favourite princess. On , she had very unfussy updos.
Keep the bun clean, but leave a few pieces by the face loose, either straight or in a gentle wave. Our can create those framing pieces. Manipulate the styler to create a straight or curly look. Set with hairspray–a lot of hairspray.
3. Take a cue from a princess.
Like with most things, the Duchess of Sussex–formerly known as Meghan Markle–is a trendsetter. Her wedding might have been over a year ago, but her low-key updo is still something that brides will favour.
Add in a framing headpiece, such as her striking tiara, for extra glamour.
4. Flower power.
Flowers have always been integral to weddings, but is a new twist to their function. Try a flower crown, a blossom or two tucked behind the ear, or .
The downside is, of course, that they are prone to wilting. Replace them as the day goes on or save them for the ceremony and your pictures!