A healthy happy bride

Kristy South on the way to her wedding. She marrieed Chris Chilman at Lookout Lodge, Wanaka, in...
Kristy South on the way to her wedding. She marrieed Chris Chilman at Lookout Lodge, Wanaka, in February. Photo by Carmen Hancock Photography.
Brides always look marvellous on their wedding day, which has a lot to do with how happy they are. But a health and beauty plan drawn up to begin in the six months leading up to the wedding ensures against last-minute weight, hair and makeup issues. Here are some tips:

SIX MONTHS BEFORE
• HAIR: Book an appointment with the hairdresser for a trim and conditioning treatment. Talk over the bridal style which would suit you best.
• WEIGHT: If there are a few pounds to be lost or gained start now on a sensible diet.
• BEAUTY PROBLEMS: Any skin problems should be tackled now and a visit to a beauty specialist is a sound idea.
• TEETH: Visit the dentist for a check-up. For those who want a bright smile, check the various teeth-whitening procedures available.
• FITNESS: Stamina is something all brides-to-be need and a good fitness programme, whether it involves regular swimming, aerobics, jogging, skipping, yoga, Pilates, or walking, should be maintained.

Nikita at her wedding to Mathew Woodhead in November last year. Photo by Calibre Photography.
Nikita at her wedding to Mathew Woodhead in November last year. Photo by Calibre Photography.
ONE MONTH BEFORE:
• MAKEUP: This is when makeup to suit your wedding gown should be looked at. If unsure, there are professional cosmeticians who will be able to assist. It is a good idea to stock up on regular cosmetics now, and do not forget sunscreen if you are heading into the sun for your honeymoon.
• HAIR: Make an appointment to rehearse the hairstyle for the wedding. Ask for extra time and take the veil and headdress with you.
• WEDDING GOWN: Have a second fitting towards the end of the month, especially if you have lost weight.

ONE WEEK BEFORE:
• HAIR: Check with your hairdresser if you have an appointment for your wedding morning.
• BEAUTY SALON: Any leg waxing should be done this week as well as a facial, as any redness of skin from these treatments will have time to fade

ONE DAY BEFORE:
• BEAUTY: Have a manicure and pedicure from a professional beautician or reserve time to do them at home.
• RELAXATION: If possible set some time aside away from all the preparations to have a swim, go for a long walk, or make an appointment at a beauty salon for a relaxing massage. Get a good night's sleep.

 

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