Hints and Tips

With so much to remember, here is a helpful list of tips to lighten your load.

  • Make arrangements to have something to eat and drink (nonalcoholic beverages) during our scheduled makeover time to keep your energy up and stay hydrated.

  • Remind each bridesmaid to bring an extra pair of panty hose.

  • Arrange for your bridesmaids to use the same nail polish color or have matching French manicures for a beautiful, cohesive look.

  • Since multiple scents can be overwhelming, the bride and bridesmaids should all use the same perfume.

  • Using an unscented bath powder all over your body will help absorb perspiration and prevent it from spoiling your wedding dress.

  • Have each bridesmaid bring a large tote bag for her personal belongings. She should place clothes, shoes, makeup, and jewelry in the tote bag and store it in her car before the wedding ceremony.

  • Don’t forget to bring your toothbrush, toothpaste, breath mints, Kleenex tissues, and safety pins.

  • Are your wedding shoes too tight? Soak a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol, and carefully wipe it inside the shoes before putting them on. The alcohol relaxes the leather or fabric and permits it to stretch a little.

  • Limit yourself to one glass of wine or champagne at your wedding rehearsal dinner. Alcohol may cause water retention, making you look ten pounds heavier, and it may cause dark circles under your eyes the next morning.

  • Feeling stressed? A full-body massage the day before your wedding will help eliminate a tension headache or fatigue caused by worrying about last minute details.

  • A facial for your face and/or back will remove dead skin, treat acne, or simply create the glow your want. To take full advantage of the facials, start them three to four weeks before your wedding.

  • The night before your wedding, go to bed at a reasonable hour so that you wake up refreshed.