Wedding Day Bridal “Must-Haves” to Feel and Look Your Best

As a bride, it is important to feel and look your best on your wedding day. From preparation and glam, to walking down the aisle, to dancing the night away at your reception– the goal is to feel as comfortable as possible to avoid any displeasure’s or annoyances that could take away from your wedding day happiness.

Pampering yourself before your wedding day can ease the stress and anxiety you may be experiencing. It can help transform your mood and make you the best version of yourself– for yourself, your significant other, and your guests! Here are some investments to take into consideration when preparing for your special day:

Comfortable shoes:

High heels are known to be part of the traditional bridal attire– there is no doubt that they can positively transform your look! But oftentimes, high heels can get extremely uncomfortable, especially when you are wearing them all day long. Walking down the aisle or dancing in high heeled shoes can potentially cause bad blisters or squished toes. Try an elegant sneaker or a flat to alleviate the possibility of heel or toe pain!

A quality bra:

Every bride needs a quality bra. It is vital in making your dress fit to perfection and it is extremely important if you want to be comfortable. Nothing is worse than wearing your dream wedding dress while being in pain from a bra that is digging into your skin or not fitting right. Having a well-designed and supportive bra, like the ones from True & Co., can contribute to making you feel your absolute best when you’re getting married.

Makeup setting spray:

To keep your makeup looking fresh all day long, invest in a makeup setting spray to hold your glam in place. Makeup can easily move around on the face as you are talking with your guests  and eating cake– it can even sweat off for some. Keep a small bottle of setting spray in your hand bag in case you need to freshen up.

Hair treatment:

A wedding glam session can take hours for a bride. For hair specifically, it can take up to a few hours for a stylist to complete an intricate updo. Also, the process of creating the perfect hairstyle involves a lot of heat related tools– a blow dryer, curling iron or straightener are all examples. A hair mask can make your mane feel smooth and look shiny, and it can protect it from severe damage or breakage.

Face mask:

Along with getting your hair done, your face can take quite a beating on your wedding day from the use of so many makeup products. Using a replenishing face mask before getting ready for the day, or before going to bed the night before, can hydrate, brighten and benefit the appearance of your makeup. Using a face mask can reduce stress as well! Remember, if you plan to use a new face product, test it on your skin months in advance to ensure that the product doesn’t irritate your skin.


Make these personal investments a priority to feel your absolute best and to bring out your inner wedding day bliss!

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