Although it’s cold outside wedding season is rapidly approaching and will be here before you know it. Brides everywhere are busy picking dresses, invitations, guests lists and scouring pinterest for ideas. But what do you do if you’re not a first time bride? What are the rules? Are there rules? What am I expected to wear? Formal? Casual? Bridal party or no? The questions and debates can be endless.
Who's wedding is it anyway?
If one or both parties have been on this ride before, now is a good time to try and do something you didn’t think of the first time or wish you had done. This is your wedding anyway, right? Aw yes here’s when hindsight is a beautiful thing.
And let’s face it all eyes will be on the bride (oh and the groom) and what she wears (and him too). So what do you wear? That all depends on the venue! Deciding that can help narrow down some definite options when it comes to the dress, invitations favors etc. For a more formal affair a ball gown or full length dress would be very much appropriate. Don’t want to wear white? Why not try a beautiful gown in gold, ivory, champagne or pewter. Or a beautiful pastel. For a more casual soiree why not go with a cocktail or tea length gown. And for a twist try, ready for it, a pants suit! Yes! Solange Knowles wedding day suit was a stunner. Why not give it a go!
Once we’ve decided what to wear the question of makeup and hair comes to mind. Diamond’s blog last month gives you some really good ideas for wearing a crown or headband to complement your look. So that just leaves one of my favorite subjects, Makeup! Of course your makeup should compliment you and your outfit of choice. But I love the advice of one celeb makeup artist, 'Focus on the most important elements of your look, such as beautifully natural-looking skin, softly groomed brows and feathery lashes. If you get these basic factors right the rest of your make-up will fall into place,' says Caroline Barnes via marieclaire.co.uk
To ensure the perfect look on your day you should always schedule a trial with your artist. A trial allows the artist time to get the look you want, for a worry free application on the day of your wedding. And don’t forget about the rest of your skin. If your dress shows your bear arms, back or decolletage you want that exposed skin to look its best as well. Be sure to ask your artist for tips on how to best do that.
Most importantly have fun and enjoy this exciting time in life!
Tell me what you think what are some good options for second time brides?