You have taken months to prepare for your wedding, reserving the church and the reception location and all of your vendors, paying attention to all the details. Even more, the last few hours there is still much to be done to get you feeling and looking your best before the wedding and during the wedding. Very important aspect of the wedding planning is to have someone, if you cannot afford a wedding planner, to assist you and get involved with all of the details of the wedding, like getting all of the important contact information of all of the vendors. Of course, the wedding planner has to have all the scheduling and time information and be in touch with all vendors few days before the wedding, one day before the wedding and during the wedding so she can anticipate any delays or problems.
Let us start three months before the wedding talking about having a truly picture perfect day radiant skin, before scheduling appointments for manicures and pedicures. Three months before the wedding, the bride and her entire wedding party should visit the nearest makeup counter and get a skin care consultation for a complete skin care regiment for each member of the wedding party. You have to allow three months for skin care products to have time to work. Use exfoliation as a major step and is the foundation for flawless skin. Don’t use new soaps, cleansers, toners, or masks right before the wedding. Your skin could become inflamed, or you could have an allergic reaction.
Have a good sleep the night before the wedding by going to bed early. It is important not to drink too much alcohol at the rehearsal dinner (if it is the night before the wedding). Also, do not consume any coffee, tea or chocolate where caffeine can disrupt your sleep. Be sure to eat a good breakfast. If you forget to eat, you could feel lethargic; plus, eating early will give the food a chance to settle. If jitters are curbing your appetite, try something light, such as muffin, a toast, or fruit. And have protein-rich snacks, nuts or yogurt to eat during the day.
Getting ready the day of the wedding requires good preparation by asking your hair dresser if you should shampoo the night before or the day of, and that depends on the type of hair and style. Allow yourself enough time so you have time to relax with your favorite scented bath soaps, gels, and oils like lavender, chamomile, orange, or peppermint. It’s best to do all styling and primping before you slip into your dress, except final touches like lipstick. Wear a button-down shirt so you won’t ruin your hairstyle or makeup pulling a T-shirt over your head when it is time to get into your wedding attire. Be sure to bring your headpiece with you if the stylist will need to work it into your hair; also bring any makeup of your own you’ll be using. Arrange to have a manicure and pedicure the day before so you don’t have to worry about wet nails.
Put your shoes on before your gown — it can be cumbersome to find your feet in a bevy of frills and layers, and it will be easier to fasten and adjust your gown if it is draped the right distance from the floor. Keep your dress hanging with the bodice stuffing in place and covered with a white sheet until the moment you’re ready to put it on. Press any wrinkles with a cool, dry iron using a white pressing cloth; you should only use a steamer for a gown that is made of tulle.
During the wedding day have an emergency kit on hand including aspirin, needle and thread, safety pins, glue, scissors, double-sided tape, hosiery, nail polish and a make kit. The make up kid has to be the same as the one used be your make up artist. One important aspect of make up is being waterproof, what an idea. It will spare you from a lot of embarrassment when you get those emotional tears running down your face with your make up too.
Plan to be ready for the final touches at least two hours before the wedding ceremony if not more, especially if you are taking formal photographs. It is very important that by that time your hair and the basic foundation is done. Even the bride with perfect facial features and skin does not want to see herself in photos before make up, of course there are exceptions. So far we have been talking about make-up and how to get ready before the wedding day and during the wedding day, or at least talk about major and important aspects. You might ask; how come a wedding photographer would discuss this issue.
Major part of our Wedding Photography and Video Consultation is making sure the couple is aware of all of the information that is available on the web and in books talking about how a bride should get ready for her wedding day. We are convince through experience that it is not just about Wedding Photography but about the bride having fun, having a totally joyful and one of kind life time experience. We are there to document it.
A great wedding photographer makes sure that earns the trust of the bride, the groom and their families. Thus, we will like to persuade our wedding couples that we know, and we do, what a wedding day entails that we anticipate capturing all of the details, emotions, reflections and relationships of the bride and groom, with their families and friends during their wedding day.
Portrait, Wedding photography and video has been the passion of Andreas Katsouris for the last 22 years. As a professional photographer he has always improved on his technique with a new and refreshed approached throughout the years.