Your wedding is a day you’ll always remember and (hopefully) cherish. It’s an event that is all about you, your fiancé, and the celebration of love. And while the ceremony to saying ‘I do’ is sacred, it can also be a bit awkward to have all eyes on you and your special someone. Between dress shopping, makeup trials, first dances, walking down the aisle, and all the photos taken in between, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed or insecure throughout the process, particularly for those of you who tend to be shy or introverted.
Fortunately, overcoming these emotions and exuding confidence on your big day has never been so easy. Just follow these simple tips and tricks to help you not only look good but feel good about yourself on your wedding day!
- Prep & Prime Your Skin
It can be hard to feel confident about yourself on your wedding day when you’re breaking out. Sure, you may be able to hide it using some foundation, concealer, and other beauty products, but if you know that underneath it all are bumps and blemishes, you’re more likely to feel a little insecure, regardless of whether or not they’re noticeable. That’s why it’s so vital to prep and prime your skin in the days leading up to your wedding so you can achieve a healthy glow when it comes time to marry.
Be diligent about your skin care routine and invest in products that genuinely serve to support your skin. If you’re struggling with a condition like acne, for example, you’ll want to be sure to invest in an acne treatment that works to target and treat breakouts before they even occur. By being more strategic with your skin care rituals and regime, you’ll be able to keep your complexion looking fresh and fierce come time for your wedding, giving you all the confidence you need to radiate down the aisle.
- Dress to Impress, Yourself!
Finding the perfect wedding dress is a lot of pressure as it is. Mix in all the opinions of others and the journey to finding the perfect fit becomes all the more difficult. For this reason, it’s critical that in the process of finding your ideal gown, you weigh in your opinion more heavily than anyone else. After all, it’s YOUR big day, not theirs.
As cliche as it may sound, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in this case, that’s you! When you find the dress of your dreams, you’ll know it. So, don’t forget to follow the golden rule for your wedding gown; dress to impress, yourself! Don’t let anyone else try to sway you one way or the other when bridal dress shopping as this can lead to uncertainty and insecurity when your wedding day finally arrives. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you’re choosing a dress that makes you feel beautiful from the inside out. As long as you feel good about yourself, you’ll shine, and the world will shine with you too!
- Fake It Til You Make it Down the Aisle
When you’re getting ready to make your grand entrance, and all eyes are on you, it’s normal to immediately become nervous or anxiety ridden. But, even though it can be nerve-wracking in the moment, it’s important to understand that every one of your guests is here for you, and that the walk down the aisle is one of the traditional parts of the wedding ceremony. In other words, nobody is staring at you for the sake of passing judgements, but rather the complete opposite. Your guests are here to bask in your beauty and commemorate you and your special someone. That being said, although it can be frightening, you must focus on reminding yourself that this is your time to shine, so fake it til you make it down the aisle!
To ensure your body language accurately portrays the image of a confident woman, start by correcting your posture. Before you make your entrance, take a deep breath, keep your head up, shoulders back, and lead with your hips. Maintaining eye contact is a great way to stop you from looking down as you walk down the aisle, so try and focus on keeping eye contact with the person waiting for you at the podium. Additionally, remember to smile. Smiling will allow you to project confidence into the air, even when you’re not feeling that way, so showcase those pearly whites by giving your friends and family a smile!
- Surround Yourself with People You Love
Above all else, be sure to surround yourself with people you love. The right people in your life will be there to support you and lift your spirits, especially when it comes to special occasions like this. Weddings are not meant for people who you consider to be your “frenemy” or distant relatives that tear you down. Your attendees are meant to be the people you cherish most in this world, so take your guest list selection seriously before sending out your wedding invites.
When you’re at your lowest and are looking for reassurance, don’t be afraid to turn to those people. They’ll be there to help you in any way that they can and remind you of how stunning you are throughout the process.
Exuding confidence can certainly be easier said than done, but with these tips and tricks, you’re bound to feel just as good as you look on the day of your wedding. Don’t worry girl, you got this!