[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You found the guy you want to spend the rest of your life with; and the biggest celebration of your life is right around the corner. Did we say CONGRATULATIONS!?! While most of the bigger preparations have already been taken care of (hopefully), here are some quick tips we scribbled down which should help you ace the countdown to the wedding day.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1828″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]1. Avoid these foods
We know how it is….your room literally has no privacy left, stress (and hormone) levels are high around the house and of course your relatives are constantly around. Trust me, your system is going to be full of a range of emotions–and in such times, you, like the rest of us, will be tempted to resort to guilty pleasures. But, seriously, do all you can to avoid artificial sugar or junk food. It could literally show up on your face (no, pimple no!), leave you with acidity, or worse, make you put on an ounce or two, which could even mean a refitting. Take charge of yourself and treat yourself to something light and yummy, with no long-lasting side effects: fresh fruits, pancakes, smoothies, yoghurt and home-made sweets are good-to-go.
[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1831″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]2. Don’t do anything drastic
Here’s the thing: if you haven’t gotten a LASER treatment for your legs yet, why are you thinking about it NOW? Or thinking about colouring your hair, again, why now? This is all cool, but timing is essential. For instance, a laser treatment can take anywhere between 3-10 months (each session is after 30-45 days). So if you’re just thinking about it and your wedding date is around the corner, postpone it for later. Similarly, we know you’ve been watching Game Of Thrones, but this is not the time to re-create Sansa Stark’s hair. Stick to the colour you have: if you’re really hell-bent on it, then go to a colour professional who will guide you to opt for a tinge 2-3 shades lighter than your own hair colour. Don’t go doing something “new” in a hope to look awesome. You already do.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1833″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]3. Stick to what you know
Pamper your skin and hair, at home and at the spa. At the spa, opt for a nourishing body polishing ritual that leaves you and your skin feeling rejuvenated and glowing. Go for brightening facial 3-4 days before the functions to make the most of the money you spent. Condition your hair with the goodness of coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil. Log onto Pinterest and whip up a yoghurt/egg hair mask. There’s little to no chance that you’ll go wrong with these ingredients.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1834″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]4. Stick to routine
You know, it’s a big deal that you’re getting married. But the thing is, stress and hype are so bad for your system that sometimes you just keep obsessing and then very little gets done. So my suggestion is this: stick to your usual routine. Wake up like you do, go to the gym, work out, head to work and go about your day. Assign time slots in the day to finish leftover wedding work. If need be, ask your fiancee (it’s his wedding too you know!) or your friends to step when you feel the need. Do this till the last final 3 days before the wedding and you’ll see how much calmer and saner you feel.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1837″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]5. Put your foot down
Now I know make-up artists charge a bomb, and since you’re paying that much, make sure you look better than Deepika Padukone. If you don’t know much about make-up, take out 20 minutes in a day to browse online and get references of the look you’d want. Make sure you meet up with your make-up artist and talk to her, tell her if you’re the kind of girl who loves RED lipstick or you’re big on the EYES. The more you tell her, the more she can adapt to you and your likes. Finally, on the day of the wedding, keep that 1 person next to you who never lies to you. Give him/her specific instructions to be patient, and truthful till your make-up is finished–insurance helps, you know!
[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1840″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]6. Do a dress rehearsal
You’re the bride; so you’ll have to sit through layers of make-up, put on a lehenga that’s heavier than you, and wear jewellery that’ll leave your ears stinging. So here’s what I suggest: once you have everything, and I mean everything, haathphool, moong baalis and stilettos, do a trial at home with your close ones around (without breaking anything). This way you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into and what needs to be fixed. For instance, if you think your corset is cutting off blood supply, get it altered! Don’t think twice; you’re gonna be out there, on your most important day for hours; you deserve to be comfy.
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